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SHS seeks to show Sunnyside's character

Sunnyside has character and the Sunnyside School District is hoping the entire community will step up and show it.

In a new initiative that focuses on creating a dialog on important character traits, the high school has reached out to the community and asked them to participate in "Sunnyside has character."

Each month will focus on a different trait and February is all about trustworthiness.

There are several ways to get involved in the imitative at school, at work, at home or at church, but it all starts with displaying the trait in everyday life. Trustworthiness is all about keeping promises, doing the right thing and being honest and dependable.

In the schools, the trait can be integrated into lesson plans and students will engage in a month-long dialog with other students and staff about what it means to be trustworthy.

Parents can help the program along by talking to their own children and, even more importantly, demonstrating the trait in interactions with their children, spouses and other family members and friends.

Churches are also encouraged to get involved. Church leaders can work the topic into sermons and youth leaders can emphasize the trait in their activities.

These are just a few ideas on how to bring out this important character trait in the community, but people are encouraged to look at their own lives and find a way to show trustworthiness every day.

The trait up for discussion will change each month and it is hoped residents will make an effort to support the initiative and prove to all the surrounding communities that Sunnyside has character.

More information on this project can be obtained by searching "Sunnyside Has Character" at www.facebook.com or by visiting the initiative's website at www.sunnysidehascharacter.com.

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