Liberty’s Milentz named BBB Student of Integrity

The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas announced the names today of the students who earned the Student of Integrity Scholarships, awarded by the BBB Education Foundation. The honorees were selected by a team of independent judges from candidates representing an 8 and half county region.

The designees will receive a one-time, $2,500 scholarship payable to the college, trade school or university they will be attending in Fall 2021.

The graduating high school seniors named Student of Integrity: Brynn Baker, Lumberton HS; Lauren Eaves, West Brooks HS; Kent Liu, West Brooks HS; and Ashley Milentz, Liberty HS. 

Brynn will be attending Lamar University in the fall and plans on majoring in electrical engineering. Brynn is planning on accepting an internship that will allow her to travel and gain valuable insight and experience for her career before hopefully finding a local business to build her career within Southeast Texas.

Lauren plans to attend Tulane University later this year. With her passions in environmental sustainability and advocacy, she plans on majoring in Environmental Science as well as Political Science and International Relations. Lauren believes these majors will provide the foundation for her knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and solutions, as well as further develop her analytical thinking and critical reasoning skills.

Kent will be attending Columbia University where he will be majoring in chemistry. Post graduating college, he will pursue medical school, where he will prepare for a career as an anesthesiologist. As Kent obtains his degrees and begins his career, he hopes to give back by serving in the communities around him, no matter where he may end up.

Ashley plans to attend Baylor University this fall, where she will be majoring in Biology.  She will then attend medical school to pursue a career as an ophthalmologist. Ashley’s desire to become an ophthalmologist stems from her fascination with vision and its capabilities as well as her passion to help others.

This is the third year for BBB SETX’s Student of Integrity program. The students will be recognized on June 10th at the 2021 BBB Torch Awards at the Beaumont Civic Center. 

BBB Southeast Texas President/CEO Liz Fredrichs said, “The entire BBB SETX community congratulates the 2021 scholarship winners for exhibiting character-ethics that will help them to persevere not only in their next level of education, but as future leaders that impact our local marketplace and our organizations.”

BBB’s Education Foundation will host the annual Torch Award for Ethics on Thursday, June10th at the Beaumont Civic Center at 6pm. BBB will be honoring local leadership in integrity in business. The night will feature dinner, entertainment and a live auction. The events proceeds go towards our scholarship program and the 2021 event is sponsored in part by Newtron and Classic Southeast Texas Auto.

Individual tickets are $85 with table sponsorships at $750. Tickets and registration at .  More on Student of Integrity:

The BBB Consumer Education Foundation is a 501 c (3) nonprofit of BBB Serving Southeast Texas.


  1. Hi. Randall Waldman from the Fair Store here! Remember me? Of course, you do! Why am I not on FaceBook? Because computers are my passion, not my past time. Just celebrated my 30th anniv with my (only) wife. Bottom line is this: who are the proud “Parents”?? In that the Pandemic cancelled the Jubilee, I have not been able to catch up on “Liberty”. I miss “Liberty” more than ever!! Honesty and integrity abound there. However, an entire generation has “sprung up” (pardon me, Mrs McGuire) since WalMart ran the Fair Store/Vogue out of business.

    Also, what is going on there?? Steve Chandler passed away and Ashley’s vision is “vision”. For all of those “new timers”, Steve fitted me with glasses AND I was Treas of Liberty Lion’s Club (their mission was the “Eye Bank”).

    The problem is, folks, that history has been “erased”. Like, the last Pandemic 100 years.

    GodSpeed, as they say. Only, you have to mean it, and not just say it.

    Please reply with the Parents name. The last thing that I remember about “Milentz” was Rosie at the ticket booth at the Drive In. Rosie would say: “OK. 2 adults. Watch for the speed bump, you don’t want the kids in the trunk to bump their heads”. It was LIFE, but as we knew it, and not as we know it now.

    One more thing. Most of the jail “guests” are young. Where are their parents listed?

    I am on FaceBook now. Why? Because of the HIPPA (why not Hippo?) laws, you can no longer call and ask for a number. As in (713)336-FAIR (3247). Yep, Randall came to the Fair Store to make a living. Ain’t (again, sorry, Mrs. McGuire) going to tell you where I am living. Not to brag, but I outlived Michael Jackson, Alex Trebek, our house is fully paid for and Bill Gates just divorced.

    Am I lucky?? NO! The Pandemic was “called off”, it has not “ended”.

    “Randy the Retailer” going back to sleep in my memory foam bed at 4am. Yep, bounced back after the WalMart devastation of the early 80’s. Will see your replies here (without FaceBook). Why? Because I checked the box below this comment!!

    Ashley, you are as cute as a button and your family is one of the greatest. In addition to the Partlow, Pickett, Waldman (that’s me!) and a city of 10,000 others. Someone, please reply and let me know about the “history” of Liberty. 6 million Jews (for no reason) [that’s also me AND my wife of 30 years] and a Global Pandemic (all within my life time).

    “Give me Liberty!”
    Randall W (I go by “Randy” now. Why? Duh!, It’s easier to say.)

  2. One more thing from Randy (Randall). It’s Cinco de Mayo. I am headed for Taco Bell with a 10% discount Why the discount?? I am a Senior now and AARP member. Seniors get lots of discounts. Can’t show you because there is no way to upload a photo of me, my wife, my dog, my house (or anything else) on this site.

    Like George Odum said during Driver’s Ed. “Keep it between the ditches, kids”.

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