ATLANTA - Integrity. In today’s society, it is probably not a term used to describe many people; however, it is a character trait that helped Rockdale County students, Erin Wilson and Faith Buchanan receive a prestigious scholarship. Wilson and Buchanan, 2018 graduating seniors of Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, were two of only seven students to receive the annual Student of Integrity Scholarship presented by The Center for Character Ethics. The award acknowledges integrity, character and ethical behavior in future leaders.
More than 180 students from public and private high schools in 42 counties competed for this year’s awards. Awards ranged from $1,000-$3,500. Wilson received a $3,500 scholarship and Buchanan received a $1,000 scholarship. Other recipients are:
Alyssa Jones South Paulding High School
Garrett Kinsey Habersham Central High School
Hannah Nauck Pike County High School
Amanda McAuley Lakeside High School
Emily Vail Dunwoody High School
At Rockdale Magnet, Wilson has been a member of the National Honor Society, led a student study group at Neuroscience Camp, and served as an AP Chemistry tutor. Buchanan was co-president of the SAT Study Club and also served as an intern at General Ray Davis Middle School.
The Student of Integrity Scholarship Program is an annual competition that recognizes high school seniors who personify high ethics, as demonstrated through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic accomplishments. As the scholarship recipients pursue their careers, The Center for Character Ethics believes these future business leaders will promote ethics in the workplace. The 2018 scholarships were provided with the support of Better Business Bureau, SunTrust, Delta Community Credit Union, Rollins, Synovus, and Chick-fil-A Riverdale Dwarf House.
About The Center for Character Ethics. The Center for Character Ethics is the educational foundation of the Better Business Bureau serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia. Their mission is to educate the next generation of ethical business leaders. They provide character education and leadership development training for students in grades 5-12. Read more about BBB’s Center for Character Ethics at www.bbb.org/atlanta/center-for-character-ethics/.