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Drake University Robert D. & Billie Ray Center 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: Perry High School.
Perry High School's recognition is based on
  • Community & School Letters of Recommendation 
  • Student Activities Department Advisory Council & "The Bluejay Way"
  • Homecoming Wednesday Volunteer Service Day
  • Annual Veterans Day Program & Assembly
  • 100+ People for Perry
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 be creating a short video about each award recipient. 
  • KDSM Fox 17 will host a primetime, one-hour program at 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 30th 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.


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