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! hosts 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.

2021-22 Joe Kordick Youth CHARACTER Awards Recipients

High School Recipients

Clark Advanced Learning Center

Clark Students

  • Cecilia Galeas
  • Sydnee Gilliam
  • Rebecca O’Neill
  • Juliana Sequeira
  • Samuel Vinci
  • Roman Woodcock

Martin County High School

Martin County High School Students

  • Elizabeth Buntin
  • Jocelyn Hlywa
  • Lauryn Klostreich
  • Hudson McKinney
  • Mark White

South Fork High School

South Fork Students

  • Esmeralda Acosta
  • Christopher Carnes

Middle School Award Recipients

  • Hayden Mathews, Murray Middle School
  • Doriellen Padden, Hidden Oaks Middle School
  • Zane Price, Stuart Middle School
  • Aiden Wintercorn, Stuart Middle School
For more information about CHARACTER COUNTS!, call 772-283-4800.