POMEROY — On October 25, the Meigs County Commissioners declared the week of Oct. 22-27 as Character Counts Week in Meigs County.
Character Counts is a character education program that teaches students the six pillars of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
In observance of the proclamation signed by the commissioners, the Meigs After School Kids (ASK) program social workers, Abby Harris and Ashley Gilkey, implemented a school-wide Character Counts Week in all three schools in Meigs Local School District.
Activities included daily announcements read by students enrolled in the ASK program, distribution of incentives for exemplary behavior, Random Acts of Kindness Day and a mock election.
To help the environment and give back to schools, students collected used tennis shoes to be donated to Nike. Nike then recycles the tennis shoes and creates a composite for playground surfaces.
In addition, an essay contest was held for the intermediate school, where students wrote about someone that they feel has good character and why.
A coloring contest was held for the primary school.
The winners of the essay contest were Emilee Davis, Olivia Goble and Breanna Zirkle. Henrik Price, Salvador Ruiz and Hayley Boring were the winners of the coloring contest.