Every year, the Katz-Helen and Ray Whittle Jr. Foundation and the Glynn County School System honor students who were selected as Golden Rule Character Award winners during the school year.
Recognized as Golden Rule Character Award Students of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year were 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚 (Burroughs-Molette Elementary), 𝐋𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐱 (Risley Middle) and 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐉𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 (Golden Isles College + Career Academy).
Selected as Senior Students of the Year were 𝐊𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐬 (Brunswick High), 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐲𝐚𝐥𝐚 (Glynn Academy) and 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐨𝐫 (GICCA). Senior of the Year runners-up were 𝐄𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐬 (Brunswick High) and 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐰𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐬 (Glynn Academy).
Glyndale Elementary’s 𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐚 𝐌𝐜𝐂𝐨𝐲 was named winner of the Staff of the Year Award, and 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐲𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 with FACES Pre-K Center was named the Paragon of the Year Award winner.
The Golden Rule Character Award program in the Glynn County Schools was the dream of the late Helen Whittle Katz, founder of the Katz-Helen and Ray Whittle Jr. Foundation, which provides the funds for all program awards. Started during the 1999-2000 school year, the program promotes positive character development by stressing the importance of the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”