Nominations are Now Being Accepted for Character Awards

Cedar Valley Character Counts is in its fourth year of presenting an award to a student age 12 through 18, who has demonstrated what good character means to them. 2013 marks the second 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, with the exception of the Youth Citizen award, are based on the state awards given annually by Character Counts! in Iowa.

Nominations must be postmarked by March 1, 2013, 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 12 through 18, 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.

For further information:
Select the flier below or visit the website at for nomination materials. Materials also may be obtained by calling Uyntha Duncan at 319-277-4371.

2013 Character Award Nomination Form  Character Award Press Release