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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.

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2016-17 Joe Kordick Youth CHARACTER Awards Recipients

Middle School Award Recipients

Camryn Bowser, Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
Kimberly Dull, Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
Lucy Ireton-Hewitt, Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
Madison Baird, Hidden Oaks Middle School
Kaitlyn Berger, Hidden Oaks Middle School
Christopher Carnes, Hidden Oaks Middle School
Colin Fogarty, Hidden Oaks Middle School
Rose Kores, Hidden Oaks Middle School
Vivian Morales, Indiantown Middle School
Crystal Ngaeth, Indiantown Middle School
Christopher Frank, Murray Middle School
Lauren Askeland, Stuart Middle School
Ayden Jordan, Stuart Middle School
Matthew McAuley, Stuart Middle School

High School Recipients

Rileigh Krystyniak, Clark Advanced Learning Center
Adriana Mancini, Clark Advanced Learning Center
Isabella Valencia, Jensen Beach High School
Cassandra Davilmar, Martin County High School
Bridget Duignan, Martin County High School
Nathaniel Gerber, Martin County High School
William Ross, Martin County High School
Kaylee Simpkins, Martin County High School
Meghan Mickiewicz, South Fork High School
Sara Stoughton, South Fork High School




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