Character Counts - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Character Counts

Posted: Updated:

Around one-hundred and eighty middle school kids made their way to the Grand Hotel this morning to hear from community leaders about what it takes to have good character.

Speakers included the police department, business community, and military officers.

They also took part in team building exercises with fellow classmates to show that

trustworthiness, respect, fairness, caring, responsibility and citizenship can be stronger in numbers.

Jim Hill's Principal Cindy Mau says she wants children to know how important it is to put words into action.

(Cindy Mau, Principal Jim Hill Middle School) "Character is not just talking about it. Character is doing for others, and so this year we have kind of stepped it up a notch, and we've gotten involved with project ignite light. And so, in one of the sessions today the kids are going to be doing fleece blankets for the many many abused kids in North Dakota. So we are going to try to have thirty done by the end of the day to teach students that character is not just talking about it, it's doing for others."

Mau said kids are increasingly dealing with bullying and other issues, and being a leader is not always easy.

They are encouraging students to take a stand-- even if means not being the most popular in school.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • One Killed, Nine Injured in Two Traffic Accidents

    One Killed, Nine Injured in Two Traffic Accidents

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:11:34 GMT
    One person was killed and nine others were injured in two separate traffic accidents early Wednesday morning.
    One person was killed and nine others were injured in two separate traffic accidents early Wednesday morning.
  • Fair Attendance Jumps

    Fair Attendance Jumps

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:21:41 GMT
    State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history.
    State Fair attendance numbers are inching toward a comeback with the biggest Tuesday attendance in fair history.
  • KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation

    KX Coop Day Promotes Cooperation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:15:25 GMT
    It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes.
    It was KX Coop day at the North Dakota State Fair...Dozens of regional cooperatives gathered under the big top to greet customers and give away prizes.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.