Leaders and students to be honored as Heroes of Character

Moores Hill teacher an honoree

Six local students and five adult leaders will be recognized at the 7th annual “Heroes of Character” celebration Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.

The event is hosted by the Southeast Indiana Coalition of the Character Council of Greater Cincinnati.

The group promotes and encourages good character, strengthen individuals and help organizations and communities create cultures based on modeling and rewarding positive character.

Adult honorees include Sue Manford, retired teacher of Moores Hill Elementary, Lisa Baudendistal, principal of Laurel Elementary, Katie Ryan, counselor of Taylor High School, Peter Englehard, Outreach Coordinator for SNAP and Jane Yorn, Executive Director of Safe Passage, Inc.

The students of character include: Curtis Schutte of Hamilton High School, Alison Klei, a Franklin County High School 2018 graduate, John Meer of  St. Louis School, Landyn Bomar of Cherokee Elementary School, Ben Zahneis of Oak Hills High School and Dylan Ragan of South Ripley High School.

“What a delight to celebrate outstanding individuals whose stories of overcoming obstacles, career long service to the community and generosity to others provide hope and inspiration. We honor them for their role as models and leaders of character in the community,” said Mary Andres Russell, board of directors and member of the character council.

Tyler Bradshaw will return to emcee the celebration. Bradshaw is the voice of the Hamilton Joes Baseball Club. Keynote speaker will be John Popovich. Honary chairpersons are EG and Judge Sally McLaughlin.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a silent auction form 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are still available; go to www.CharacterCincinnati.org.

Ticket sales are set up on Eventbrite, and the link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heroes-of-character-2018-tickets-50468640061 For questions: contact director Jacqueline Schmucki at 1-513- 973-6984 or jschmucki@charactercincinnati.org.

Proceeds from the benefit will support character awareness campaigns via multiple media platforms, character training for schools, non-profits and government organizations that would otherwise be unable to afford training and general operations which support “Communities of Character.”

These organizations have seen results in improved behavior and outcomes.

In 2017, the council reached over 202,575 people with inspiring messages through partnerships with more than 75 organizations.


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