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Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber Awards 14 Students Scholarships Totaling $28K

The 2024 Distinguished Business Scholars (Photo: Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)

FAIRFAX COUNTY,, VA- On the evening of May 23, fourteen high school students received scholarships from the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce. According to a press release, the scholarships, which total $28,000, “recognize the outstanding achievement of graduating seniors planning to continue their education in a business-related field.”

The 2024 Distinguished Business Scholars are:

Ibrahim Zamir, Annandale High School;

Jack Garlock, Bishop Ireton High School

Victoria Cremer, Bishop Ireton High School

Tyler Pinkney, Edison High School

Sydney Wong, Hayfield Secondary School

Caitlin Luu, Lake Braddock High School

Michael Banks, Lewis High School

Conner Crowley, Mount Vernon High School

Kathleen Higgins, South County High School

Sean Cousins, South County High School

Abi Little, Thomas Jefferson High School

Willa Bowers, West Potomac High School;

Nairi Masih, West Potomac High School

John Ogden, West Springfield High School

“The Chamber selects as least one scholarship recipient from each of the high schools in our service area,” said Holly Dougherty, president of the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce. “We were all inspired by these students and their goals. They have the potential to really contribute and become a positive influence in the community.”

Funding for the scholarships was made possible through the generous donations of local businesses and by funds raised at the annual Chamber Golf Classic. Some businesses provided complete scholarships, including Reworld, Ourisman Automotive dealerships, CDI Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Mount Vernon Knights of Columbus, and Cisco.

Over the years, including this year’s amount, the Chamber has given more than $332,000 in scholarships.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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