by Owasso Character Council
The Owasso Character Council would like to recognize the 2020 recipient of the $5,000 Character Council Scholarship: Avery Bieri. The Owasso Character
Council awarded Avery the scholarship due to her exceptional display of character in the areas of academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. All of the applicants were highly qualified, and leaders in the Owasso community and the Character Council would like to acknowledge them for their dedication to character and commitment to making a difference.
Submitted applications addressed character trait questions and went through a blind rating process, followed up by an in-person interview of the five candidates with the overall highest scores. Avery excelled in all areas, stating in her application a belief “that no one is born with good or bad character, but that it is developed over time, and a person’s admirable or negative traits and ethical principles are forged through either one’s upbringing or struggles.” Avery displays strong character through her values and ethics, and acknowledges the growth that came through facing life’s challenges.
Avery is the daughter of John and Terri Bieri and is planning to pursue a degree in Animal Science at Colorado State University.
The Character Council would like to thank those who support Owasso’s purposeful focus on character, whether it is through financial donations or with a passion to bring to life the culture of character our community encompasses through emphasizing, role modeling, and recognizing good character. You are making a difference in our community. Without you, this scholarship would not be possible.
The Character Council is proud of Avery, as well as all of the applicants. They represent Owasso well!