SANDY — Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary/Middle School, Sandy, will receive an award for "Promising Practices" in character education.

The school was recognized by the Character Education Partnership for the school's Interfaith Meditation Garden, which was officially dedicated in October 2007.

The school will be among 153 honored during the partnership's annual forum in October in Arlington, Va.

The Interfaith Meditation Garden is a peaceful, serene area on the campus grounds that is set aside specifically to rejuvenate and regain peace for faculty, staff, students, and all community members who wish to participate. It is described as a tranquil setting where students can sketch and journal with their classmates. A prayer service is held twice weekly after school.