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2022-2023 Character in Action honorees

students with Judge and American Legion representatives

February 15, 2023
Jason Gaston, APR

ACS - Five ACS students were recognized for their outstanding good character in mid-February at a ceremony in Columbiana. The Character in Education Awards - an annual event recognizing students across Shelby County - was emceed by Shelby County District Court Judge Erin Wellbourn. These students were handpicked by teachers, counselors, and administrators for displaying respect, courage, responsibility, friendship, and kindness toward others. The award also honors the parents and caregivers who have raised these students and continue to work hard to support their success. 

The 2022-2023 School Year honorees include: 

Creek View Elementary School
Student: Aliyah Jack
Parents: Latonya and Terence Jack

Meadow View Elementary School
Student: Stella Lockhart
Parents: Jessica Wilder and Jason Lockhart

Thompson Intermediate School
Student: Lucero Mateo Garcia
Parents: Amada Garcia and Javier Mateo Gonzalez

Thompson Middle School
Student: Majd Alqahtani Parents
Parents: Mohammad Alqatani and Saeed Yasmeen

Thompson High School
Student: Abigail Bess
Parents: Terry and Dena Bess

The Character in Action Award program is a joint partnership among local school systems, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, District Court Judge Erin Wellbourn, the Children’s Policy Council, and Pelham’s American Legion Post 555.