About the Cedar Valley Character Awards
Cedar Valley Character Counts! is in its seventh year of presenting an award to a student ages 10 through 17 who has demonstrated what good character means to them. 2016 marks the fifth year for the honoring of individuals and businesses in five additional categories. These Cedar Valley representatives consistently demonstrate good character through being their best self (moral character) and doing their best work (performance character). These awards are based on the state awards given annually by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.
Nominations must be postmarked by March 1, 2016 and are accepted in the following categories:
Business/Organization of Character: Presented to an organization (including non-profit) that demonstrates a commitment to good character in its professional culture and climate.
Adult Citizen of Character: Presented to a Cedar Valley resident whose actions demonstrate a continuous commitment to good character.
Youth Citizen of Character: Presented to one student ages 10 through 17 who has demonstrated adherence to the Six Pillars.
Educator of Character: Presented to an educator or administrator who teaches and models good character and has impacted students through leadership and innovative character development.
Pursuing Victory With Honor: Presented to an athletics team, coach, student-athlete or organization that demonstrates commitment to sportsmanship and good character.
School of Character: Presented to a school whose faculty, staff and students practice good character.
Environmental Steward of Character: Presented to an individual or organization (including non-profit) that demonstrates a commitment to preserving our environment for future generations. (New category in 2015)
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