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Downey High School activities director Gordon Weisenberger will be honored by the CIF Southern Section today with a Dr. Jim Staunton Champions for Character Award.
Named after the retired CIF commissioner, the annual award recognizes those who embody the "Six Characters of Principle": trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Athletes, coaches, administrators, school officials and media members are eligible for the award.
Weisenberger will receive the award during an awards dinner tonight at the Queen Mary in Long Beach.