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Four student athletes receive scholarships

CHARACTER COUNTS! office presents annual Pursuing Victory With Honor awards

Pursuing Victory With Honor scholarship winners

Madeline Langton, a senior at Tulare Union High School, understands that lessons in good sportsmanship never lose their value. The golfer, swimmer and volleyball player said, "What you learn on the field, on the court or even in the pool is the importance of taking responsibility for your actions. Consequences, whether good or bad are a result of one's action or inaction. This responsibility carries over from sports life into family and work life."

Madeline is one of four students to receive the annual Pursuing Victory With Honor scholarship presented annual by the Tulare County CHARACTER COUNTS! program. The scholarship program, now in its third year, awards four Tulare County seniors for their academic achievements and for their exemplary character on and off the field. The other recipients include Daniel Martinho, Tulare Western High School; Finn Linderman, Mt. Whitney High School (Visalia); and Sarah Vehrs, Granite Hills High School (Porterville).

Pursuing Victory With Honor scholarship winners

"These students are the embodiment of our Pursuing Victory With Honor program," said Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. "They have been fine examples of sportsmanship to their competitors as well as their underclassman teammates. Win or lose, these athletes have been catalysts for ethical sportsmanship in Tulare County."

Photos above:
~ Recipients of the third annual Pursuing Victor With Honor scholarships are pictured at the Pillar Square Monument in Mooney Grove Park. They are (l-r) Daniel Martinho, Tulare Western High School; Madeline Langton, Tulare Union High School; Finn Linderman, Mt. Whitney High School; and Sarah Vehrs, Granite Hills High School