(Plain Press, January 2010) Anna Lester, a student at the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Garrett Morgan School of Science in the Ohio City neighborhood, was one of four Greater Cleveland students to receive a Student of Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau says the awards are given to “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. Lester received a scholarship of $1000 to an accredited school/college of her choice. 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.
Boler School of Business at John Carroll University, Dominion East Ohio Gas and The Sheakley Group sponsored the student award program.
“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. Supporters of the program include KeyBank, Easton Telecom Services, and Apprisen/Consumer Credit Counseling Service.