Six student-athletes from Pendleton Heights visited three elementary schools within the school corporation on Tuesday to deliver an important message on character. The high school athletes are part of a county wide program called Character Counts. Ran by the Madison County YMCA, Character Counts consists of six pillars, with each athlete of character being assigned a pillar of character to represent.
RESPECT – McKenna Jule
RESPONSIBILITY – Elijah Bauer
FAIRNESS – Lauren Landes
TRUSTWORTHINESS – Aaron Candiano
CITIZENSHIP – Natalie Taylor
CARING – Trent Miller
The athletes were selected by the coaches and administration at Pendleton Heights. The Character Counts program has been running for several years and is considered a high honor across Madison County. On top of delivering a character message, the athletes passed out autographed pictures of themselves for the elementary students to collect.