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HHS recognized for two national awards
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Hoisington High School students stand of front of a poster about two Medal of Honor winners. Juniors and seniors studied the character traits and heroism that allowed the men to be chosen for the Medal of Honor.

HOISINGTON — The Character Education Partnership will honor the 2014 recipients at the 21st National Forum on Character Education, in Washington, D.C., Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Hoisington High School will be awarded  two National Promising Practice Awards in Character Education for “Hoisington High School Students Organize Support For Team Austin” and  “Medal of Honor Character Program Enhances Cardinal Core”.   
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) awarded 315 Promising Practices to schools, districts, and youth serving organizations from across the United States, as well as from Canada, China, Greece, and Mexico.
Principal Meg Wilson and business teacher Jennifer Steinert will be traveling to Washington D.C. to accept the awards.  
“These great ideas offer educators and others working with young people practical ways to develop empathy, conflict resolution skills, and good citizenship. Quite often, these practices involve not only students, but parents and the larger community,” said Dr. Dave Keller, Program Director. “CEP is excited to be able to recognize these wonderful educators and share their work with others around the world.”
This year’s winning practices include unique anti-bullying programs, creative ways to integrate character and academic subjects, effective strategies for developing student leadership, and activities that build community – within the school and beyond.

• Medal of Honor
“One of the many benefits of integrating the Medal Of Honor Character Development Program into the curriculum is the opportunity to have a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient visit our high school, sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation,” said Wilson.
Hoisington High School announced that they will host Medal of Honor recipient Charles Hagemeister on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.
“Hagemeister is a veteran of the Vietnam War and will share his story with our audience,” said Wilson. There will be a reception immediately following in the commons area.  The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP to our Hoisington High School Office to attend by calling 620-653-2141 or email

• Veteran’s Day
The Hoisington High School Student Leadership Group would like to invite the public to attend our Veteran’s Day Program on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the High School Auditorium. “We would be honored to have the veterans and their families be our guest at the luncheon immediately following the program in the high school gym,” said Wilson.