DAYTON, OHIO, April 17, 2018 – Better Business Bureau’s Center for Business and Consumer Ethics, Inc. (CBCE) announces the winners of The Dayton Power and Light Company Students of Integrity. This is the 16th year BBB has recognized Miami Valley high school seniors who exemplify strong ethics and integrity. The award includes a $1,000 college scholarship. The DP&L Students of Integrity will be honored Tuesday, May 8 at BBB’s Eclipse Integrity Awards hosted at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center. Jenna Albezreh Vandalia-Butler High School Vandalia, Ohio Described as an “amazing young person in all ways,” Jenna Albezreh is a young woman with far-reaching ideas. Jenna is active in the Chess Club, National Honor Society (NHS), Debate Team, Drama Club and is Student Body President for her senior year. She was the volunteer coordinator for the TEDx Dayton Youth event and has been an invited speaker at the International Network of Museums for Peace Conference in Belfast, Ireland. Jenna is a founding member of Faith In Us, a teen interfaith art initiative. Jenna has been accepted to both Harvard College and University of California, Berkley. Abigail Hissong Milton-Union High School Troy, Ohio Abigail is a student athlete (four-year member of the tennis team, softball team and basketball team), a student leader (four-year student government secretary for the class of 2018), queen of the 2017 Miami County Fair, a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), has competed in the science fair at county, district and state level and is also a member of the NHS. She’s done all that while maintaining a 4.0 or better through her entire high school career. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. After graduation, Abigail plans to attend Wilmington College and major in agronomy, with a minor in agricultural communication, so as to liaise between farmers and agricultural businesses toward the betterment of both groups. Jessica Miller Tippecanoe High School Tipp City, Ohio Jessica says her early academic difficulties, presented by a learning disability, taught her a lesson about the importance of unity and inclusion. Despite her struggles as a young student, Jessica is now an above-4.0-student with plans to attend Kent State University. Jessica is the editor of the Inferno, Tipp High School’s literary magazine, and has been an active school leader in many different ways, such as a freshman orientation leader and president of the Art Club. She has served her community by her participation in the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, which helps provide legal services to disadvantaged citizens. Jessica plans to focus on communication and political science in school, travel globally afterwards and eventually work in the nonprofit or service sector. Alanna Wall Stivers School for the Arts Dayton, Ohio When Alanna was ten years old, she decided to begin her own nonprofit organization. That might not be typical of most ten-year olds, but it was for her. That organization has since served 18,000 clients in 35 states, Mexico and Canada. Alanna is now the youngest mentor involved in the Dayton Business Journal’s Mentoring Monday, where she mentors adult women looking to follow their own dreams of running businesses and organizations. Academically, Alanna is a member of NHS, the National Society of High School Scholars, the Disney Dreamers Academy, is on the honor roll and has received superior rating from the Ohio Music Education Association. Alanna has spoken at TEDx, in front of many groups and has been featured on national television. She hasn’t decided which college she’ll attend, but wherever she goes, she’ll continue to be a leader both of her own organization and on campus. Alexander Weiss Arcanum-Butler High School Arcanum, Ohio Alexander has been active in his local 4H chapter for years – serving, in time, two terms as both vice president and president of his local club. He has additionally served as president and vice president of his local chapter of FFA. His presence as team captain of the football team cements that Alexander is a born leader. He plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in agricultural engineering, then bring what he learns back home to work in the agricultural business in either Darke or Mercer county. He’s dedicated hundreds of hours toward community service with 4H, FFA, NHS and his church youth group. When not at school, on the football field, serving as president for 4H or FFA, volunteering with youth group or NHS, he manages to find time to work 15 hours a week at a local hardware store and spend his summers baling hay for many different farmers. A panel of independent judges selected these five students from 53 applications, spanning 35 high schools. All high schools in BBB’s service area received invitations to nominate two outstanding students from their senior classes. “DP&L’s Students of Integrity awards proudly recognize these five Miami Valley students who personify ethics through their leadership, community service and academic perseverance,” said Craig Jackson president and CEO of DP&L. “We are impressed by their achievements and hopeful they will continue making a lasting difference in our community.” Integrity is vital to Better Business Bureau’s mission of promoting ethics in the marketplace. For that reason, BBB believes in honoring and identifying young people who exhibit strength of character. Like the Eclipse Integrity Awards, The DP&L Students of Integrity highlight outstanding ethics. By bringing young adults to the forefront, BBB is closing the loop on what it takes to be a successful and contributing community leader, whether in business, nonprofit or individual. John North states, “The Miami Valley has long been the land of innovators, an incubator of ideas born out of a dedication to hard work and ingenuity. The students we are honoring continue the legacy by committing themselves to education, community service and activities of impact that lead to the continual evolution of our region. They exemplify integrity in every aspect of their journey towards success.” About Your BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami ValleyFor more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB ore than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. 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