St. Louis, Mo., September 29, 2010 –
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois will recognize three high school seniors as “Student of Ethics”
award winners at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 29, at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.
The three students were selected from 208 applicants who submitted transcripts, recommendations and a 300-word essay describing the process by which each student confronted an ethical dilemma and made an ethical decision. Judges considered each student’s leadership qualities, academic performance and character.
Entries were accepted in May from high school juniors in the 92-county area served by the BBB. The judging for the award was completed by CHARACTERplus
, a program of cooperating school districts.
Each student will receive a $2,500 award to be used at an accredited college of the student’s choice.
The winners are:
- Trevor Wood, a senior at Columbia High School in Columbia, Ill.
- Lauren Baker, a senior at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Mo.
- Timira Minor, a senior at Cardinal Ritter Prep High School in St. Louis.
“We applaud these students for their interest in ethics and their academic achievement. They set an excellent example for other students as well as adults in the working world today,” said Mary C. Kullman, BBB Board Chair. Kullman is chief governance officer and corporate secretary of The Laclede Group Inc.
The students will be recognized at the BBB’s TORCH Awards luncheon at noon on Oct. 29 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The TORCH Awards recognize businesses and charities who also exemplify high ethics in their treatment of customers, employees and suppliers.
As previously announced, the top award will go to Hugh Grant, chief executive of Monsanto Co., in recognition of his company’s world-wide commitment to exceptional ethical business practices and customer service. Last year’s top recipient, Maxine Clark, chief executive bear at Build-a-Bear Workshop, will present the award to Grant. Carol Daniel, news anchor for KMOX radio, will emcee.
The luncheon is in the Khorassan Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Tickets for the luncheon are available at $40 a person. Tables for 10 are available at $400. For additional information or reservations, contact the BBB at 314-645-0606.
Contacts: Michelle Corey, President & CEO, 314-645-3300, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Chris Thetford, Director of Communications, 314-645-3300, email@example.com