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Lower Dauphin fourth-graders honored for doing the right thing

Posted 7/26/17

A pair of Lower Dauphin fourth-graders were recognized as Lower Dauphin Communities That Care’s “Do the Right Thing” recipients for May.

Nate Hartz, the son of Kristen and Ed Hartz, is a …

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Lower Dauphin fourth-graders honored for doing the right thing

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A pair of Lower Dauphin fourth-graders were recognized as Lower Dauphin Communities That Care’s “Do the Right Thing” recipients for May.

Nate Hartz, the son of Kristen and Ed Hartz, is a fourth-grader at Londonderry Elementary School. He was honored for his altruism. After watching a YouTube video about how ordinary people can help those less fortunate, he decided to make bags for the needy, collecting items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, gloves, hats and scarves.

South Hanover Elementary School fourth-grader Juliet Youngbluth was nominated for creating a Kindness Club at her school. The daughter of Tristyne and Bruce Youngbluth invited everyone to participate in the club with the goal of spreading kindness throughout the school.

For their good deeds, they were recognized with a $25 gift card, a Do The Right Thing T-shirt and certificate, and pizza coupons. 

Several other students received certificates for doing the right thing. They included: South Hanover Elementary third-graders Humzah Farooq, Izabella Sweigert, Kyleigh Gruber, Ananya Patil, and Sophia Howes; Lower Dauphin Middle School seventh-grader Bryan Powell; Price School 10th-grader Jessica Rodriguez-Morales; Price School 11th-grader Thomas Campbell; and Girl Scouts Anne Nelson, Chloee Lynch, Erica Walk, Greta Bretz, Hannah Theuret, Havannah Singletary, Heidi Bretz, Lacey Turck, Lillian Linnell, Megan Haines, Megan Zerbe, Nicole Estes, and Grace Flickinger.

Now in its 10th year, the Do the Right Thing program recognizes students in the Lower Dauphin community who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments, attitude or outstanding efforts. This program provides a way to recognize good deeds and reinforce exemplary behavior.

School staff members and police officers typically nominate students whose positive actions come to their attention, but any adult older than age 18 can nominate a child.

A volunteer committee reviews the student nominations on a monthly basis and selects a winner for each month.

For more information, contact Kathy Peffer at 566-6096.

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