Do the Right Thing Awards
The Do the Right Thing of Charlotte County recognition ceremony was held on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Punta Gorda Police Department. The following students were recognized:
Luke Bailey, Charlotte High School, Grade 9
Luke was honored for turning in $20 to his classroom teacher that was found on the floor.
Gavin Fuller, Peace River Elementary, Grade 3
Gavin was honored for reuniting a classmate with their glucose monitor left behind on the bus. Realizing they would go all weekend without their monitor, Gavin told his grandmother and they contacted the school nurse. The child's mother was contacted, and the glucose monitor was returned. Gavin showed great concern for his classmate's health and safety, and responsibility.
Evan Safron, Murdock Middle School, Grade 7
Evan was honored for assisting his grandfather who had a medical emergency in his vehicle. Evan and his little sister quickly jumped into action. Evan shut off the vehicle so that his grandfather’s confusion didn’t cause him to drive any further.
Dylan Schaefer, Charlotte Preparatory, Grade 7
Dylan was honored for finding a lost dog. Dylan saw the dog, was able to catch it, and return it to the owner. The man thanked him and tried to give him money as a reward. Dylan said he couldn’t accept it because he is a Boy Scout.
Makenna Smith, Meadow Park Elementary, Grade 4
Makenna was honored for recognizing signs of a medical emergency with her grandfather. She was in the car when he became unresponsive. She assisted her older brother contacting family and 911. Her quick thinking to look at street signs and remain calm was helpful in getting EMS to them quickly.
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