Students Taking a Stand

Students take a stand

Students at Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California, wrote “Taking a Stand,” a play that focuses on the Six Pillars of Character.

Paul Richardson, the school’s drama teacher, kindly submitted the play, along with an extensive list of discussion questions, to the CC! national office so that we could share it with others. Says Mr. Richardson, “It amazed me how much kids are willing to work to express their thoughts on what it takes to be a person of good character.”


  1. Opening Scene
  2. Before School
  3. Skeeter’s Test
  4. Lunch
  5. Passing Period
  6. After School
  7. Dean’s Office
  8. New Friends

 Lesson plans

Consider using this list of questions for in-class discussions or writing assignments.