Cedar Valley Character Awards


Deadline:  March 2, 2015

Help us select the 2015 Character Count Award winners! Categories are explained below. Click here for the nomination form.


  •  Business/Organization of Character:  Presented to an organization (including non-profit) that demonstrates a commitment to good character in its professional culture and climate.


  •  Adult Citizen of Character:  Presented to a Cedar Valley resident whose actions demonstrate a continuous commitment to good character.


  •  Youth Citizen of Character:  Presented to one student ages 12 through 18 who has demonstrated adherence to the Six Pillars.


  •  Educator of Character:  Presented to an educator or administrator who teaches and models good character and has impacted students through leadership and innovative character development.


  • Pursuing Victory With Honor:  Presented to an athletics team, coach, student-athlete or organization that demonstrates commitment to sportsmanship and good character.


  • School of Character:  Presented to a school whose faculty, staff and students practice good character.


  • Nominees must reside in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo school district areas.

How to Nominate

Please submit a short description of why your nominee is deserving of a Character Counts award.   Discuss his/her vocation or professional role, how they serve as a role model and/or their community, and volunteer involvement.

If your nominee is selected for further consideration, we may ask you and the nominee to provide additional information for a possible future state honor.

For questions, contact:

Nancy Justis –  njustis@cfu.net.

Send nominations to:

Cedar Valley Character Counts, P.O. Box 123, Cedar Falls, IA  50613; or email to:  cvcharactercounts@gmail.com


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