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Front Page - Friday, May 10, 2019

BBB announces Torch Awards, scholarship winners

Jamie Dye, COS Business Products & Interiors; Sherry Campbell, Welcome Home of Chattanooga; Erin Cereal, Chattanooga Room in the Inn; Jim WinSAT, Better Business Bureau. - Photograph provided

The Better Business Bureau this month recognized local businesses with its Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and announced the recipients of its Student of Integrity scholarships.

Recipients of a 2019 Torch Award are:

Category I winner: Top This Construction

Category II winner: Johnson Audiology

Category III winner: Armstrong Transfer & Storage

Category IV winner: Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union

Category V winner: Five Star Food Service

Nonprofit winner: Chattanooga Room in the Inn

BBB also achieved a milestone in its annual Student of Integrity scholarship competition, surpassing $140,000 awarded. The program is now in its 15th year.

This year, scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to 11 students, who competed by writing an essay on the importance of ethics in business and the community.

The competition was available to all high school seniors in the BBB service area of 21 surrounding counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia, with 135 entering the competition.

The recipients were:

Brooke Taren Appelbaum, Trion High School

Rafael Avila, Southeast Whitfield High School

Adison Melia Baker, Central High School of McMinn County

Eli Nicholas Brock, Armuchee High School

Catherine G. Chimley, Signal Mountain Middle/High School

Hannah Hawkins, Walker Valley High School

Lindsey Murphy Hollis, Signal Mountain Middle/High School

Anna Grace Jackson, Walker Valley High School

Emma Catherine Sneed, Soddy Daisy High School

Alexandria Michelle Spence, Lookout Valley High School

Caleb Alexander Veitch, Chattooga High School

Source: BBB