Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Marco Island Student Receives Sheriff’s “Do the Right Thing Award”

Do the Right Thing Award recipients. Submitted

Do the Right Thing Award recipients. Submitted

Marco Island student Alexandra Diaz, a junior at Lely High School was presented with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department “Do the Right Thing Award” by Sheriff Kevin Rambosk at a ceremony held on Monday November 15th.

Alexandra along with nine other Collier County students were acknowledged at a function held at the Lorenzo Walker Vocational Institute, which was attended by more than sixty family members, friends, faculty and sheriffs.

Each honoree was presented with a “Do the Right Thing’ trophy, certificate, gold medal and also received a congratulatory letter from Senator Bill Nelson.

Alexandra was nominated by the Dean of Students at Lely High School for finding an expensive pair of

Alexandra Diaz with Sheriff. Submitted

Alexandra Diaz with Sheriff. Submitted

glasses and turning them into the office, while this type of behavior is expected from all students, her honesty and integrity set a tone for her fellow students in “Doing the Right Thing”.

In addition to being a junior at Lely High School, Alexandra is also very active in her church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Each summer Alexandra serves as a camp counselor at “Camp Able” a camp for disabled children and young adults that is sponsored by St. Marks. In addition she’s also made three Out Reach Mission trips to the Dominican Republic with St. Marks to work at the Good Samaritan Children’s Shelter a shelter and school for disadvantage children.

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