Student of the Week: Jessica Pelfrey

Jessica Pelfrey will represent not only Batavia High School, but also the entire state of Ohio in an upcoming Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition.

Angie Kovacs, a teacher at Batavia said, “As a member of Business Professionals of America, Jessica leads by example. She has served as a fundraising chairman, a BPA Region 13 representative, and our chapter treasurer for the past two years.”

Batavia teacher Danielle Newman said, "I think she's a great role model for the students. I think the staff looks at her and says 'Wow, she is very accomplished.' She is continually making herself better.”

Jessica is also a finalist for an Ohio Association scholarship. During the 2013 National Leadership Conference, she accepted her Ambassador Torch Award for completing hundreds of hours of community service.

"I want to help them. So I think that it is great to help all those that you come in contact with because it makes their day better, it makes your day better,” Jessica said.

“Over the past three years, she has helped our chapter donate over $29,000 to Special Olympics. In addition to Special Olympics, she has lead fundraisers to benefit Honor Flight, Josh Cares and Autism Speaks,” Kovacs said.

Jessica was a chairman for the school’s Celebrate My Drive campaign this past fall. More than 3,600 schools across the national competed for grants. Batavia was one of 90 schools to receive $25,000.

She is also a member of the National Honor Society and carries 4.22 GPA. Jessica is a four-year member of Batavia’s soccer team.

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