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"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden


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A committee of teachers, administrators and counselors discuss the nominees


School faculty nominate one graduating senior based on a list of outstanding character attributes



Each winning student is presented an award and scholarship at a special ceremony


One student that best displays the attributes of great character is chosen from each school


Character Counts Scholarship

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