Any graduate from any of Northside’s high schools is eligible to be nominated as a 2016 NISD Pillar of Character, a prestigious annual recognition.
A committee of NISD and Northside Education Foundation (NEF) representatives selects the six Pillars. The honorees are celebrated at NEF’s annual Pillar recognition gala and each must make a commitment to visit schools and speak with students.
Since 1998, students have been benefiting from a character curriculum taught throughout the District at all grade levels. Northside's curriculum is based on six 'Pillars of Character,' developed by the Josephson Institute. The six pillars are: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, and Trustworthiness.
The nomination form and list of past and present Pillars, along with photos and biographical information, can be found here.
Pictured are the 2015 Pillars of Character. Learn more about these outstanding NISD graduates here.
Anyone can nominate a graduate and the nomination remains active for up to five years. New information can be provided at any time.
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016.
For more information, contact the Partnerships Office at 397-8599.