Kids of Character 2014

Thank You

to everyone who took the time to nominate a deserving Tulare County student for the

2014 Kids of Character Awards.

Thanks to your participation, over 6,500 young people from 143 schools in Tulare County were recognized. Choose the link below to view a list of all of the students who were nominated.

Complete list of the 2014 Kids of Character

Provident-Salierno Family Foundation Honorees

Of the more than 6,500 students nominated, 68 were selected as honorees for the Provident-Salierno Family Foundation Celebration held on October 28. These exemplary students included:

Trustworthiness

Top Honorees:
Jacob Johnson, Woodlake Valley Middle School
Raymond Lango Gomez, Tulare Western High School

Finalists:
Jairo Aguilar, Kings River Union School
Gilberto Avila, West Putnam Elementary School
Trinity Keoseyan, Valley Life Charter School
Angelina Ontiveros, Freedom Elementary School
Trustworthiness honorees
Respect

Top Honorees:
Chloe Quintana, Cutler Elementary School
Jordan Staub, Cherry Avenue Middle School

Finalists:
David Mendoza-Ramirez, Castle Rock Elementary School
Esmeralda Nino, Monson-Sultana School
Maddox Ramos, Alice G. Mulcahy Middle School
Christian Steventon, Monache High School
Respect honorees
Responsibility

Top Honorees:
Yvette Gutierrez Rivera, Live Oak Middle School
Garrison Wickerd, La Sierra Military Academy

Finalists:
Rodrigo Baltazar, Greeen Acres Middle School
Angel Casillas, Richgrove School
Raymundo Lopez, Harmony Magnet Academy
Lacey Patrick, Woodlake High School
Responsibility honorees
Fairness

Top Honorees:
Kimberly Holguin, Willow Glen Elementary School
Nathaniel Sunderland, Heritage Elementary School

Finalists:
Terran Brown, Woodlake High School
Ezekieo Martinez, Lincoln Elementary School
Lianna Sanchez, Summit Charter Academy Home School
Jorge Vasquez, Kings River Union School
Fairness honorees
Caring

Top Honorees:
Jesus Perez, Woodville Union School
Anita Regalado, Dinuba High School

Finalists:
Cindy Islas, Highland Elementary School
Shawnee James, Porterville High School
Bailey Lantrip, Golden West High School
Cole Tavonatti, Alpine Vista School
Caring honorees
Citizenship

Top Honorees:
Redwood High School Freshman Football Team - Coach Paine
Tyler Gilmore, Sundale Union School

Finalists:
Sarah Vehrs, Granite Hills High School
Victoria Paz-Mendoza, Granite Hills High School
Ruben Arreola, Granite Hills High School
Citizenship honorees
Citizenship honorees Daniel Alcala, Wyatt Allen, Joe Acquafresca, Eric Armenta, Amador Bautista, Brock Binning, Jose Briseno, Kekoa Burke, Rudy Camacho, Anthony Casillas, Mark Castro, Eric Chavez, Oscar Cortez, Carlos Covian, Lorenzo Delacruz, Marcus De La Cruz, Anthony Dixon, Jaime Espinoza, Isiah (Marcus) Farias, Jesus Flores, Ely Garcia, Richard Garcia, Jordan Gutierrez, Isaiah Guzman, Michael Harris, Kyle Helwick, Adam Hernandez, Benjamin Hernandez, Matthew Hernandez, Zachary Hernandez, Matthew Jenan, Dominic Johnson, Izaiah Lara, Cesar Lemus, Damian Lujan, Eduardo Maldonado, Garrett Marks, Daniel Martinez, Javier Martinez, Gavin Medina, Yovanny Medina, Deangelo Mendoza, Will Miranda, Elijah Munoz, Elijah Navarro, Alonzo Ozuna, Nathan Paz, Isaiah Pedraza, Ismael Ramirez, Pedro Ramirez, Max Reyes, Jaylen Rodriguez, Josiah Rodriguez, Emmanuel Salmeron, Diego Sanchez, Logan Shafer, Elijah Silva, Mitchell Silvas, Drew Stogsdill, Blake Stone, Jaydon Sullivan, AJ Tayo, Mario Tercero (Quintero), Payton Thomas, Donte Valdez, Jacobe Vargas, Daniel Villa, Steven Walker.
Head Coach Roger Paine, Assistant Coaches David Bruce, Tony Tadeo, Kelly Thomas, Cole Sprague.



For more information about the CHARACTER COUNTS! program, visit

www.tcoe.org/CharacterCounts

or contact Kelley Petty, Program Coordinator, at kelleyp@tcoe.org or call (559) 740-4303.


CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nationwide initiative which embraces the six core values mentioned above. These values, common in a democratic society, can be taught by teachers, parents and community members to build and develop character in youth. The CHARACTER COUNTS! program is provided to the schools in the 43 districts administered by the Tulare County Office of Education.

CHARACTER COUNTS! is a service mark of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.