About this feature box (this one has an extra paragraph about starting slowly and full rotation in November)

The Ashland County area is blessed with special people in every school district going above and beyond each day. The Times-Gazette wants to recognize these individuals.

Each Monday, we will honor a different group:

 Kids of Character -- The first Monday of the month we’ll feature two exceptional middle school or elementary students who have displayed outstanding character.

 Teens of Character -- The second Monday of each month, we’ll highlight one female and one male outstanding high school student who again have modeled exceptional character.

 Amazing Teachers -- The third Monday, we’ll spotlight two outstanding educators -- one K-6 and another grades 7-12.

 Difference Makers -- The fourth Monday, we’ll focus on two outstanding support staff, administrators or volunteers from our educational community who have made a real difference for the kids.

We are easing our way into this project, beginning today with the debut of Amazing Teachers and on Monday, Oct. 22 with Difference Makers. Beginning in November, we’ll start the full rotation.