Started 16 years ago by the Redman Insurance
founders Eric & Sue Redman because they wanted an award that acknowledged and rewarded good character.
Winner of $1000 cash award
- Not based on GPA
- Students that demonstrate the qualities of being
friendly, cheerful, dependable, encouraging and an inspiring influence.
- We believe these attributes and being an overall
positive influence will serve you well not only in your high school years but for the rest of your life.
- The award is named after Joseph from the Book of
Acts in the Bible who was nicknamed “Son of
Encouragement” or Barnabus because he was an
- 10 or so Students nominated by the teaching & administrative staff and announced to the student body and then voted on by the students later on in the year to allow for time for observance of the students.
CDA High School Winner
Katie was selected because of her willingness to give of herself to others. For the past five years she has volunteered with a community organization that provides opportunities for individuals with special needs to participate in athletic activities. Recently she has been able to participate as a pusher for individuals in wheelchairs in running races. She currently serves as a support worker with a man with disabilities allowing him better access to the community and all that it has to offer. She has been a Peer Tutor working with students with disabilities on campus for the past two school years. Her teacher described her as gentle, compassionate, hard working and thoughtful. She said that Katie is very helpful in working with the students on their classroom assignments and frequently makes small gifts for the students in the class to celebrate holidays throughout the year. Katie has been a tremendous resource as a Peer Tutor. It was no surprise when the results of her interest inventory suggested that she may want to pursue a career as a Speech and Language Pathologist or special education teacher.
Lake City Winner
Cayden was born in Washington but has grown up here in North Idaho. The son of two healthcare workers, Cayden has dedicated his life to serving others in whatever way possible. Whether it be through community service projects, or his roles in Student Leadership, he has been an active member in our Coeur d’ Alene community. Cayden bleeds Navy, Silver and Teal. As the ASB President and leader of the Lake City High School “Den” Student Section at school events, his spirit is contagious. Cayden has also been involved with Timberwolf Football and Track teams over his time at LCHS as well as taking part in the school DECA program winning first place in the 2021 state hospitality competition. Cayden will attend Washington State University next year where he will major in Political Science with a focus in Pre-Law