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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.

2019-20 Nomination Forms and Instructions

2018-19 Joe Kordick Youth CHARACTER Awards Recipients

Middle School Award Recipients

  • Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School – Isyss Bryant, Emily Maradiaga-Monzon, Elizabeth Michels, and Sarah Michels
  • Hidden Oaks Middle School – Evan Boze, Ella Glover, Lillian Lamparillo, and Renee Spakowski
  • Indiantown Middle School – Anita Cardona
  • Murray Middle School – Andrew Engle
  • Stuart Middle School – Ridge Bradford, Grace Fenniman, and Riley McGuire

High School Recipients

  • Clark Advanced Learning Center – Allison Falco and Devon Shpiruk
  • Jensen Beach High School – Lauren Langley and Erich Periman
  • Martin County High School – Nicholas Ciampi, Colin Dobbins, Erica Renzulli, and Carly Witte
  • South Fork High School – Kobe Jarmon and Jennifer Mijares
For more information about CHARACTER COUNTS!, contact Tara Zweben at 772-283-4800, ext. 234 or