Horizon's Strang honored as BBB Ethical Athlete

March 7, 2024 by Seth Polansky, AZPreps365

Better Business Bureau Serving Pacific Southwest (BBB) in partnership with Arizona Interscholastic Association, names Jack Strang from Horizon High School in Scottsdale as a BBB Ethical Athlete Scholarship recipient. The BBB Ethical Athlete Scholarship program honors student’s ethical behaviors and positive influence on others for their actions on and off the field.

Nominated by his teacher, Dr. Yvonne Perot shared how Strang helped a student realize how important it is to lead with integrity. Instead of reporting the student’s unethical behavior to her, Jack encouraged the student to do the right thing so he could come to his own conclusions about the importance of honesty.

“Jack witnessed a student cheat, pulled him aside and told him how critical it was to have integrity not just on quizzes but in life,” shared Dr. Perot. A few days later, the student approached Dr. Perot to share that he cheated on a quiz and that his grade should be a zero because of what Jack said to him that day.

“Not only was I impressed that Jack took it upon himself to speak with the student, I was further impressed that he saw fit not to share the exchange with me. Jack knows how important it is to lead with integrity in his actions whether it is in the classroom, golf course, baseball field or with his family and friends,” said Dr. Perot.

Through community and self-nominations, high school students are evaluated for the scholarship by a panel of judges for their ability to uphold integrity in the face of ethical and personal challenges when playing a sport. The program honors these behaviors and their positive influence on others.


Arizona high school athletes must have a GPA of at least 2.75, enrolled in an AIA sanctioned school while participating in an AIA sanctioned sport are eligible to be nominated for the scholarship. Visit athlete.bbbcommunity.org to learn more about the program.


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About the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau has empowered people to find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust for more than 110 years. In 2022, people turned to BBB more than 250 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on about 12,000 charities, all available for free at BBB.org. The International Association of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest serves Greater Arizona and Southern California, providing critical tools to ignite success including mentorship, online products, coworking and access to capital. Our objective expertise educates the community on ethical behavior in the marketplace and how businesses can build trust.