AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - You may have noticed Amanda Curran handling the weather at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday in place of Chief Meteorologist Josh Johnson. There's good reason for that as Josh was awarded the 2018 Champion of Character award by the Prattville-Autauga Charter Coalition.
"We look at several different criteria. There are 49 character traits that we study throughout the year. We take one a month, so it takes a period of years to get through them. Each of them are defined, and you're probably familiar with them; honesty, truthfulness, punctuality. Things that we think are good character. And we study them as a community, so they're in our schools, they're in our churches, they're in our businesses, and we have nominations," said Jeremy Arthur with the Prattville-Autauga Charter Coalition.
Josh was presented the award for his efforts traveling the state speaking about his brother's tragic death. Josh shared his brother's story in an effort to help others who are dealing with prescription drug and opioid addictions.
Character councils like the Prattville-Autauga Character Coalition work to inspire people to develop strong character, no matter their situation.. and to create a culture where character is celebrated and pursued.
Congrats Josh from all of us here at WSFA 12 News!