‘Having or showing a composed for serious manner that is worthy of respect’
If a person or thing is worthy of something, they deserve it because they have the qualities or abilities required.
A worthy person or thing is approved of by most people in society and considered to be morally respectable or correct.
Synonyms: praiseworthy, good, excellent, deserving, having worth, value or merit. I like them, and they are worthy winners”.
You can refer to worthy people as worthies. “A group of local worthies began to plan their own exhibition”.