The Do the Right Thing of Charlotte County Award Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Military Heritage Museum. The following students were honored:
Yanelis Gandolff, Charlotte High School, Grade 10
Yani was honored for assisting her friend during a medical emergency. When she and a friend were at the beach, the friend had an epileptic seizure. She handled the whole situation beautifully, called EMS, her friend’s mom and kept the friend safe until paramedics arrived.
Kayden Havlik, Neil Armstrong Elementary, Grade 2
Kayden was honored for standing up for what was right. He alerted a staff member that another student had a nerf gun under his shirt in the cafeteria. He wanted everyone to stay safe.
Teresa Hoyle, Deep Creek Elementary, Grade 2
Teresa was honored for her hard work in becoming a leader and making good choices this year. She recently set an example when she informed her teacher of a student that was not permitted to be on school grounds.
Dylan Martinez, Punta Gorda Middle School, Grade 6
Dylan was honored for finding a phone on the bus and calling the contact “mom” to inform her he had found the phone. Once at school he turned the phone into the office so that the phone could be returned to the rightful owner.
Christopher Ramsey, East Elementary, Grade 3
Christopher was honored for his bravery. When he discovered another student was in possession of a dangerous item that was not allowed on school property, he kept watch on the student and informed his teacher. The subsequent investigation led to finding another student also in possession of a prohibited item.
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