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Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards

Instilling good character in children as they prepare for the real world is a big deal in Martin County.
United Way of Martin County’s CHARACTER COUNTS! program sits at the forefront of this effort and recognizes local students for exemplifying good character during the annual Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards.
Each year, CHARACTER COUNTS! plays host to the Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards to honor students whose lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to any or all of the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

2018-19 Nomination Forms and Instructions

2017-18 Joe Kordick Youth CHARACTER Awards Recipients

Middle School Award Recipients

Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School – Katie Hernandez, Kendall Slack
Hidden Oaks Middle School – Jake Brush, Adrianna Celani, Jocelyn DiSalvo, Ella Kate France
Indiantown Middle School – Jacqueline Ajche, Emily Brown
Murray Middle School – Juliana Sequeira
Stuart Middle School – Aurora Jenkins

High School Recipients

Clark Advanced Learning Center – Caroline Nolan
Jensen Beach High School – Taylor Cotton, Jazlyn Edwards, Zachary Seidle, Nicholas Torres
Martin County High School – Stephanie Brookshire, Eric Kastelic, Rachel Maunus
South Fork High School – Macy Esco, Tyrique Lewis

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For more information about CHARACTER COUNTS!, contact Holly Laiben, Director of CHARACTER COUNTS!, at 772-283-4800, ext. 234 or email her at