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On Wednesday, February 15, the Cape Coral Police Department held their monthly 2016-2017 Do The Right Thing Awards ceremony at City Hall.

The department recognized ten Cape Coral students who were nominated for their recent actions that had a positive impact on the community.

The department hosts the ceremony each month during the school year to honor local students for going above and beyond in their everyday life to "do the right thing."

The ceremonies are typically held the third Wednesday of the month from September to May in the City Council Chambers in Council Chambers at City Hall, and the public is invited to attend.

If you would like to nominate a student for the Do The Right Thing program, contact the Cape Coral Police Department's Community Outreach Projects Coordinator (239) 242-3342 or email


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February 2017 Do The Right Thing Ceremony


February Do The Right Thing Award winners


Jasling Antequera | Eighth Grade, Challenger Middle School

Jasling is a compassionate young lady. A new student who had only been at the school for a month was tragically killed while riding his bicycle. Jasling wrote a long letter to the grandmother to tell her all of her grandson’s positive attributes. She expressed her feelings of loss for herself and empathy for what the family must be going through. Jasling’s letter will become part of a memorial piece that the family is creating in New York.


Ariana Estrada | Eighth Grade, Mariner Middle School

Ariana found a large sum of money in the hallway and turned it in to school officials.




Alyssa Fraguela | Sixth Grade, Caloosa Middle School

The students in the 6th grade “SUCCESS Initiative” program at Caloosa Middle School must complete at least four hours of Community Engagement time. Alyssa completed 102 hours by working with an elementary school teacher every morning before school. She helps grade papers, sorts materials, prepares the room for projects, and reads to the children.  


Dylan Gomez | Seventh Grade, Mariner Middle School
Demetria Henderson | Seventh Grade, Mariner Middle School

Demetria and Dylan noticed a large dog running in the middle of a busy intersection. They both ran after the dog and were able to get it to the roadside where it was safe. Demetria and Dylan then checked the tag on the dog so that it could be reunited with its owner.  


Noah Hamilton | Sixth Grade, Challenger Middle School

Noah tries to make sure everyone in the class feels important. He makes a special effort to include an autistic student and takes extra care to work with and understand her. Noah will get a chair and ask her to join his group for projects. He demonstrates compassion for her and will try to figure out why she is upset and how to help her.



Isabella Hart | Fifth Grade, Diplomat Elementary School

Isabella was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at a young age. She has lived with this condition for most of her life, but does not let this distract her from her studies at school or limit her. Isabella went to the school principal and asked to have a fund raiser for juvenile diabetes. As a result, Diplomat Elementary School raised awareness among the students and collected $970.00 which they donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Daniel Veliz | Fifth Grade, Pelican Elementary School
Bronson Wiedman | Fifth Grade, Pelican Elementary School

As Daniel and Bronson were leaving the Fall Festival at Pelican Elementary, they noticed a little girl running toward the street crying. They stopped to ask her what was wrong. She told them she couldn’t find her parents and was scared. The boys took the student to school officials who were able to locate her parents. 


Bella Baldia | Sixth Grade, Caloosa Middle School

Bella found an expensive musical instrument that had been left in the hallway, and turned it in.