Tanya Conklin

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  • 2018 PACE Awards

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    Over 380 guests gathered on May 24 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center to celebrate 50 outstanding students who personify the PACE character traits. Emcee, Robyn Nance of KXLY welcomed the attendees who filled the room to honor students from Freeman, Spokane Valley and Tekoa-area schools who exemplify the PACE character traits of Fairness, Honesty, Diligence, Trustworthiness, […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    “What a strange feeling, to be at odds with yourself over who you are and what kinds of decisions you should make…” Everyone grows up with a memory or two that shapes who they are. Those moments are pivotal points in every person’s life because they provide a basis for the values of that individual […]

  • Guest Column:
    Courage

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    I was once reminded that courage comes from the heart, and to never lose the heart to do what is right. As I pondered this, I realized that the heart has throughout the ages been associated with the place where feelings, one’s spirit, and confidence comes from. To have courage is to have the greatness […]

  • Guest Column:
    Trustworthiness

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    Start with trust. It’s Better Business Bureau’s tagline, and consequently, the first of eight of BBB’s Standards of Trust. Trust is a buzzword, easily tossed around and much harder to define. But, it is at the core of much of what we do on a daily basis. Consider this: It’s Tuesday, and you’re driving around, […]

  • World Character Day
    Poster Contest Winners

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    World Character Day and Poster Contest Winners World Character Day is Coming! Mark your calendars for September 26th! And stay tuned for more information on how you can be involved with our community’s celebration of this day. We are pleased to announce the winner of our WCD poster contest: Audrey Marcel from Summit School! Congratulations! And congratulations […]

  • PACE Awards:
    Register Here

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    Please click here to register guests for the 2019 PACE Awards. What are the PACE Awards? Each of the 50 schools that partner with PACE in Spokane Valley and Tekoa select ONE student to be recognized for outstanding character throughout the entire school year.

  • Guest Column:
    Diligence

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      To be consistent at anything in life, the characteristic of diligence must be present! To care and act as such, one must have diligence at a foundational level. This characteristic has multiple ways to describe its definition. The partial definition of the word as an “energetic effort” certainly stood out because of its close […]

  • Guest Column:
    Honesty

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      Growing up as a child in the Spokane Valley in a large family of six siblings, sincerity and love for the truth didn’t always win out. With the occasional sibling scuffle and subsequent blame and denials that followed, I must confess the drive of my own self-interest stretched the truth at times. Fortunately for […]