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Winter Dinner

2019 Orange County Athletes with Character will be Honored on Monday February 25th.  

The Six Pillars of Character

Whether at work, at home, or at play, there are basic values that define ethical behavior. These values are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Josephson Institute calls them the Six Pillars of Character, and they form the basis of all Institute programs and materials.

Read more: (This page is also available in Spanish.) Our book Making Ethical Decisions, reprinted in part here, includes a more detailed discussion of the Six Pillars. In his blog What Will Matter, Josephson Institute president Michael Josephson invokes the Six Pillars to answer the question, What Is Character?. Do you work with young people? See the Six Pillars page on


Build trust and credibility with integrity (consistency between beliefs, words and actions), honesty (truthfulness, sincerity and candor), promise-keeping, and loyalty(fidelity to family, friends, and country).


Honor the worth and dignity of all individuals. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. Act courteously, civilly, peaceably, and nonviolently. Be tolerant and accepting of differences. Avoid rude, offensive, and abusive words and actions.


Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes. Exercise self-control. Strive for excellence and self-improvement. Plan ahead. Set a good example for others. Be self-reliant, prudent, proactive, persistent, and hard-working.


Be consistent, open, and treat all people equitably. Consider all sides and make decisions on the facts without favoritism or prejudice. Play by the rules, avoid careless accusations, and don’t take undue advantage of others. Pursue justice and condemn injustice.


Be kind, compassionate, empathetic, charitable, forgiving, and grateful.


Obey laws in good faith. Do your share to improve the well-being of fellow citizens and the community. Protect the environment, volunteer, and participate in the processes of democracy by staying informed and voting.


School Name Honoree #1 Honoree#2
Acaciawood Prep    
Aliso Niguel Christian Hovey Amanda Miller
Anaheim Jorge Diaz Shawnee Covarrubias
Beckman Baraa Abusir Ashley Teng
Bolsa Grande Jonathan Soliz Tiffany Ly
Brea Olinda James Narey Iyree Jarrett
Brethren Christian Eric Alexander Effie Hill
Buena Park Jakob Burnett Carmen Valdes
Calvary Chapel Robbie Haw Nicole Jacobs
Canyon Kun Seo Yook Annabeth Nguyen
Capo Valley    
Capo Valley Christian Paul Stache Riley Barclay
Corona del Mar Cameron Prudhomme Kendall Kipp
Costa Mesa Lucas Heil Elizabeth Vaidhayakul
Crean Lutheran Marc Lidd Anna Unke
Cypress Jeet Bhakta Allison Harper
Dana Hills Kian Abedi Ally Meredith
Eastside Christian    
Edison Griffin O'Connor Taylor Gray
El Dorado Phillip Hathaway Carly Moreno
El Modena    
El Toro Cooper Jones Ashley Messineo
Esperanza Isaiah Mora Paige Johnson
Estancia Liam Jason Dafne Garduno
Fairmont Prep    
Foothill Brooks Mallory Jessica Fairbanks
Fountain Valley    
Fullerton Jonoven Smith Vanessa Martinez
Garden Grove    
Godinez Rikki Pena-Garcia Evelyn & Emeline Benitez
Huntington Beach Cade Ortiz Remi Davison
Irvine Zeke Alleman Brianna Rios
J Serra    
Katella Brandon Rangel Tiffany Ramirez
Kennedy Jake Paciotta Melissa Torrez
La Habra    
La Quinta Dylan Do Julie Sumalpong
Laguna Beach Charlie Rounaghi Evie Cant
Laguna Hills Chris Hunt Maya Williams
Loara Terry Tran Michelle Saldana
Los Alamitos    
Los Amigos    
Marina Jakob Alamudun Jade Alaniz
Mater Dei Billy Motherway Katie Flathom
Mission Viejo Mitch Dossey Peyton Cody
Newport Harbor Brad Siegel Sarah Barker
Northwood Ely Stuart Chloe Muller
Ocean View Khristian Nielsen Micayla Shook
Orange Jason Wilkinson Paulina Mata
Orange Lutheran Lucas Mowery Courtney Buzzerio
Orangewood Academy Itzel Rubio Gabriela Rosas
Oxford Academy    
Pacifica Nathan Deaton Kelly Lopez
Pacifica Christian Solomon Davis Corrinne Carlson
Portola Jeffrey Chen Eden Yeh
Rancho Alamitos Tyler Young Belen Luna
Rosary   Maura Cannon
Saddleback Angel Torres Ana Bravo
Saddleback Valley Christian    
Sage Hill    
San Clemente    
San Juan Hills Graham Knapp Erika Wiles
Santa Ana Baldemar Guzman Gloriana Camarena
Santa Margarita Noah Hodge Sarah Ciszek
Segerstrom Jeffrey Nong Zoe Velez
Servite Reily Caya  
Sunny Hills    
Tarbut V Torah    
Tesoro Jason Williams Samantha Dumity
Trabuco Hills    
Troy Cole Thomas Claire Berg
Tustin Kade Adams Citlalli Vergara
University Kevin Yahampath Ashley Chandler
Valencia Chase Chocek Emily Salazar
Valley Erick Pineda Estefany Tobon
Villa Park Zachary Silberman Ellie Wilson
Westminster Matthew Nguyen Stacey Do
Yorba Linda Luke Wilson