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Queen Anne's County
Character Counts!

All children and youth need caring, supportive adults in their lives in order to become responsible, productive citizens in their community. The Queen Anne's County Character Counts! initiative places community volunteers in classrooms to deliver lessons on the pillars of character to have the largest possible impact on the youth of Queen Anne's County.

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The pillar of the month for JUNE is...



Show fairness by...

  • Play by the rules.

  • Take turns and share.

  • Be open-minded. Listen to others.

  • Don’t take advantage of others.

Discussion Starters

  • Does fair mean you always treat people equally?

  • What does fair have to do with a person’s character?

Come see us!

Our coaches can be found in classrooms around the county EVERYDAY. You can find us at the following upcoming events. Stop by and see us!

  • Juneteenth Festiva, June 10

  • QAC Fair, Aug 7-12

Faye Lister
Teen of Character

This year’s scholarship selection was very difficult for the scholarship committee. Ultimately, the scholarship was awarded to Katherine Alvarenga of Queenstown. Among her lengthy list of accomplishments, Katherine served on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board for two years, participated in KIHS Marching Band,

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and volunteered as a church youth group leader. After graduation from Kent Island High School, Katherine plans to attend Liberty University and seek a degree in Secondary English Education. As a bilingual student, Katherine says her personal goal is to “ensure other students feel understood and accepted” and to “inspire youth and give them hope for their future.” The $500 scholarship, offered in partnership with the Centreville Rotary, was presented at KIHS’s Senior Night on May 17th.

Character Counts Needs YOU!


Queen Anne's County is looking for individuals who have the desire and interest to reach out to our greatest assets, our children and youth. Join our growing family of volunteers who make a positive impact on our community. They need YOU to be that caring resource to help them be all that they can be!


Become a Business of Character

Businesses are an important ally in our efforts to encourage and instill character in our schools and communities.​ Youth are the future workforce, after all!

To become a Business of Character,

your business must:

  1. Serve by example - agree to be people of character by following and adhering to the Six Pillars of Character.

  2. Display, at your business, a poster and window decal, provided by Character Counts!

  3. Fulfill at least one of the Character Counts! commitments listed in our business packet.

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