BBB Student Ethics Award Recipient Announced

May 06, 2010

Better Business Bureau will recognize ethical businesses and a student from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School on May 10 as part of their Annual General Meeting.

Grade 12 student, Colin Siu was unanimously selected for Better Business Bureau Student Ethics Award scholarship (valued at $1,700) from the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC (BBB). This province-wide contest is awarded to a young student with great dedication, leading with integrity, and an academic excellence.

“Colin is dedicated to ethics and is a dynamic individual who balances community involvement and high level academics,” says Lynda Pasacreta, BBB President and CEO. “He puts in hundreds of hours of his own personal time to take the lead in a wide range of activities that have positive local and even global impacts.”

A short-list of Colin Siu’s activities and accomplishments includes:

· Organizer of the 3rd Annual NOW Environmental Conference for Elementary Students

· Official Leader of the Opposition at the Vancouver Youth Parliament

· Youth Ambassador of BC

· Co-facilitator and organizer for SEVEC’s provincial Living & Learning in a Bilingual Country

· Council member of the Vancouver Foundation Youth Philanthropy

· City of Vancouver Youth Selection Committee member

· St. John’s Ambulance Crusader

In his essay, Colin showed how he is a passionate character builder. He stated that “you cannot force ethics onto others.” Colin instead acts as a “catalyst to encourage others to help find principles which they can live with.”

Colin Siu will receive the Student Ethics Award at a special ceremony on May 10 at the BBB AGM. The BBB Annual General Meeting will be holding a fundraiser Bocce Tournament with BBB Accredited Businesses to raise money for next year’s Student Ethics Award.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s President, Bob Lenarduzzi plans to give the keynote address. Media is welcome to attend.