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



Highland Elementary School, Visalia Unified School District

Pillar: Respect

"Ayzaiah strives to include everyone in class and on the playground. Ayzaiah seeks out students who are feeling sad and cheers them up and encourages his peers to do the same. Ayzaiah welcomed two of our new students with open arms and gave his PAWS tickets to them that he earned so they could already feel like they were part of our school. When he noticed a few students were short PAWS tickets, he gave his to them for Fun Friday without a second thought."

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