Character Counts! of Montgomery County is looking for nominations for the 2013 Champion of Character Awards.

Character Counts! will honor individuals and organizations who, through daily strivings or in singular events, live up to and demonstrate the Character Counts! Pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

Help them recognize those who exhibit outstanding character by nominating a person or organization you believe meets the award criteria outlined below. Nomination form must be submitted or postmarked no later than Monday, April 1.

The Champions of Character Breakfast will be Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Business/Industry Award: A Business or Industry that has demonstrated the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, or Citizenship) in its professional culture and climate.

Champion of Character Award: An individual who has demonstrated the Six Pillars of Character, made difficult choices, acted with generosity and self-sacrifice or performed community service (six adults and six youth will be honored).

Community Award: An organization that has developed an active community task force to support the Six Pillars of Character (Ex. Scouts, Honor Society, Service Clubs, etc.)

Educator of Character Award: An educator who teaches and models the Six Pillars of Character and has impacted students through innovative character development and education (Possible examples: teacher, administrator, bus driver, secretary, etc.). One or more may be honored.

Pursuing Victory with Honor Award: An athlete or coach who demonstrates and models commitment to the Six Pillars of Character (one or more may be honored).