Age: 17 The Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship



Tulare Western High School, Tulare Jt. Union High School District

Pillar: Citizenship

Coaches Broyan and Elick say, "James was honored at the Tulare Kiwanis Breakfast Club Fall Pursuing Victory With Honor Awards. James was the starting goalie for our Redskin water polo team for the last three years. With a large turnover of players this year, James was asked to leave a position he knows very well to another position in order to better the team. As a role model of selflessness, his response was, 'I will do whatever it takes to make the team better, coach'."

Visalia Times-Delta, Tulare Advance-Register Tulare County Office of Education