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Mandan Students Learn Character Counts

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Do you know the six pillars of character?

This afternoon a couple community leaders remind Mandan Middle School students what those pillars are.

<<Mandan Mayor Arlyn Van Beek and Mandan City Commissioner Dot Frank are guest speakers at Mandan Middle School, teaching students the six pillars of character.

"When we have McDonalds or we have food that we pick up after ourselves so that the Janitors or the city workers don't have to come by and pick that stuff up, so it's picking up after ourselves, it's taking care of our community it's taking that extra step and that initiative," Mandan Mayor, Arlyn Van Beek said.

Each year the Mandan schools dedicate one week as Brave Challenge week, challenging kids not only to be good students but good citizens.

"Throughout the week we have, various activities in our home based time where students learn to be respectful and good citizens of our community and of our school," School Counselor Kristi Fry said.

With Bullying continuing to be a problem in schools across the country, Mayor Van Beek focused on the pillar "Respect."

"If we're having respect for our classmates and having respect for our teachers, then bullying shouldn't be around right," Van Beek said.

"We try to do as much as we can here at the school to make sure that all of our students are equipped to become good citizens when they leave and go out into the community to be adults," Fry said.

Teaching these students not only math and science, but good character.

In case you're wondering the six pillars of character are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

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