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Middle school students lauded by Winterville Police

The two inaugural winners of the Winterville "Do the Right Thing" program at A.G. Cox Middle School pose for a photo along with Winterville Police Chief Ryan Willhite, second from left. (Nicole Ford/NewsChannel 12)

WINTERVILLE, Pitt County - As a way to honor students who have done more than just a simple good deed, the "Do the Right Thing" program lauded its first two honorees at A.G. Cox Middle School on Thursday in Winterville.

The program was rolled out across Winterville earlier this year.

Nora Wilkie was one of the school's first recipients, honored for leading the school's Garden Club to revitalize a dilapidated greenhouse and turn it into something useful - full of fruits and vegetables.

Tomatoes are plentiful and the club has 50 new strawberry plants making nice progress after a year's worth of work.

Teachers across the Winterville community can nominate students for awards. The WPD kicked off the program last week at Creekside Elementary School with the first awards.

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