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

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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.

2019 Students of Character Honorees

School Honoree Honoree
Acaciawood Academy Benjamin Kayekjian Rosemary Fang
Beckman, Arnold Lauren Drysdale Shubh Khandhadia
Bolsa Grande Sebastian Dang Selena Guerrero
Brea Olinda Paco Hanon Nicole Stark
Buena Park Dario Robles Angelica Robles
Canyon/Anaheim Moe Bradley Evangelia Kitsigianis
Capistrano Valley Christian Christian Harris Sabel Piper
Corona del Mar Malia Halafuka Connor Schimmelpfennig
Costa Mesa George Williamson Rachel Kricorian
Crean Lutheran Allison Reed Tom St. George
Eastside Christian Ally NG Freddy Lee
Edison Jack Horton Serena Starks
El Dorado Connor Cobos Lucy Jackman
El Modena Ryan Smith Allyson Connor
El Toro Sophie Messinger Zachary Raigosa
Esperanza Andrew Dorado Haiden Lang
Foothill/Santa Ana Houston Reese Janie Hobbs
Fountain Valley Hannah Farrow Brandon Krause
Fullerton Sandy O'Sullivan William Hollon
Godinez David Miramontes Vanessa Espericueta
Huntington Beach Brandon Bui Marisa Tanga
Irvine Kate Fong Dany Frukacz
JSerra Catholic Antonino Vultaggio Sarah Shaw
Katella Andrew Juarez Samantha Lopez
La Quinta/Westminster Theodore Nguyen Hillary Le
Laguna Beach Ryan Smithers Claire Kelly
Loara Adai Flores Jose Torres Elorza
Lutheran/Orange Dani Bryant Jackson Cloyd
Magnolia Tiffany Vo Luis Carranza
Marina Cory Lewis Rosa Rodriguez
Mater Dei Glenn Nagamoto Cameron Martinez
Mission Viejo Alyssa Sanchez Zack Gald
Newport Harbor Nicole Nesbit Dayne Chalmers
Ocean View Carson Nguyen Analisa Chavez
Orange Samantha Cuyler Jacob Jacoby
Orangewood Academy Paulina Quintana Arturo Paraizo
Portola Alyssa Ing Sam Gatta
Rancho Alamitos Andrew Lopez Amanda Cadoura
Rosary Academy Evelyn Schmitt  
Saddleback Aisley Martinez Ignacio Salazar
Santa Ana Maria Vizcarra Edgar Canela
Santa Margarita John Byszewski Shirley Green
Savanna Michelle Nguyen Carlos Hernandez
Segerstrom Kevin Ngo Alexandra Molina
Servite Ryan Saltzman  
San Juan Hills Carson Lewis Madison Beebe
Trabuco Hills Trey Munoz Sierra Clark
Troy Kaylee Sakoda Tye Hernandez
Villa Park Tori Lanzone Michael Ruiz
Westminster Timothy Le Kayla Dang
Yorba Linda Emma Davidson Michael Callahan