Age: 12 The Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
Grade: 7

Los Tules Middle School, Tulare City School District

Pillar: Respect

The seventh-grade staff says, "Perla is an all-around student of character. She was nominated for Respect and Citizenship. Perla always treats others the way she wants to be treated. She is respectful to her peers and staff members, and is, according to one teacher, 'One of the best, if not the best, student in my class.'"

Visalia Times-Delta, Tulare Advance-Register Tulare County Office of Education