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Five EAHS Students Get ‘Do the Right Thing’ Awards

Pictured left to right at a recent Do the Right Thing award presentation: Scott Theurer, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care board member; John Smith; business sponsor from John Smith Reality; Rich Regel, school resource officer; Logan Tyler Hernandez; winner; Dr. Jason Potts, assistant principal; Ray Kriner, winner; Bobby Crick, assistant principal; nominator and assistant principal; Dan McCardell, father of Anthony; Anthony Marchand, winner; Roxanne McCardell, mother of Anthony; Julie Iddings, nominator and secretary of the School District Office; Carolyn Mueser, mother of Dan; Dan Mueser, winner; Bob Mueser, father of Dan; Madison Burkman, winner; Crystal Kauffman, mother of Madison; Steven Barraclough, nominator and teacher; and Gail Viscome, EACTC executive director.

The following Elizabethtown Area School District students were recently recognized as Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care “Do the Right Thing” winners for the month of March. Logan Tyler Hernandez, an Elizabethtown Area High School student, did an honorable act by finding personal property items and returning them to the correct owners. Ray Kriner and Anthony Marchand, who attend EAHS, received the award for helping a student pick up her musical instrument pieces that had scattered on the floor in a crowed hall. Dan Mueser, an EAHS student, was nominated for volunteering to plow snow from the driveways in his neighborhood, including a school staff member. Madison Burkman, who attends EAHS, received the award for immediately turning in lost money to the office instead ofkeeping for herself.

These Do The Right Thing winners received their award on Thursday, April 12. The award winners, their families, their nominators, the business sponsor, an EACTC board member, the assistant principal, and the school resource officer attended the award presentation. John Smith Real Estate was the program’s business sponsor for March 2018. The honorees received a certificate of recognition, a Do the Right Thing T-Shirt, and a gift certificate.

The Do the Right Thing program is modeled after a successful national program. The local program is the second chapter in Pennsylvania and seeks to recognize students in the Elizabethtown community who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments, attitude or outstanding efforts. This program provides a way to recognize good deeds and reinforce exemplary behavior. The residents of the Elizabethtown Area School District can see the many good things the young people of our community are doing, and that ‘good kids’ are newsworthy, too. This program allows us to thank our children for ‘doing the right thing’. The program especially likes to emphasize random acts of kindness that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

School staff members and police officers typically nominate students whose positive actions come to their attention, but any adult over the age of 18 can nominate a child. A volunteer committee reviews the student nominations on a monthly basis and selects a winner for each month. Nomination forms are available at

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