DAYTON — The Better Business Bureau, in partnership with its Center for Business and Consumer Ethics, Inc. (CBCE), announces the winners of its Students of Integrity, sponsored by Dayton Dental Collaborative and Reynolds and Reynolds.
This is the twelfth year BBB has recognized Miami Valley high school seniors who exemplify strong ethics and integrity. The award includes a $1,000 college scholarship. The Students of Integrity will be honored Tuesday, May 13 at the Better Business Bureau’s Eclipse Integrity Awards hosted at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center.
Kristina Hollkamp, of Fairborn, attends Carroll High School. She is a model for her peers to emulate and an exemplary Student of Integrity. Her academic pursuits include several AP courses and a future degree in biochemistry to use her excellent research skills to cure diseases. She divides her time among several extra-curricular activities, including theater, tennis, peer tutoring and school clubs. Hollkamp enjoys volunteering at Children’s Medical Center, her school’s Christian Service Workcamp, House of Bread and other local organizations.
Her impressive list of awards include superior ratings at several levels of science fairs, two consecutive first place titles of the East Dayton Optimist Essay contest and participation in engineering and math competitions. Her teacher described her as “intellectually astute, academically disciplined, morally conscientious, and service-oriented.” Hollkamp is a Student of Integrity and will undoubtedly continue on her journey of success.
A panel of independent judges selected these five students from the 75 applications. All high schools in the BBB’s service area received invitations to nominate two outstanding students from their senior classes.
The Better Business Bureau believes identifying and honoring young people for strong integrity and character is vital to its mission of promoting ethics in the marketplace. Like the Eclipse Integrity Awards, the Students of Integrity highlight outstanding ethics. In bringing young adults to the forefront, BBB is closing the loop on what it takes to be a successful and contributing community leader whether business, nonprofit or individual.
“These Students of Integrity set an example for everyone in our community - young and old,” said John North, BBB president and CEO. “Their dedication to the community and world are inspiring. Your Better Business Bureau is honored to recognize them for their efforts.”
Other area winners include Savannah Boerger from Kenton Ridge High School, Maggie Schutter from Centerville High School, Kathryn Quinn from Stivers School for the Arts, and Kenton Dickison from Milton-Union High School.