United Way Recognizes Students with Outstanding Character Awards

Samantha Sandoval of La Cumbre Junior High is among 10 local students United Way of Santa Barbara recognized with the 2019 Outstanding Character Award.
United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) recently awarded 10 eighth grade students 2019 Outstanding Character Awards at five middle schools this year. Students received Certificates of Recognition for displaying positive behavior centered on the six pillars of character — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
“These young scholars worked tirelessly all school year while maintaining positive attitudes and proving that they care for others,” said Steve Ortiz, United Way of Santa Barbara County President & CEO. “We’re so proud to present these awards to students that have bright futures ahead of them.”  
Carpinteria Middle School: Angelina Cummings and Luis Hernandez Flores 
Goleta Valley Junior High: Rebecca Jamgochian
La Cumbre Junior High School: Jaciel Rios and Samantha Sandoval
Santa Barbara Junior High: Remington Mislang
Santa Ynez Elementary School: Isaiah Castro, Jazmin Gonzalez, Junior Jiminez, and Aleena Madrid
About Character Counts!
Character Counts! is a framework that is implemented at schools across the country and aims to improve the ethical quality of society by changing personal and organizational decision-making and behavior. In Santa Barbara County, UWSBC helps promote the Character Counts! framework in local schools and UWSBC’s own educational programming and recognizes students who exemplify the six pillars of character.
About United Way of Santa Barbara County
United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.

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