Two Bear Creek School students were recently recognized as Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care “Do the Right Thing” winners for the month of June. Zachary Cambria and Samantha Lindemuth, both sixth-grade students, were recognized for their actions to report bullying.
The pair received their award during a classwide, lunch-time ceremony on June 5. The ceremony was also attended by their families, Bear Creek Assistant Principal Jason Kingsborough, and award business sponsor Hornafius Insurance Agency. The honorees received a certificate of recognition, a “Do the Right Thing” T-shirt and a gift certificate.
Throughout the 2017-18 school year, a total of 20 Elizabethtown Area School District students received “Do the Right Thing” recognition.
“Do the Right Thing” is a national program, and a collaborative effort between, the Elizabethtown area’s local police departments, and the Elizabethtown Area School District. The program seeks to recognize students in the community who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments, attitude or outstanding efforts, and emphasizes random acts of kindness that otherwise may go 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 student. A volunteer committee reviews nominations monthly, and selects a winner or winners for each month. Nomination forms are available at www.eactc.org.
Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care is a community organization committed to improving the lives of children, youth, and families in the Elizabethtown area. Using research-based programs, initiatives, and strategies, the organization guides and encourages youth in making positive choices about alcohol, drugs, and other high-risk behaviors. EACTC partners with the schools, parents, churches and businesses to make positive changes in the community.