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Please join us in congratulating Hailey Ruff for being named Chatham's 2022-23 Outstanding Business Student. As a senior, Hailey has taken the most business classes and holds the highest average in Chatham’s business program.

On May 4, business teachers from around the Capital District gathered at the Century House in Latham to recognize and honor each school's outstanding business students at a dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Business Marketing Educator Association of the Capital Region. Hailey attended the event with her mother Heather Leslie and Chatham business teacher Michael Loomis, where she joined a dozen other students in being honored with a plaque and a gift card to Target. 

The event’s keynote speaker was Courtney Gettings, a licensed real estate agent and leader at Gettings Home Team, a part of Keller Williams of the Capital District. Gettings talked to the students about believing in themselves, taking risks, managing their time, and taking advantage of opportunities such as internships. Her business also sponsored the Target gift cards and a $1,000 scholarship which was awarded to one of the students. 

Hailey plans to major in early childhood education and theater, and minor in business at Wheaton College in Massachusetts this fall.  

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