Character Counts Essay Contest Winner

Congratulations to St. Martin’s 8th graders Layla Abudayeh, Benjamin Bell, and Jordan A. Raffo for being 3 out of the 5 winners in The City of Gaithersburg and the Gaithersburg Rotary Club Character Counts Essay Contest!
Elementary and middle school students were asked to reflect upon and write about a person they admire and the value and ethics their “hero” exemplifies based on the 6 Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
Layla Abudayeh - Adult Hero: Mrs. Helene Redmond, 8th Grade Teacheryla Abudayeh – Adult Hero: Mrs. Redmond
Benjamin Bell – Adult Hero: Father Brennan
Jordan A. Raffo – Adult Hero: Luzmila Fernandez, Grandmother

CHARACTER COUNTS! Poster, Essay Contest Winners Announced

The PWCBF provides cash prizes for the annual Character Counts Essay Contest which is sponsored in local middle schools by the PWCBA, in conjunction with the Greater Manassas Character Counts! Coalition. The essay contest is conducted each Fall during National Character Counts! Week to encourage middle school student to focus on the meaning of the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. The winning essay from each of the six pillars is awarded a cash prize along with donations from local merchants. The award-winning essays are then incorporated into a traveling exhibition for display in various public locations throughtout Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.


Posted: February 24, 2015 In celebration of the CHARACTER COUNTS

Editor’s note — Four students were selected as overall winners in a Character Counts essay contest held recently in the Fort Dodge area schools.

The PWCBF provides cash prizes for the annual Character Counts Essay Contest which is sponsored in local middle schools by the PWCBA, in conjunction with the Greater Manassas Character Counts! Coalition. The essay contest is conducted each Fall during National Character Counts! Week to encourage middle school student to focus on the meaning of the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. The winning essay from each of the six pillars is awarded a cash prize along with donations from local merchants. The award-winning essays are then incorporated into a traveling exhibition for display in various public locations throughtout Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.