Two Students Receive BBB Ethics Scholarships

June 24, 2014

Students from Western Alamance and Wheatmore high schools have won 2014 Better Business Bureau Student Ethics Scholarships.

Kathryn JohnsonThe two winners are Kathryn Johnson of Wheatmore and Kendall Wiggins of Western Alamance.

“It seems that every year our candidates get better and better,” said Kevin Hinterberger, president & CEO of the BBB. “Students this year had great grades, spent time in leadership roles and were involved in their communities.”

Ms. Johnson played on the school’s varsity volleyball team, was involved with Future Farmers of America and participated on student council. She was a volunteer in organizing Special Olympics dances and community food bank drives.

The Thomasville resident plans on attending UNC-Chapel Hill or Davidson.

Kendall WigginsMs. Wiggins was involved in biology research with Alamance Community College, the Project Green Light recycling effort and the varsity swim team. She was president of the National Honor Society and sang with the Western Alamance Cappella group.

She lives in Gibsonville and plans to attend N.C. State University.

“The BBB is a nonprofit organization that works to build trust in the marketplace,” Hinterberger said. “One way it does this is to promote ethical behavior by consumers and businesses. We feel the scholarships are a way to reach younger people with our message.”

The scholarship is based on academics, leadership and community service. Students had to submit an essay on a particular ethical dilemma that they faced. Each student will received $5,000 for college.