The Cape Coral Police Department honored 14 students during its monthly Do The Right Thing awards ceremony this week at City Hall.
- Savannah Taylor, 3rd grade, Trafalgar Elementary, daughter of Ellery & Cathy Taylor
About a month into the school year, Savannah and Jillian's class welcomed a new student who had a lot of difficulties and needed assistance adjusting to the school and classroom. These two young ladies didn't know the background of the new student; that she was uncomfortable in the new setting because she came from another school where she was being bullied. They only knew that she wasn't adjusting well, and without being prompted, Savannah and Jillian took a leadership role modeling how this child should be treated. They provided her with attention and were kind to her by sitting with her in the classroom and at lunch, explaining the daily routines to her, showing her where to find materials, and helping her with her work. They never left her side and aided her in every way possible. Their teacher states, "sometimes a student walks in your door and you feel proud to be their teacher because you know you've instilled the right qualities in your classroom."