Coming in first place, Mr. Batavia 2017 is Johnathan Currier. He presented Habitat for Humanity’s check for $2323 to the organization’s chief executive officer, Lauren Casey, and their executive director, Jaylene Smith-Kilner. Johnathan had also volunteered in October on one of Habitat’s building sites for Make a Difference Day, the traditional day of volunteering by BHS seniors. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in the community to help them build or improve a place they can call home.
Ryan Bieniek, who came in second, was unavailable for presenting the $1161.50 check to All Babies Cherished Pregnancy Assistance Center. Instead, Lisa Robinson, teacher and student government advisor, stepped in to present it to their director, Susan Sherman (on left) and program coordinator, Beck Amico (on right). All Babies Cherished provides guidance, support, and encouragement during pregnancy and the first three years of the child's life.
Quentin Branciforte, in third place, presented a check for $1161.50 to the president of Anna’s Wish, Jeff McKinney (also Batavia’s director of technology). Anna’s Wish, named for one of Mr. McKinney’s daughters, is a charity that assists families that are facing the challenges of pediatric cancer.