Two Elizabethtown Area School District students were recently recognized as “Do The Right Thing” award recipients.
Recipients are Lilly Fulton, a third-grade student at Bainbridge Elementary, recognized for reporting bullying, and being an “upstander” against bullying, and Kaydence Kershner, a fourth-grade student at Bear Creek Intermediate School, recognized for being aware and meeting the needs of a classmate.
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.
“Do The Right Thing” is a national program, and a collaborative effort between Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care, the greater 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 might have gone without recognition. 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.