The Students of Integrity is an essay-based competition that honors high school students from the BBB’s five county service area who personify ethics through leadership, community service and actions. Recognizing that significant adults in a student’s life contribute to their formation of personal ethics and educational success, parents and selected teachers of the essay award winners are also honored.
2013 Students of Integrity
The 2013 awards event will be held on December 6th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am, in conjunction with BBB's Annual Meeting, at the Hilton Gateway Garden Inn, 1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland. This year, 4 students will be awarded $1000 scholarships, and the top essay winner will receive $2500. You can view the entry guidelines here.
Russ Mitchell will be the keynote speaker for this year's Students of Integrity event. Mitchell was born in St. Louis and accepted his first television job at age 17 as a nighttime switchboard operator at KTVI-TV. He graduated from the University of Missouri, and began his professional career at KMBC in Kansas City. In 1993 he was named a correspondent for Eye-to-Eye with Connie Chung and in July of 1997, Mitchell was named co-anchor of CBS News Saturday Morning and traveled extensively as a reporter for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 48 Hours.
Mr. Mitchell was on the anchor desk with Dan Rather on September 11, 2001 and reported from Ground Zero and other parts of Manhattan on the days and weeks that followed. Most recently, he anchored the live CBS Special Report coverage of the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011.
The BBB thanks the following organizations without whose support the Students of Integrity 2013 Program would not be possible: Corporate Sponsors Dominion and the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University and The Sheakley Group; and Corporate Supporters Easton Telecom Services, Benesch, and Apprisen Financial Advocates.
Students of Integrity from Other Years