Come Join Character Counts! ...
At the 2021 QAC 4-H Fair
It's Back.... Mark you calendars for this year's Queen Anne's County 4H Fair. The fair will run from Monday, August 9th through Saturday, August 14th. Come join us at the fairgrounds for some good food and lots of fun.
Check us out at the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit that has come to QAC for the 1st time ever
Character Counts! is featured as part of our local display here in QAC. The Voices and Votes: Democracy in America display is based on a major exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and travels from city to city. We will host this Museum on Main Street exhibit from June 12, 2021 through July 25, 2021 at the Kennard Multicultural Center here in Centreville
WOW! Celebrating 20 years
Character Counts! just celebrated its 20th Anniversary in November 2020. It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years. There have been more than 83 "Businesses of Character"
participants and well over
1000 volunteer character
coaches and mentors
delivering lessons to the
children through the years.
Character Counts! has been
successful in building great
partnerships in the public
school system, local
businesses, county agencies,
non-profits and throughout
2020 Shore Update Winner
We did it again... Character Counts was a 2020 Golden Anchor Winner - voted "An Organization that Makes Our Community a Better Place" and "A Favorite Community Activity". Thank you to all who voted in this year's Shore Update Readers' Choice Awards #ShoreStrong
Teen of Character Scholarship
Thank you to all those that applied - what a great group of applicants. It was a tough choice but a winner was selected....
Congratulations to QACHS Senior Kamryn Brandt - this year's recipient of the
2021 Faye Lister Teen of Character Scholarship.
The $500 scholarship is sponsored by the Centreville Rotary Club and recognizes a student that has demonstrated exceptional character in their school and community utilizing the Six Pillars of Character.
Jacki Carter "Young People Who Care" Award 2021
"Coach of the Year"
Character Counts! lessons Remains at the Schools throughout this strange year...but now it's time to say GoodBye to the 2020-2021 School Year
Back to School was a little different this past year but Character Counts! was thrilled to continue to be a part of the school day - a virtual school day. The lessons were delivered different but it is the same message... Thank you to QACTV for all of your help during this past year. Couldn't have done it without you!!
Welcome Back from our Coaches...
QACTV Character Counts! Super Show Episodes like this throughout the year...
Congratulations to our 2019-2020
Character Counts! Coach of the Year" Jay Kenty.
Jay has been with Character Counts! for a few years now and he continues to coach several classes at Matapeake Elementary School again this year. He was nominated by many teachers and the school principal too. He has continued with character messages to his teachers and students these last few months during this Covid 19 pandemic.
“When asked, “How are you?” his reply is always, “Shame on me if I complain.” His positive attitude is contagious and impacts everyone with whom he interacts.” They say “I look forward to his visits just as much as the students do. He goes above and beyond in his duties as a Character Counts coach. His dedication is evident through the number of classes he visits, his assistance with our outdoor classroom, and overall familiar presence in our building. I whole-heartedly believe he deserves this award, and I am honored to work with him on a regular basis.” “Additionally, he brings a wealth of life experiences and knowledge that he freely shares with the students, demonstrating the real world application to the character concepts.” “He is awesome! - has a true gift with kids.” "He exemplifies the true meaning of good character “.
Thank you for being an amazing coach and a fantastic role model for so many kids.
Congratulations to our two winners this year. Madison Mitchell for her wonderful Trail Clean Up project up at Romancoke Pier. Madison is an 8th grade student and a member of Scout Troop 496. Our 2nd winner was Jacob Dalrymple with his outstanding plan for a family Center Outdoor Learning Environment up at the QAC Family Center in Sudlersville. He is member of Scout Troop 175.
These awards are sponsored by the Queen Anne’s County Council for Children and Youth and Community Partnerships for Children and Families. The awards are available for both Middle School and High School students that are interested in implementing a youth-led project that would have a positive impact on the community.
The last video...
10 Years of Service
We've added one more coach to our list... 10 years of coaching and still going strong!! We are so lucky to have him.
"Mr Fred" has been our "CC! Coach of the Year" and a part of Church Hill Elementary School for many years. He teaches a wonderful introduction to character for the 1st grade classes up there. Everyone knows and Loves Mr. Fred.
Thank you to Fred Sherriff for All that you do