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CharacterWorks Citizens of Character Celebration, 12/3/17


On Sunday, Dec. 3, CharacterWorks held Logan County’s Citizens of Character Celebration.  Each student present had been selected by their teacher and were recognized, honored, and awarded a medal and bumper sticker for their participation.  Mr. Tom Harned, Executive Director of Logan Economic for Development, addressed the 35 students who were nominated by their teachers for this recognition.  Mr. Harned congratulated those in attendance and emphasized that employers look for employees who are respectful, have integrity, and are individuals of character.  He expressed the importance that they were Logan County leaders of today and tomorrow. LEAD has been a strong supporter of CharacterWorks since the beginning when Logan County became a County of Character on July 23, 2012. Approximately 175 guests gathered at Crosslands Church in support of our 35 student nominees representing Logan County Schools and Russellville City Schools.  CharacterWorks Director, Mrs. Lisa White, addressed the crowd and shared the details and goals of this project.  CharacterWorks is a County-wide campaign focusing on character development of our youth and families.  CharacterWorks provides support and recognizes our youth that exhibit strong character such as self-control, initiative, patience, and respect. Each month, Mrs. Lisa White sends out a CharacterWorks newsletter highlighting a specific character trait.  The citizens of Logan County will see the character word on signs, emails, and newsletters.  CharacterWorks’ purpose is to provide a unified focus on supporting and recognizing our young leaders of tomorrow.  Through a strong mission, our youth will continue to benefit because they will realize that having strong character is very important to one’s success. 

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