Congratulations to all our students at CIP Bloomington for another successful year! This year, we honored our students with awards that represented their character strengths. Anna received the Bravery Award. Here is what Student Advisor, Melanie Vehslage, had to say about Anna:
“Anna, over the course of the semester, I have seen you show many signs of what can be described as ‘everyday bravery’ which is characterized by building ties with others, developing moral bonds, exchanging information with peers. I have seen this in your consistent work volunteering in the community, taking initiative to foster and develop friendships both within and outside of CIP, as well as completing an awesome civic engagement project where you were able to teach us all a bit more about discrimination in the workplace, and these are just a few examples.
Bravery is valuable, as it allows us to evaluate appropriate courses of action even as we are confronted with fears or immediate danger. This character strength of bravery is the mastery of fear, rather than fearlessness. I am honored to present you with the award for the exhibition of bravery over the course of this year as you transition out of CIP and bravely into a new world of opportunity. Congratulations, and best of luck in all of your endeavors.”