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Joe Kordick Youth Character Award Winners

The Joe Kordick Youth Character Award honors worthy 12th grade young people who embody the “Six Pillars of Character” — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Rather than spotlighting isolated acts of heroism, generosity or academic grades, the Joe Kordick Youth Character Award was conceived to recognize those students whose lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to any or all of the following qualities associated with good character:

  • Uncompromising integrity and courage demonstrated by a willingness to do the right thing despite social pressures or personal risk
  • Generosity of spirit and willingness for self-sacrifice in devotion to helping others
  • Community service in working for the common good
  • Perseverance and inner strength enabling the young person to overcome physical, financial, or other difficulties