The Better Business Bureau today presented its Students of Integrity Awards to four Greater Cleveland high school students who personify high character through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.
An independent selection committee selected four award recipients. Three received scholarships of $1000 to an accredited school/college of their choice, and a fourth student was awarded a $2500 scholarship. Winners were honored and awards presented at ceremonies at Hilton Garden Inn.
A total of 51 public and private high schools within the BBB’s five county service area participated by selecting their own Student of Integrity who in turn submitted an application to the BBB.
The student award program was sponsored by the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University, Dominion East Ohio Gas and The Sheakley Group.
“The Students of Integrity Awards program is one of several BBB initiatives that emphasize the importance of continually enhancing and emphasizing character-building in all aspects of one’s life…whether you are a high school student or a business leader,” said David Weiss, president of the BBB.
The 2009 Students of Integrity Award recipients:
Mary Beth Donahoe (Lakewood), Lakewood High ($2500 Scholarship Winner)
Nathan Lauer (Beachwood), Fuchs Mizrachi School
Anna Lester (Cleveland), Garrett Morgan School of Science
Mary Prokop (Strongsville), Magnificat High School
The BBB also honored 10 area students with Honorable Mentions:
Cassidy Artz (Gates Mills), Hathaway Brown School
Francine Jones (Cleveland), St. Peter Chanel High School
Taylor Nyman (Painesville), Perry High School
Riddhi Patel (Wickliffe), Wickliffe High School
Ariel Powell (Cleveland), St. Martin de Porres High School
Ariella Schabes (Beachwood), Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School
Erin Schneider (Avon) Avon High School
Partik Singh (Solon), Solon High School
Stetson Thacker (Valley View) Cuyahoga Heights High School
Marilyn Wright (Maple Heights), Maple Heights High School
Supporters of the program include KeyBank, Easton Telecom Services, and Apprisen/Consumer Credit Counseling Service.