Character banners brighten Canal walkway

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Whether they’re walking their dog or going for a jog, those escaping the confines of their homes along Canal Drive’s Joe Gallison Pathway can now do so with a little encouragement from Turlock Unified School District students who exemplify outstanding character.

Located on the walking path between Colorado Avenue and Berkeley Avenue, 10 brand-new character strength banners now adorn the lampposts in front of the District Office. From “Achiever” and “Includer” to “Resiliency” and “Empathy,” the traits are selected annually by TUSD to recognize the district’s Rotary Students of the Month and align with its strength-based development training.

When the previous character strength banners began to fade and age, the TUSD Executive Cabinet reached out to their Chief Communication Coordinator Marie Russell to come up with a concept for a new series of banners. This time around, they feature photographs of students who demonstrate each characteristic. The district’s maintenance and operations staff were able to hang up the display, created by Team Fitz Graphics, as part of their ongoing essential work at the campuses, and by Friday the 10 new banners were flying high.

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