BBB 2021 “Student Of Integrity” Scholarship Winners Announced

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia announce the “Student of Integrity” scholarship winners for 2021. BBB will conduct its formal meeting and presentation at its Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11. Businesses nominated and who complete for the BBB “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics” award will also be recognized.

Now in its 17th year, BBB announces its annual “Student of Integrity” scholarship competition has surpassed $161,000 in total scholarships awarded. This year scholarships with the value of $1,000 each were awarded to 10 students who competed by writing an essay on “the importance of ethics in business and our community.” The competition was available to all high schools seniors in the BBB service area of 21 surrounding counties in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. Ninety students entered the competition this year.

The winners of the BBB 2021 “Student of Integrity” scholarships are:

Grady Beach, Chattooga High School
Carsi Beaty, McMinn Central High School
Colby Couch, Model High School
Daley Culberson, Ridgeland High School
Joy Douglass, Cleveland High School
Catherine Finely, Fannin County High School
Elijah Hudgins, Trion High School
Stephen Scott, Heritage High School
Dylan Simmons, Van Buren County High School
Connor Solbee, Walker Valley High School

BBB President Jim Winsett said, “Individually, the student essays written by the winners are exemplary in the importance of ethics, integrity and trust in our marketplace.”



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