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Eleven students honored at city’s Do The Right Thing ceremony

April 19, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The city of Cape Coral's monthly "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for April was held Wednesday, April 17, in City Council Chambers. The guest speaker was Patty Cummings, the creator of Astro-Durance. Eleven Cape Coral students were recognized.

Overall winners:

Adam Loftis Patriot Elementary -Third Grade

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Adam Loftis

While at home, Adam's father passed out and Adam was unable to wake him up. Adam was calm enough to care for his father and call 911. He continued to try to wake him until emergency medical services arrived. Adam's actions may have saved his father's life.

Luca Romano

Oasis Elementary - Kindergarten

Luca was swimming at a pool party when he noticed a toddler had fallen in the pool. He alerted the adults that the child was under water and the child was saved. Luca's quick actions prevented a tragedy from occurring.

Gabriella Morris

Challenger Middle - Sixth Grade

Gabriella was in class when she noticed a fellow student writing what appeared to be a suicide note. Gabriella brought this to the attention of her teacher and guidance counselor.

The student was taken out of class and was able to receive the proper help that was needed. Gabriella's actions likely saved the life of a fellow student who was battling depression.

Also honored:

Sangye Sherpa

Trafalgar Middle - Seventh Grade

Sangye is part of a group of students who are trying to raise $12,000 to build a well for the people of Swazeeland.

Over spring break, Sangye took the initiative to attempt to raise more funds for the cause. He set up a booth at a local Publix and educated the patrons of the poor water condition and the number of adults and children who are dying daily. Through his efforts he raised more than $400 towards the project.

Chloe Wright, Elizabeth Barroso, Maiya Reed, Hayden Sund, Noah Torres, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Gulf Elementary - Fifth Grade

Caleb Sund

Gulf Elementary - Second Grade

Chloe, Elizabeth, Maiya, Caleb, Hayden, Noah and Ryan designed and implemented a service project to help the community.

The students decided they wanted to help local animal shelters. They set up donation boxes in the school office, set up a donation drop-off at a trunk-or-treat event and even held lemonade stands and were able to purchase two expensive kuranda pet beds as well as gift cards for the shelter animals and workers.

In addition to the monetary gifts and the pet beds, the students collected fabric donations and made more than 100 fleece tie blankets for the animals to lie on and have in their cages.

The students were able to collect more than 300 cans of dog food, many large bags of dry pet food, collars, leashes, harnesses and treats that filled more than 20 boxes and required three cars for transport.



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