19 Outstanding Students Honored for ‘Doing the Right Thing’

Charlotte, NC
Shah-Khan, Cynthia

DTRT Feb 16 Group.jpgNominees partner with law enforcement, demonstrate courage, support classmates

Nineteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students were recognized for making good choices and "doing the right thing" during a ceremony and celebration at the Charlotte Fire Department headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 18. The winners were chosen from dozens of students nominated by school staff and police officers.

Charlotte Fire Chief Jon B. Hannan, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael and CMS Superintendent Ann Clark were on hand to celebrate these students and their families for their outstanding deeds.

The students selected for recognition distinguished themselves for their exemplary behavior and for making sometimes difficult decisions, including telling adults when they saw something potentially dangerous, working with police to recover stolen items and standing by a classmate who was suffering from a medical issue. Click here to read the ceremony program, including all the students' stories.

This is the 18th year for Do the Right Thing, which is a partnership between the Charlotte Fire Department, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and CMS.