Two Elizabethtown Area School District students were recently recognized as “Do the Right Thing” recipients.
Recipients are Sara Yowell, a seventh-grade student at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, recognized for being the only student to help a cafeteria worker clean up a spill, and Devlin Dowhower, a Mill Road Elementary kindergarten student recognized for turning in money he found at the school.
The students’ good deeds were acknowledged at ceremonies held recently at their respective schools, where they received a certificate of recognition, a “Do the Right Thing” T-shirt, and a gift certificate. Head Over Heels Salon was this award month’s business sponsor.
“Do the Right Thing” is a national program, and a collaborative effort between EACTC, the Elizabethtown 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, 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.