Media Releases: December 18, 2003
The community is being
asked to submit nominations for the character education
awards program established by the Character Counts!
Steering Committee of St. Johns County. The awards
are part of the American Youth Character Awards (AYCA)
program and recognize high school juniors and seniors
who exhibit the Six Pillars of Character.
The program is open to current juniors and seniors attending
high school in St. Johns County. Approximately four percent
of the junior class at each high school, as well as one
to three seniors depending on the school size, will be
honored at the fourth annual AYCA Banquet to be held April
15 at World Golf Village.
Applications are currently available at each of the high
schools and on the school district web site at: www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/about/ccawards.html
Deadline for submission is February 6, 2004.
Character Counts! is a national values education program
founded by the Josephson Institute of Ethics of California
in 1992. It was adopted by the school district and endorsed
by the county and other youth-serving organizations five
Character Counts! of St. Johns County was honored with
the Governor’s Points of Light Award on October 28
as part of St. Augustine’s “Capital for a Day” Program.
This award recognizes exemplary efforts by non-profit
organizations that benefit local communities and make
a difference in
the lives of those they serve.
The Six Pillars of Character are Trustworthiness, Respect,
Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.