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2012 Students of Integrity
2012 Students of Integrity

The 2012 awards event was held on December 6th, in conjunction with BBB's Centennial Event . You can view the view the event program and entry guidelines here.

Keynote Speaker for the 2012  program was Dick Feagler.  Dick Feagler is a Cleveland icon. He is Cleveland’s only newsman to win both of broadcast journalism’s most coveted national awards - the George Foster Peabody Award and Columbia University’s Alfred I. DuPont award for commentaries. His colorful observations on local developments are hugely popular.

The BBB thanks the following organizations without whose support the Students of Integrity 2012 Program would not have been 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. 

2012 Students of Integrity
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  Savanna Hershman

Savanna Hershman
North Royalton High School
($2500 Scholarship Winner)

We stand in a world of growing media and shrinking morals. Maintaining integrity is quickly becoming a vintage idea, and more people are succumbing to corruption...Being a person of character is never easy. We must stand together and fight..."



 Katherine Widman

Katherine Widman
Chagrin Falls High School

“Ultimately, my purpose in life is not to be significant on a large scale, but to influence the lives of those surrounding me through my compassion and integrity. By setting an example through my actions, I believe I am creating a significant influence already..."

  Abigail Meinen

Abigail Meinen
Mentor High School

“...Bullying. It is a word with two straight lines, right up the middle, to divide, to classify; this is bullying, this is not. In offices, men and women in crisp suits sit and argue, trying to use those straight lines to decide what bullying is and isn't. They try to find a meaning for that word, try to grasp it, to hold it so that they can fight it, but they cannot. Rules, regulations, speeches, and seminars are useless. They have no weapons to fight this enemy..."

  Jalen Brown

Jalen Brown
Maple Heights High School

“What makes us unique? What makes us who we are as human beings? The answers to these questions are simple. Two words: Character and Integrity. Character and integrity both are such powerful words that they ultimately define themselves. They are the building blocks to the formation of a person, except for biology of course..."

Honorable Mention

Matthew Baldwin, Midpark High School

Madelyn Cook, Rocky River High School

Brady Nye, Grand Valley High School

Chloe Small, Gilmour Academy

Sydney Gideon, Orange High School 

Anika Prots, Notre Dame-Cathedral-Latin School

Max Simon, St Ignatius High School 

Bailey Kershaw, Cornerstone Christian Academy 

Grace Hickox, Cardinal High School

Katie Hankins, Beaumont High School