Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • Guest Column: Caring


    Whitworth University has been a PACE partner since its inception. Every September, classes at this university are cancelled for the better part of a day in order for students to take part in service projects throughout the community. The following is my reflection on the traits of caring and compassion as they apply to my […]

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    The PACE character trait for November is citizenship. Citizenship is often thought of in two ways. The first way people may think of citizenship is one’s legal status of being a citizen of a country. In looking at citizenship in this way, the mere fact that you live in a country and have sworn or […]

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    Respect can mean a lot of things in a lot of different situations. As an athlete, respect comes into play in every aspect of a sport. Playing in a game or match, practicing, communicating with your teammates and coaches, all involve respect. Respect to me means that you treat everyone you come into contact with […]

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    When asked to write a brief article on what gratitude means to me, I accepted with the thought that it would be an easy assignment, which I could complete in no time. I was wrong. On the surface gratitude seemed simple and easily explained, but a deeper look threw me into the complexity of what […]

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    Living a life with a generous heart is something we are always encouraging families, children and others to do. The news, social media and print advertising are also encouraging us to give generously. So what does living generously even entail? It can be giving of one’s time, talents or resources. It’s our willingness to live […]

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    The Internet definition of integrity is: “The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” Another source identifies integrity as: ‘The characteristic of behaving and thinking congruently with one’s personal values and beliefs. Put another way, integrity is doing what you believe to be right, irrespective of the costs, downside, hardships involved.’ […]

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    The May PACE Character Trait is Courage:  displaying integrity in spite of obstacles and challenges. Courage.  What a powerful word! What do you think of when you hear the word courage?  Possibly a firefighter rushing into a burning building to save the person trapped inside with no concern for their own safety?  Or a bystander […]

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    “Developing trust takes time and consistency.” You can trust me, I’m a teacher. One would hope that this statement is true. Historically teachers enjoyed a reputation for being highly respected adults in the community. The trustworthiness of a teacher was assumed in much the same way people believed that they could place their trust in […]

  • Guest Column: Honesty
    by Bryan Jarrett, PACE Board Member


    “By being honest in our lives, we build trustworthiness and integrity with our family, friends, co-workers…” According to Wikipedia, Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Furthermore, honesty means […]