The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA), a nonpartisan LGBT organization in Northern Virginia, awarded two public high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships at the group’s annual reception May 29.
The reception was held in the backyard of Hamish Park and Roland Watkins, of Arlington. The scholarships, which have been awarded annually since 2001, are managed by the Arlington Community Foundation and honor Arlington County students who have demonstrated a commitment to LGBT equality, either through efforts to promote diversity, fairness and inclusion for LGBT students at their school; or participation in their schools’ Gay-Straight Alliances.
This year’s scholarship winners are Anne Budway, of H-B Woodlawn High School and Caitlin O’Connor, of Washington-Lee High School.
”This splendid reception helps keep AGLA’s scholarship program vibrant and helps deserving students with future academic pursuits,” T.J. Flavell, AGLA’s president, said in a release from the group. ”It’s a celebration of accomplishments and diversity.”
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