Spring scholarship season continues in full swing, with announcements from the Roanoke County Retired Teachers, Elks Lodge, Comcast Foundation and Kiwanis Club.
Megan Hubbard, soon to graduate from Northside High School, was awarded the Roanoke County Retired Teachers Association’s 2015 scholarship for exceptional character, top academics and community participation.
Hubbard, daughter of Mark and Cathy Hubbard, was active in numerous school clubs, played and was a team captain in volleyball and softball, and took Advanced Placement classes while working two jobs, according to a news release from the association. Hubbard, who will receive a $1,000 scholarship, plans to attend Virginia Western Community College and Radford University toward her goal of becoming a kindergarten teacher.
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The Roanoke Elks Lodge, meanwhile, has awarded $1,000 Elks Scholarships to six area students: Katherine Danstrom of Salem High; Alex Emery of Cave Spring High; Kaleigh Neely of James River High; Devin Nowall of Auburn High; Emily Rieflin of Salem High; and Sean Wilkins of Auburn High. Nowall received an additional $500 scholarship from the Roanoke lodge. The Elks also honored valedictorians from public and private schools across the region at a dinner May 14.
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One of those valedictorians, Jonah Orevillo of William Fleming High School, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Comcast Foundation’s Leaders and Achievers Program, recognizing leadership skills, academic achievement and community service, according to a news release.
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The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke has awarded its Career & Technical Awards with $750 scholarships each to the following students: Kianna Robinson, William Fleming High; Nazmeek Riggins, William Fleming; Michael Weaver, Patrick Henry High; Patrick Regal, Patrick Henry; Deng Ashwil, Patrick Henry; Sarah Clark, Burton Center for Arts and Technology; Erin Newell, Hidden Valley High; Emily Wyatt, Burton Center; Maggie Wilbourne, Glenvar High; and Andrew Bondurant, William Byrd High.
Two students were awarded $1,500 “Super Achiever” scholarships: Doana Tran, William Fleming, was awarded the Chauncey C. Logan scholarship; and Drew Norris, Glenvar High, was awarded the Lloyd G. Bair scholarship.
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Two Roanoke Valley Governor’s School students won awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh last week. Glenvar High School junior Kelly Devens won third place in the physical energy category for her project on harvesting energy from rainwater. She also won an award from the Carnegie Mellon University Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach. Craig County High School senior Kacey Price placed fourth place in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category for her research on Alzheimer’s disease.
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Two Roanoke County schools, and two in Henry County, were ranked by U.S. News & World Report on its 2015 Best High Schools rankings released earlier this month. Cave Spring High earned a silver medal and was ranked 29th in Virginia and 936th nationally. Glenvar High also earned silver and ranked 48th in Virginia and 2,256th in the nation. In Henry County, Bassett High ranked 37th in Virginia and Magna Vista High ranked 42nd. Both earned silver awards.