By Kristin Bednarski
Batavia Local School District Board of Education members recognized Hunter Meadors, a senior at Batavia High School, during their Dec. 17 meeting.
Meadors, the president and fund-raising chair of the school’s Business Professionals of America chapter, was elected as the Business Professionals of America Ohio Association vice president during the fall leadership conference in November.
Zainn Ison, vice president of the chapter, introduced Meadors to board members during the meeting.
Ison said Meadors was elected by more than 8,000 students to be the Ohio BPA vice president.
Ison read a letter about Meadors written by Angie Kovacks, legal management teacher at Batavia High School and BPA chapter advisor.
“Hunter exhibits all of the characteristics that teachers hope to witness one day,” Kovacks wrote about Meadors.
She listed some of Meadors’ accomplishments, including maintaining a 3.9 grade point average, being a member of the National Honor Society, excelling in AP classes, participating on the football and basketball teams, and helping the school’s BPA chapter continue to be successful.
Meadors was also recently named WCPO Student of the Week and Rotary Student of the Month for October.
Board members presented Meadors with a certificate and thanked him for his hard work.
“We are very proud of you and know you are an excellent student,” Michael Enriquez, board president, said.
Enriquez said Meadors is an example of an open enrollment student who has excelled at Batavia Local School District.
Meadors thanked Kovacks for her letter and support and thanked members of the board for recognizing him.
He said he is looking forward to other BPA events this year including the 2013 Polar Plunge in February, an annual event the chapter participates in to raise money for the Special Olympics.