Character Ed Award

The characteristics that Tyler portrayed everyday are the elements of self-reward and happiness.

The way Tyler chose to live his life by making such good choices is why he was so happy and confident. He believed in himself and he could walk with his head held high.  He not only knew the meaning of honesty, fairness, respect and citizenship, but he displayed these in his choices and actions every day.  These personal characteristics are the qualities that the Character Ed Award represent.

The Tyler Safarriyeah Foundation awarded the following with the Character Ed Award:


Findley Oaks Elementary- Ella Toth

Ella has excellent work habits, she always strives to do her best and she displays initiative and leadership in all areas. She is the type of person that does not need to be told to help someone, she will take it upon herself to help others in both academic and personal issues.   She has been responsible since she was in Kindergarten and she is a kind, caring, sweet girl who will carry on the beautiful spirit of Tyler.

River Trail Middle School- Lauren Seigal

Lauren is a kind and compassionate young lady who displays all the wonderful character traits that Tyler’s Way is so proud to promote.


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Findley Oaks Elementary- Riley McCabe
River Trail Middle School- Tofunmi Abimbola

Both of these students were picked by the staff of their schools for exemplifying all of the character traits promoted and taught through the Tyler’s Way Character Ed program. They are kind, responsible and positive leaders to their peers, always proving in every situation to be a role model and someone their friends and teachers can count on and trust.


Lucas Sheppe
Findley Oaks Elementary- Lucas Sheppe

“Lucas Sheppe was selected because of his consistently positive attitude toward others and toward his academics. He works diligently and gives his best with all that he undertakes. He is a friend to everyone and always shows cooperation and compassion toward others.”
Written by Kate Hernandez, Findley Oaks Counselor

Tyler Cato
River Trail Middle School- Tyler Cato

Tyler Cato is described by his teachers as a friend to all. He is fun-loving, polite and always has a smile on his face. He is a model citizen and a leader his peers look to for guidance. This young man is all about helping others, never looking for anything in return. Tyler is a wonderful young man who encompasses all of the character traits that our Character Ed program focuses on.



Character Ed 2013 Dylan Smith from Findley Oaks
Findley Oaks Elementary School – Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith presents himself as a leader in everything he does in the classroom and on the athletic field.  Some highlights of his true spirit include respect for himself and others, his responsible attitude and his extreme honesty.  Dylan truly makes good choices out of the goodness of his heart and never looks for recognition.

Character Ed 2013 Jason Frey from River Trail Middle School
River Trail Middle School – Jason Frey

Jason is a sixth grader who demonstrates respect, kindness and responsibility as a student at RTMS. He works hard at what he is doing and is always well mannered. He is a good friend to many and positive role model for others. His example should influence students and most definitely continue to help Jason reach the goals in life he wishes to achieve.



Findley Oaks Elementary School – Andy Lou

The 2012, and first recipient of this award is Andy Lou. Andy is an outstanding student, athlete and respected friend and peer at Findley Oaks Elementary School, whose wonderful, caring character received recognition among the many students at Findley Oaks Elementary.