Come out and see us...

As always, good food and entertainment and lots of fun ... It was great to see so many of you at Centreville Day on Saturday, October 26th. Thanks for stopping by to say Hi.   Patricia was also at the QAC Office of the Sheriff Open House that same day from 8 am -1 pm. 

WOW! almost 20 years...

Hard to believe that Character Counts! has been in Queen Anne's County for almost 20 years now. There's been more than 50 "Business 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 the community. 

2019 Character Counts! Coach           Appreciation Dinner

What a wonderful evening we had on Thursday, May 2nd. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Character Counts! program and all of our Character Counts! Coaches and CommUNITY Mentors that do so much for the youth in QAC.  

10 Years of Service

 A great BIG Thank You to several of our coaches for being a part of Character Counts! for over 10 years now. These special Volunteers were recognized at the appreciation Dinner. 

*Pictured from left to right - Mike Clark, Carolyn Walls, Lance Richardson, Rhonda Knotts (Not pictured - Rick Caporin)

"Pillar of Character Award"

Congratulations to Alex Townsend, an employee of the Main Street Auto Wash. He was recognized and presented with the Pillar of Character award at the Commissioner's Meeting. He was also awarded a Congressional  There was a story posted on social media by an individual who had lost his money clip but had no idea where. When he returned to the car wash a month later, Alex walked up to him and handed him his lost money clip with all of the money in it. Comments in the post were that it was "Nice to see honest hard working young men and women are still out there. My thanks to Alex and my compliments to his parents. They have raised a very nice young man."

**We would like to make this a monthly presentation so please notify us of any nominations you have for the Pillar of Character award, an award given to a community member exhibiting the values of the 6 Pillars of Character.

2019 Shore Update Winner

We did it again... Character Counts was a 2019 Golden Anchor Winner - voted "An Organization that Makes Our Community a Better Place". Thank you to all who voted  in this year's Shore Update Readers' Choice Awards. 

    2019 Faye Lister
 Teen of Character Winner 

Congratulations to Madison Darrah, the winner of this year's Teen of Character Scholarship. The 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

The recipient of the 2019 Jacki Carter

"Young People Who Care Award" was Nicholas Viardo. He will receive up to $500 for implementing his youth-led project at Kent Island High School where they will start a Reseach and Development

Club for the young engineering students at the school.

2018-2019 Character Counts! 
         "Coach of the Year"

     Another very special award was presented at the Appreciation Dinner... Congratulations to Carla Pullen our 2018-2019 "Coach of the Year".

     Carla has been with Character Counts! for a few  years now. She coaches two classes over at Centreville Elementary School and was nominated by both of her teachers.  "She is kind and loving, patient and affirming with each and every child. She is a role model of all of our Pillars of Character each and every visit and she demonstrates it through her words, actions and presence. She is so dedicated and comes to see us in spite of her busy schedule. She is part of our class family and they love when she comes and they learn so much when she's here."

      Thank you Carla Pullen

 for being an amazing

Character Counts! Coach.

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