Batesville, In. — Nominations are now being accepted for the “Heroes of Character” awards due on May 15. Several local students and adults will be recognized at the “Heroes of Character” Celebration on October 25, 2018. The Celebration is being hosted by the Southeast Indiana Coalition of the Character Council of Greater Cincinnati.“This will be our seventh “Heroes” Celebration. What a delight to celebrate outstanding individuals whose stories of overcoming obstacles, career-long service to the community, and generosity to others provide hope and inspiration. We honor them for their role as models and leaders of character in the community,” said Mary Andres Russell, Board of Directors’ member of the Character Council. The Character Council is currently seeking nominations for children and adults who embody the spirit of their positive character qualities. Nominations may be submitted by teachers, co-workers, friends, or a coach. The council is asking for a brief description which conveys examples of his or her exemplary behavior, how their behaviors and dispositions show character qualities in action, and obstacles they have overcome. Nomination forms are available on the Character Council website. Proceeds from the benefit will support Character awareness campaign via multiple media platforms, Character training for schools, non-profits, and government organizations that would otherwise be unable to afford training, and general operations which includes support of “Communities of Character.”The Character Council serves Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster character development in children and adults as a foundation for success.Through seminars, events, consulting, books, emails, and media promotions, the Character Council encourages the development of 49 positive character qualities, helps individuals discover the best in themselves, and helps business, education, government, and faith-based organizations facilitate positive cultural change.The Council is working to create “Communities of Character” across Greater Cincinnati where businesses, schools, government agencies, faith organizations, and the media work together to promote good character. Partner schools, businesses, and non-profits see results in improved behavior and outcomes. In 2017, the Council reached over 202,575 people with inspiring messages through partnerships with more than 75 organizations.For more information, please click here. visit http://charactercincinnati.org.