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Residents recognized for 'character'
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Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:48

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United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program recognized 10 outstanding employees with an Employee Pillar of Character award.

For the past decade, colleagues and employers have nominated unsung heroes of the workplace for exemplifying the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

"CHARACTER COUNTS! established this awards program for employees who consistently set good examples," said Holly Laiben, director of CHARACTER COUNTS!.

"Many employees have strong work ethics and go above and beyond their job description on a daily basis without expecting or receiving adequate recognition and these awards help fill that void."

Thirty nominations from the private, public, governmental and nonprofit business community were received this year. Restaurant gift certificates, sponsored by The Firefly Group, and a certificate of appreciation were presented to each winner at their place of business during a surprise visit by CHARACTER COUNTS!.

The 2012-13 Employee Pillar of Character award winners are: Kerrie Cuccurullo, Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School;

Christy Duane, Indiantown Middle School; Tiffany Gumiela, Martin County School District, office of elementary programs and school improvement; Harry King, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, growth management department; Milton Leggett, city of Stuart, public works department; Preethi Sekharan, Page Mrachek Fitzgerald Rose Konopka and Dow PA; Sandra Vadas, Martin Health System; Thomas Wilkinson, Seacoast National Bank; Michael Yustin, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, engineering department and

Bob Zaccheo, Project LIFT.

CHARACTER COUNTS! has been providing character-building resources, activities and programs throughout the community for 17 years as part of an ongoing effort to increase public awareness of the importance of core ethical values.

For more information, visit CHARACTERCOUNTS.net.

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