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Champions of Character Awards Banquet

The 10th Annual Champions of Character Awards Banquet honors outstanding Capital Region and northeastern U.S. positive leadership and dedication to foster positive character development in our schools and communities. The 8th Annual New York State Schools of Character awards will be presented, in partnership with the national Character Education Partnership. Also to be recognized will be Academy Schools of Character and educators, students, parents, business and community Champions of Character.

Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Franklin Plaza, Fourth and Grand streets, Troy

Contact: John Walko, (518) 244-2336,

Assemblyman John McDonald and Capital Region BOCES Superintendent Charles “Chuck” Dedrick are the Honorary Chairpersons of this event, which includes a reception with music group, gourmet dinner, and awards presentation (tickets: $49 per person).

For more about the award nomination process, event sponsorship and attendance, go to