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The Champions of Character for February are Rachel White and Madison Flanagan.

The award is for demonstrating character that significantly improves the health, safety, and quality of life in the community. 

Rachel White and Madison Flanagan came upon an accident at 36th and Burlingame, where a car had left the road and flipped over in an embankment.

There was one injured person on the road and another trapped in the car in the water. Rachel immediately helped the man in the middle of the road and stayed with him until help arrived. Madison called 911. They are being recognized for demonstrating Attentiveness, Compassion, Initiative and Sensitivity. 

Anyone may make nominations for Character Champions. Nominations may be filing out a form at www.topekacharacter.org or by contacting Safe Streets at 266-4606.

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