Our monthly “Do The Right Thing” ceremony January 2020 will be held today, Wednesday, January 22nd, at 2:00 pm in City Council Chambers, located at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard.
This ceremony is open to the public and we encourage our community to come out and show their support to these outstanding young men and women who “did the right thing.”
The guest speaker will be Matthew Richter, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Ecological Laboratories.
Jesse Davis 7th Grade
Brachelly Morales 8th Grade Caloosa Middle School
Luke Deering 6th Grade Caloosa Middle School
While volunteering at the Salvation Army pantry, Luke noticed many kids wearing only flip flops. This concerned him because these children and teens walk several miles to the fields, walk to their temporary homes, and to the Salvation Army to get food and basic necessities. Luke organized the “Go Sneakers” drive at Caloosa Middle School and also asked parishioners at his place of worship to donate sneakers. Because of Luke’s efforts, he was able to collect 148 pairs of sneakers to donate to the shelter.
Yulena Jimenez 7th Grade Mariner Middle School
Yulena recently went above and beyond in verifying the welfare of a fellow classmate who was in desperate need of immediate mental health intervention. Worried that her peer may continue to hurt herself, Yulena reported her concern to the School Resource Officer. The student was safely located, at which time she was provided immediate medical attention and mental health intervention. Without Yulena’s quick action, the outcome of this incident could have been catastrophic.
Mattingly Webber 5th Grade Pelican Elementary School
For Christmas, Mattingly wanted nothing for himself. The only thing he wanted was to feed the homeless. Mattingly received $200 which he used to purchase and deliver food to those in need. Mattingly was very happy with the results and wants to set up a website to help feed the homeless.