These Englewood High School students received their Hoodies for H.E.R.O.E.S. this quarter. Popular athletic brand hoodies go to students who have shown their true character by being helpful to others and treating others with respect. H.E.R.O.E.S. stands for:
H. - Helping others
E. - Effort shown in being a good person
R. - Respect for oneself and others
O. - Ownership of self and actions
E. - exemplifies Courage and strength through adversity or hardship
S. - showing Kindness and compassion for others
The honorees this quarter are Millie Townsell, Naomi Vazque, Dulce Rodriguez, Dana Martinez, David Martinez, Jeremiah Wittington, Tanzer Labbe and Jose Gurrola.
The program was created by Michele and Mike Campbell. She's an adolescent psychotherapist (LPC) in private practice specializing in teen girls. He is a teacher and head football coach at EHS. Teachers nominate the students, who receive their hoodies at a school-wide recognition ceremony.  In Michele's words: "We feel that it is important to highlight those qualities and celebrate those students."
Englewood Rotarians Josh Staller, far left, and Dawn Shepherd, far right, were there for the presentation. Hoodies Heroes and Rotarians have much in common. Rotarians' core values, a sure indicator of strong character, are embodied in the Four-Way Test, which Englewood Rotarians recite at every meeting. It's a code of ethics about truth, fairness, friendship and respect.
Englewood Rotary has signed on as permanent sponsor for Hoodies for Heroes, providing funding for the jackets and certificates.