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Character Counts at Hermosa Valley School

Gabby Baker and Bella Griffin, Hermosa Valley School students, write about the ethics program at Hermosa Valley.

Editor’s Note: Hermosa Valley School’s sixth grade journalism class is using the Patch blog to post some of their work under the guidance of teacher Christine Duclos.

By Gabby Baker and Bella Griffin

We had a brief interview with Ms. Murphy, the teacher leader of the Hermosa Valley School’s "Character Counts,"  an ethics educational program. 

Character Counts is a good way to recognize two students each month who are trustworthy, responsible, caring, kind, respectful, fair and overall good citizens. 

This national acknowledgment has been around from 1992-2011 and this is Ms. Murphy's second year of running it. 

"Character Counts is a fun way to educate teachers," said Ms. Murphy, and it's a good way for two students per class to get this award because it’s not a trophy or treat; it is a certificate. 

You can be recognized by acting in good character at all times—even when the student thinks nobody’s watching. 

Character Counts is a good way for kids to show their awesome behavior.

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