Character Counts Nominations

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Nicholas Hodell

Gilbert high school senior leads through life of service

Carson Bryce’s work ethic in the classroom and in the community have led him to become a respected leader at Gilbert High School.
5 days ago
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Torrence Dunham

Tucson high school senior finds new way to help kids amid coronavirus

Abigail Gahr is making a difference in the lives of kids, families and teachers in the new world of virtual communication amid the coronavirus pandemic.
12 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

Gold medalist figure skater helps send veterans on memorable trip

Seventeen-year-old gold medalist figure skater Lauren Kobley raised $21,000 for Honor Flight Arizona that sent 18 veterans to Washington D.C.
2 years ago
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Torrence Dunham

Casteel sophomore soccer player uses hands to communicate with buddy

Casteel sophomore Naomi Nyboer can’t use her hands on the soccer field, but she uses them on the sideline to impact the life of an 8-year-old boy.
2 years ago
Sandra Day O'Connor High School senior Oscar Voeller lines up a free throw. (Photo provided by Bria...
Tom Kuebel

Sandra Day O’Connor basketball player uses faith to fight disease, help others

Sandra Day O'Connor High School senior Oscar Voeller has relied on his family and faith to help him prepare for his senior year.
2 years ago
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Arizona Sports Character Counts scholarship winner announced

The winner of the Arizona Sports Character Counts $10,000 scholarship courtesy of Parker & Sons Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is Adonis Watt.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

Veritas Prep tennis player not letting his disability slow him down

For Veritas Prep tennis player Zachary Radack, helping others and being the best person he can be comes second nature.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

Westwood soccer player aiming to help others beyond state lines

Soccer, gymnastics and swimming can be very demanding, but that isn't stopping Westwood High School junior Montana "Tanna" Gilletti from helping others in -- and out of -- the state of Arizona.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

Hamilton tennis player uses unique art form to help former teacher’s son

Hamilton high school tennis player Esha Rajadhyaksha is in the business of helping people. Using a unique art form called paper quilling, Rajadhyaksha is helping change lives for the better.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

Seton Catholic basketball player delivering on and off the court

While Garrett Elkins steady focuses on his mid-range jumper, the power forward is determined on doing something much more impactful. Making sure everyone gets a fair chance to succeed.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

Peoria Liberty football player determined to get back on the field

Just by looking at him, you probably couldn't tell Liberty senior lineman Zach Hunzinger is battling more than just opposing defenses.
3 years ago
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Character Counts scholarship awarded to Red Mountain’s Brittani Rusnak

Red Mountain High School senior Brittani Rusnak was named as the Character Counts Scholarship winner for her demonstration of outstanding moral character.
4 years ago
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Kellan Olson

Ironwood golfer finds time to volunteer with demanding studying workload

Ironwood High School senior Madisyn Clark defies the norm when it comes to how she dolls out her time to volunteer work, class and golf.
4 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Casteel High’s Cooper Christensen gives back in the community

Casteel High School's Cooper Christensen will graduate with the first class at the school. He'll be setting the bar pretty high for those that follow.
4 years ago
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Kellan Olson

Red Mountain swimmer battles transverse myelitis while giving back

You can't have first-hand knowledge of something until you've experienced it and that's what Red Mountain's Brittani Rusnak knows all too well.
4 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Basha pitcher’s passion to give began with fight for Alzheimer’s patients

Basha High School's Kenadee Rausch does a lot to help those in need, and much of her inspiration comes with helping her grandmother fight Alzheimer's.
4 years ago
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Kellan Olson

Verrado senior pitcher works with special needs students

Through Unified Sports, Kyle Wellman of Verrado High School has impacted special needs students at an early age.
4 years ago
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Jose Esparza

Hamilton receiver Lockhart assists in hurricane relief efforts for Houston

Hamilton High student Tim Lockhart was born and raised for a substantial part of his childhood in Houston, Texas until he moved to Arizona in 2008.
4 years ago
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Kellan Olson

Northwest Christian wrestler organizes Mexico trip to build houses

Northwest Christian High School senior Tanner Webb plays the tuba in the school's marching band and is a varsity wrestler, all at 5-foot-4.
4 years ago
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Jose Esparza

Ironwood IB student leads the way in assisting Mexico

For Ironwood High School senior Alexa Spitz, the beginnings of her desire to assist others started when she took a trip to a marquee university.
4 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Trivium Prep soccer captain makes a difference at home and abroad

Nathaniel Everett might be a bit torn. Luckily, the Trivium Prep junior has some time to determine his career path.
4 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Williams Field swimmer goes above and beyond away from the pool

When Emily Thomas isn't swimming, there's a good chance she's giving. The Williams Field High School senior owns school records and several club positions.
4 years ago