The annual Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS! celebration night took place earlier this week, which included the presentation of the 2018 American Youth Character Awards. This year’s recipient from SIS is 8th grader Dali Palidino, who was accompanied by Mrs. Collins at the awards presentation at Bloomingdale’s Old Town Park. CHARACTER COUNTS! is a national organization based on the six pillars of character: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, and Trustworthiness. The Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition annually recognizes local junior high students who demonstrate the six pillars in their everyday lives, both in and out of school. Congratulations Dali!