Greater Atlanta Christian School senior Madeline Facteau was awarded the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber’s Character Award Recipient during the Chamber’s signature First Friday breakfast on April 1st. The SWGC Character Award recognizes students in Norcross, Peachtree Corners, and Berkeley Lake. SWGC Chairwoman, Margie Asef, shared that each awardee exhibits an attitude that embodies the chamber’s mission, passion, and commitment to excellence and community action.
The nominees are selected based on:
Respect: listens to others, appreciates differences, and can state opinions without denigrating those of others.
Citizenship: observes rules, does fair share and is respectful of authority.
Caring: takes time to extend themselves to others, acknowledges the feelings of others, treats everyone fairly without regard for their gain or loss of social standing.
Trustworthiness: truthful, sincere, honest, stand up for their beliefs, doesn’t spread rumors, return what is borrowed, keeps promises
Justice/Fairness: treats everyone with equal respect/fairness, doesn’t take advantage of others’ mistakes or shortcomings, takes only their fair share, waits for their turn.
Responsibility: thinks before acting, accepts consequences of decisions (no excuses), tries hard, and doesn’t quit.
GAC Principal Shane Woodward commented, “Madeline consistently is a peer-influencer of the best kind. She holds herself to a high standard, and her genuine caring nature draws others to her. She exhibits each of the qualities listed and is a stellar student and athlete. She is most notably the President of the National Charity League, which could have a full page written about its outreach to our immediate communities. She is also a member of our Student Ministry Team, National Honor Society, Red Cross Club, and Spanish Club. She is a leader for our GAC Student “Red Zone” group, Homecoming Committee, and is a Student Ambassador. Her heart is shown in the way she serves in each of these areas and her devotion to serving on an Ecuador Missions Team. Madeline is tenacious in her athletic pursuits in Varsity Lacrosse. As I consider her contributions, I am grateful for her spiritual maturity in pouring out her support, empathy, and aid to others. She works hard, and her time and efforts reap good things for many people.”
Madeline is the daughter of Carolyn and Jeff Facteau of Johns Creek. She plans to attend Auburn University in the fall to study psychology.