The Character Counts program has been active in Montgomery County, instilling its six pillars of character – caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness – into students throughout the county and their educators.
Thursday morning, individuals displaying the features of the six pillars were honored for their character. The Champions of Character Program gave community members the opportunity to nominate people for recognition at a breakfast ceremony at the Boys and Girls Club in Crawfordsville.
Even though the program was only just over an hour long, 32 individuals, businesses and communities were awarded for their exceptional displays of character. Wabash College student and Character Counts Board member Clayton Randolph opened the meeting, welcoming attendees to the program. East Side Baptist Church Pastor and board member Steve Whicker offered a prayer before breakfast was served.