DAYTON, OH – May 8, 2013 - Your Better Business Bureau, in partnership with its Center for Business and Consumer Ethics, Inc. (CBCE), announces the winners of its Students of Integrity, co-sponsored by Dayton Dental Collaborative, LLC and Fifth Third Bank. This is the eleventh year your BBB has recognized Miami Valley high school seniors who exemplify high moral character. The award includes a $1,000 college scholarship. The Students of Integrity will be honored Tuesday, May 14 at your Better Business Bureau’s Eclipse Integrity Awards at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center.
New Madison, OH
Tri-Village High School
Macy Fraylick is a self-assured, young lady who’s earned outstanding student awards for Computer Apps II and pre-calculus, in addition to earning the principal’s award for the past five years. This National Honor Society student was also the First Dayton Regional Modeling and Simulation Competition winner and took first place in the 2012 International Future Leaders Pavilion Conference for Modeling and Simulation. This young lady not only excels in the classroom, but also the athletic field, playing on her school’s varsity track, cross country, soccer and golf teams and earned multiple honors for her skills and leadership. Serving as a leader in her church’s children’s ministries, she’s helped with Vacation Bible School, Children’s Church and more. This homecoming queen also serves as a personal companion at Brethrens Home, assists with Special Olympics and participates in many 5K charity runs. Demonstrating high standards in all she does, your Better Business Bureau is proud to have Macy Fraylick as a Student of Integrity.
Chaminade Julienne High School
Clare Geraghty doesn’t back down from any opportunity or challenge she encounters. This compassionate, well-rounded, motivated and kind young woman has excelled at academics, service, sports/dance and leadership. This National Honor Society member is at the top two percent of her class. She’s a top-level rower with Dayton Boat Club, student council president, peer mentor, Eagle ambassador and Eucharistic minister. This hardworking young adult also participates in FLIGHT (Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today) and serves as a Kairos Retreat leader. She’s also a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leader. Believing in the principle of giving back, Clare has given 305 hours of community service to organizations, such as St. Vincent DePaul. She even shares her love for Irish dancing by volunteering to teach younger students at her dance academy. As a woman of thoughtful action and a warm heart, this extraordinary Student of Integrity, Clare Geraghty, will certainly make her mark in the world.
Catholic Central High School
Catherine Kurian defines integrity in every aspect of her life. She’s driven to excel in all she does. This National Honor Society student, ranked second in her class, was named student body president, homecoming queen and Rotary student of the month by her peers. She even created and participated in an independent study in India. She’s played the piano for 14 years and was a Ohio Federation of Music Conference Unanimous Superior Recipient. Catherine also gives 110 percent on the tennis court and in service to her church and community. She lettered in tennis for the past four years and is involved in peer ministry and served as Kairos rector. Always looking for ways to give back, Catherine volunteers year-round at Springfield Regional Medical Center and is a STARS afterschool tutor. She’s also led volunteer projects at the Rainbow Table for the Homeless. Because she is a model of integrity to all she comes into contact with, your BBB is proud to have Catherine Kurian as a Student of Integrity.
Kenton Ridge High School
Tanya Khan understands the responsibility of being a good student and citizen. She’s done an impressive job balancing her education, part-time employment at American Eagle Outfitters and extra-curricular activities. A natural leader, Tanya is a Spanish Honor Society member, National Honor Society president, Rotary Interact vice president and Leo Club director. She’s even maintained a perfect attendance record throughout high school. In addition, she’s a peer mentor, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) member, student council treasurer and Ohio Math League winner. As an accomplished pianist and member of the Ohio Federation of Music Club, Tanya received the Ohio Federation of Music Club 5th Consecutive Year Unanimous Superior Award. This member of the varsity women’s golf team assists with Relay for Life, community charity drives and works at the Touch of Gold, the school’s largest athletic fundraiser. Your BBB is pleased to honor this exceptional young woman, Tanya Khan, as a Student of Integrity.
Versailles High School
Samuel Prakel’s scholarship, leadership and commitment to social responsibility in the classroom, athletics and everyday life are second to none. He’s a strong role model for everyone he encounters because he leads by example. Ranking first in his class of 110 students and serving as National Honor Society president, Samuel has won multiple state championships in swimming, track and cross country and was recently named the National Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winner. He’s also an award-winning leader in marching, concert and jazz band. Always willing to serve others, this Eagle Scout has served as senior patrol leader and recorded 100 community service hours, including serving at a local soup kitchen and participating in local blood drives. Samuel is also active in his church, serving as youth leader, retreat coordinator, Eucharistic minister and more. We’re honored to have Samuel Prakel as Student of Integrity Award recipient because he constantly displays his integrity through his outlook on life and love for mankind.
Northmont High School
As a young woman of high-character, Jherlynn Tims is goal driven and dedicated to being successful. She can always be counted on to go beyond what’s expected. She’s not only a Northmont Honor Society member, she also serves as president of her criminal justice class, secretary of Skills USA and participates on the Academic Challenge Team. Helping her fellow classmates, she served as an athletic trainer for the football and basketball team, as well as belongs to the Fellowship of Christian Students. Additionally, Jherlynn performed with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in their community church choir. Active in her church, she volunteers in the nursery, teaches Sunday school, volunteered at the annual Restoration, Recovery and Re-entry Conference and served on the teen council. This outstanding Student of Integrity serves as a role model for her peers with her honesty, work ethic, eagerness for knowledge and great attitude.
Out of the over 80 local high schools receiving the Student of Integrity application, more than 65 nominated students for this award. A panel of eight independent judges selected these six outstanding students.
Your Better Business Bureau believes identifying and honoring young people for high moral 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, your BBB is closing the loop on what it takes to be a successful and contributing community leader whether business, nonprofit or individual.
John North, BBB president and CEO, says, “The accomplishments of these Students of Integrity and their dedication to serving the community is astounding. They are our future leaders and your BBB’s Center For Business And Consumer Ethics is proud to honor them. We wish them tremendous success in the future and thank them for the examples they’ve already set for those they’ve come in contact with.”
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