FORT MYERS, Fla. - On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 the Fort Myers Police Department’s “Do The Right Thing” program will honor six children for their good deeds. Chief Doug Baker will present awards to the following students at a ceremony in the City of Fort Myers Council Chambers at 3 p.m.
Chabison Beljour is an 8th grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School. He was nominated for assisting a teacher who was involved in an altercation with another student in the hallway. Beljour tried to talk the student out of placing his hands on the teacher and to comply with the teacher. Beljour was able to identify the student to administrators for proper identification.
Sarahannie Pacheco is a 7th grader at Fort Myers Middle Academy. She was nominated by her assistant principal. Pacheco displayed courage in a situation where another student brought a knife to school and that student attempted to harm himself. Pacheco reported this to the school resource officer. The weapon was confiscated and the student received help.
William Furlow is a 6th grader at Fort Myers Middle Academy. He was nominated by his teacher for reporting a bullying incident. Furlow witnessed two students teasing a couple of smaller Fort Myers Middle Academy students. The teasing went to an extreme when the two older boys took the younger boys backpacks, shoved them into a ditch, and harassed them. The administrators were able to take proper action.
Tatiana Pierre is an 8th grader at Fort Myers Middle Academy. She was nominated by her teacher for reporting a student for stealing a cellular phone. Pierre refused intimidation by the student and did the right thing.
Kam’Ron Thomas is a 3rd grader at Edgewood Academy School. He was nominated by his teacher for being an amazing role model for his peers. Academically he is at the top of his class and always makes good choices that positively affect his academic achievement. He is very helpful, and loves working cooperatively with his classmates. He finds great joy in helping others achieve their goals alongside him. He exemplifies the meaning of a “Star Student”.
Keasia Brown is a 3rd grader at Edgewood Academy School. She was nominated by her teacher for being an amazing child who always has a smile on her face. She goes above and beyond to do the right thing even when her peers are making different choices. She has a positive attitude and loves to learn, even when the work is difficult. She is a great role model for her peers and she always follows school and classroom rules.
The purpose of the “Do The Right Thing” program is to reinforce positive actions among local youth. It is also designed to enhance relationships between local law enforcement members and school-aged children. The media is encouraged to attend this rewarding event.