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Congratulations to the 14th Annual Kids of Character Award Winners

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce the winners of the 14th Annual Kids of Character Year-End Awards. The awards honor students who demonstrate the pillars of good character throughout the school year, including cooperation, responsibility, citizenship, kindness, respect, honesty, self-control and tolerance. 
A special recognition ceremony, sponsored by the Sun-Sentinel and Publix, will be held for these outstanding students on Monday, May 5, 2014, at 7 p.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater. The ceremony is invitation only; however, media are invited to cover the event.
School administrators, teachers, non-instructional staff, guidance counselors and community members who consistently show outstanding character qualities while working with families, employees and the community will also be recognized during the event.  
Congratulations to the following award winners:
2014 Kids of Character Winners:
Jack Anderson, 5th grade, Flamingo Elementary School
Joelle Anter, 12th grade, Stoneman Douglas High School
Amara Barnett, 5th grade, Tamarac Elementary School
Hillary Bastos, 4th grade, Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
Lauren Bendesky, 11th grade, Coral Glades High School
Emma Bonfield, 5th grade, Hawkes Bluff Elementary School
Christopher Campanella, 3rd grade, Wilton Manors Elementary School
Monique Carrasco, 12th grade, Wingate Oaks Center
Naira Castilhos,12th grade, Atlantic Technical Center
Michael Castrogovianni, 5th grade, Park Springs Elementary School
Katerin Escobar,12th grade, Northeast High School
Tayllor Forsberg, 7th grade, Seminole Middle School
Camila Iregui, 8th grade, Pompano Beach Middle School
Katie Kean, 5th grade, Pembroke Pines Elementary School
Guadalupe Leon, 4th grade, Riverland Elementary School
Nathaniel Leonetti, 5th grade, Hollywood Hills Elementary School
Tatianna Martin, 5th grade, Castle Hills Elementary School
Hannah Miller, 5th grade, Eagle Point Elementary School
Lina Mohamed, 5th grade, Driftwood Elementary School
Andres Muskus, 5th grade, Coral Cove Elementary School
Jeffrey Nieves, 12th grade, Whispering Pines School
Nidhi Patel, 12th grade, Deerfield Beach High School
Leon Rice,11th grade, Broward Virtual School
Marissa Rosa, 3rd grade, Sawgrass Elementary School
Cassidy Schuck, 7th grade, Lyons Creek Middle School
Janae Strickland, 8th grade, Bair Middle School
Elias Uchin, 5th grade, Griffin Elementary School
Sarah Valme, 10th grade, Hallandale High School
2014 Kids of Character (Charter School):
Yordana Zeledon, 7th grade, Imagine Middle School West
2014 Staff of Character Winners:
Ms. Lynda L. Gilchrist-Garner, Autism Pool Substitute, Tradewinds Elementary School
Ms. Suzy Coe, 6th grade Guidance Counselor, Pompano Beach Middle School
Mr. Joel R. Phillip, JROTC Instructor, Northeast High School
Dr. Ana Marie Leon, Guidance Counselor, Wilton Manors Elementary School
Mr. Daniel Buchwald, 6th grade L. Arts Teacher, Bair Middle School
Ms. Mary Barone, Guidance Counselor, McFatter Technical Center
Ms. Mariette Donate, Guidance Counselor, Pembroke Pines Elementary School
Ms. Pamela Perkins, 8th grade Reading Teacher, Apollo Middle School
Ms. Frederica Carter, Teacher, Hallandale High School
Outstanding Character Recognition - Community:
Honorable Elijah Williams, 17th Judicial Circuit Court
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 94 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook @ (facebook.com/browardschools).