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South Lakes High School Seniors Honored with Scholarships from Local Fund

by Fatimah Waseem June 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments

Ten graduating South Lakes High School seniors received scholarships from the Reston Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.

Awards, given for the second time, ranged between $1,000 to $4,000. The fund plans to award up to $16,000 to each of the students distributed over a maximum of six years as the students pursue their undergraduate careers.

A reception for students was held on June 16. Speakers included Kim Retzer, principal of South Lakes High School, Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, and Monica Gomez, a NOVA Pathways Counselor.

Recipients of the award are below:

  • Diseye Fiobotei
  • Sohale Hessavi
  • Abdi Hobor
  • Emily Huaroco
  • Carla Jovel
  • Alexis Lemus
  • Abita Mahdi
  • Hamdi Shariff
  • Hebron Wakjira
  • Luis Zevallos Garate

This year’s scholarships were funded by The Sallie Mae Fund and Quadrant, Inc. and other local individuals and companies.

Photo via Elizabeth Blankespoor

  • vdiv

    Congrats! 🙂

  • Tammi Petrine

    Wishing these scholars and all the rest of SLHS Class of 2018 the very best in their future ventures. Work hard and register to VOTE! We need informed citizens to help solve problems. Congrats to all!

  • Linda Echard

    Congratulations! What a great group to represent our community!

  • LaffyTaffy

    Be in a lower-income bracket and have a min C+ average .. that’s a really low bar. Why are we congratulating them again?

    They don’t have money, they’re average performers – “here you go, take this money!”. Does that really make sense? Raise the bar a little bit. If you want these young people to be successful, prepare them, don’t set them up for failure.

    Their competition is financially stable and in the B-A range and are amazing producers.

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