Perry High School receives 2020 School of Character Award
Each year the Drake University Robert D. & Billie Ray Center presents the Iowa Character Awards.
The 2020 School of Character Award has been awarded to Perry High School.
Perry High School’s recognition is based on:
- Student Activities Department Advisory Council Activities & “The Bluejay Way”
- Homecoming Wednesday Volunteer Service Day
- Annual Veterans Day Program & Assembly
- 100+ People for Perry
- Community & School Letters of Recommendation
Traditionally, recipients are honored at a July Awards Banquet on the Drake campus. Drake University will be unable to host an in-person July event this year due to the pandemic.
- A virtual celebration will take place in late July/early August, including the production and release of recipient videos in partnership with KDSM Fox 17.
- When safe and appropriate, Ray Center officials will also make a hometown visit to present the award.
- KDSM Fox 17 will host a primetime, one-hour program at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 to broadcast the award recipient videos. This is a first time event in the history of the program.
- KDSM is working with their affiliates in both Cedar Rapids and Sioux City to carry the broadcast for statewide coverage.
- Mediacom 22 will also carry the broadcast throughout the year as they have done in the past.
The Drake University Robert D. & Billie Ray Center 2020 School of Character Award is special recognition of our school community.