Main Street School Principal Kirk Pavelich has been recognized as a Distinguished Leader in Character Education.
This year marked the first that representatives from the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services' Character at Work! Program presented the award, which recognizes the commitment to building character in youngsters.
Each year, Character at Work! program coordinators go to a different school to emphasize to students the importance of virtues such as optimism, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.
This year, the coordinators paid monthly visits to Main Street School to discuss such topics with sixth-graders. Program Coordinator Lisa Fritz said Pavelich was chosen for the first Distinguished Leader in Character Education Award because of his illustrated commitment to building character. The award will be presented annually at the end of each school year.