2007 State Award Winners
In 2007, sponsors from California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Utah joined New Jersey in sponsoring State Schools of Character (SSOC) competitions. In some states, the nominee for the National Schools of Character (NSOC) award was their only SSOC; other states selected more than one SSOC. Most sponsors also gave other awards like Finalist, Honorable Mention, and Emerging School of Character. Seven of the 2007 NSOC winners are from participating SSOC states, and seven of the 15 finalists are also from SSOC states.

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California

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State Sponsor: Center for Youth Citizenship

  • Charles Mack Elementary
    Elk Grove Unified School District
    Sacramento, California
  • Orinda Intermediate School
    (National Schools of Character Finalist)
    Orinda Union School District
    Orinda, California
  • Prairie Elementary
    Elk Grove Unified School District
    Sacramento, California


Florida

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State Sponsors: Golden Rule Foundation and the University of Central Florida

  • The Cushman School
    Dade County Public Schools
    Miami, Florida
  • Heron Creek Middle School
    (National Schools of Character Finalist)
    Sarasota County Schools
    North Point, Florida
  • Pinellas County Schools
    (National Schools of Character Winner)
    Largo, Florida


Georgia

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State Sponsor: Kennesaw State University

  • Skyview Elementary School
    (National Schools of Character Winner)
    Bibb County Public Schools
    Lizella, Georgia


Hawaii

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State Sponsor:  Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation

  • Sacred Hearts Academy
    (National Schools of Character Winner)
    Honolulu, Hawaii


Maryland

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State Sponsor:  Maryland Center for Character Education

  • Crofton Elementary School
    Crofton, Maryland
  • Newport Mill Middle School
    Kensington, Maryland
  • Mary Matula Elementary School
    La Plata, Maryland
  • Westminster East Middle School
    Westminster, Maryland


Missouri

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State Sponsor: CHARACTERplus

  • Chesterfield Elementary School
    (National Schools of Character Finalist)
    Rockwood School District
    Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Francis Howell Middle School
    Francis Howell School District
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Lindbergh School District
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Palmyra Elementary School
    Palmyra School District
    Palmyra, Missouri


New Jersey

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State Sponsor: New Jersey Center for Character Education at Rutgers University

  • Carl W. Goetz Middle School
    Jackson Township School District
    Jackson, New Jersey
  • Hamilton Township School District
    Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Liberty Corner School
    Bernards Township Public Schools
    Liberty Corner, New Jersey
  • Memorial Middle School
    (National Schools of Character Winner)
    Fair Lawn School District
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey
  • Radix Elementary School
    (National Schools of Character Winner)
    Monroe Township Public Schools
    Williamstown, New Jersey
  • Robert R. Lazar Middle School
    Montville Township
    Montville, New Jersey
  • Rosa International Middle School
    Cherry Hill School District
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey


North Carolina

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State Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

  • South Newton Elementary School
    (National Schools of Character Finalist)
    Newton Conover City Schools
    Newton, North Carolina


Ohio

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State Sponsors: Ohio Partners in Character Education, Ohio Department of Education, and Ohio Better Business Bureaus

  • Fairbrook Elementary School
    (National Schools of Character Winner)
    Beavercreek City Schools
    Beavercreek, Ohio


Texas

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State Sponsor: Houston, Dallas, and Klein Independent School Districts

  • Westwood Elementary School
    (National Schools of Character Finalist)
    Friendswood Independent School District
    Friendswood, Texas