W. J. Mouat staff attend forum in Washington, D.C.

Trio from Abbotsford high school attend National Forum on Character Education.

Vijay Manuel (left)

Vijay Manuel (left)

Three Abbotsford representatives were on hand at the National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C.

Vijay Manuel, Rob Comeau and Brian Billo were on hand for the event held Nov. 1 to 4 by the non-profit Character Education Partnership.

All three are on staff at W. J. Mouat secondary, where Comeau is principal, Manuel is vice-principal, and Billo is a teacher.

Manuel said the three were invited to share the story of the Abbotsford City of Character, which promotes building good character for the betterment of society. Manuel is chair of the Abbotsford Character council.

The National Forum on Character Education brought together educators, scholars and community leaders to address the most pressing issues in education today.