Press release from East Central High School – Tina Waechter
(St. Leon, Ind.) - The East Central Chapter of Business Professionals of America congratulates Jake Griffin for being selected as the Channel 9 WCPO Student of the Week. Griffin is a senior at East Central High school and is very involved. He has excelled academically and is among the top of his class. He also maintains a 3.9 GPA while completing honors level classes. In addition to Business Professionals of America, Griffin is the Producer of our daily video announcements program, and is involved in Student Council, among others.
Teacher and BPA advisor Kelly Pettit was there when our principal and guidance director presented him with his plaque. This was a very proud moment not only for Jake, but also for the East Central High school. Here is a little of what nominator Bev Ester, Guidance Director, at East Central had to say about him:
"[Griffin]'s dedication to others and his conscientious, compassionate ways are what sets him apart from other students. [Griffin] initiates, organizes and oversees a number of school-related activities because of his desire to make things better for others. Currently, [Griffin] is working independently in the television production studio and assisting the technician. [Griffin] is able to broadcast and produce the daily announcements on ECTV and assist with other video programs,” Ester said. "I have never ever met a student that is 18 years of age with so much of a focus and so much giving within his heart to others. It's always about someone else, it's never about bringing recognition to [Griffin], it's about bringing recognition to others," said Ester.
This is a great reflection on East Central High School and a great compliment for Jake.
The link below will show the interview done by the WCPO on channel 9. Being represented as student of the week has resulted in a higher respect for him by the students here at our school. The public was able to see our school as a very academically thriving school. Jake is among only a select few to win this award for East Central. In the future East Central BPA's goal is to have more students be selected. Jake is honored by this award, and East Central is honored to have Jake Griffin as our student of the week.
The WCPO presentation can be viewed through You Tube at http://qr.net/khpp.