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High Achievement and Interest in STEM Earn Students SPARK Scholarships

 June 18, 2013

SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, has announced the 2013 scholarship winners for the Dr. Edward L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship and the Micron Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships.
“This year we received several impressive applications, making the selection process more difficult than ever before,” said Sharon Henry, executive director of SPARK.
The Dr. Edward L. Kelly Memorial Scholarship provides three graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue studies to become a teacher with a $1,000 scholarship in honor of Edward L. Kelly, who served as Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools for 18 years. The recipients are:
  • Katherine Lash, Battlefield High School
  • Allison Notarantonio, Osbourn Park High School
  • Samantha Wallace, Stonewall Jackson High School
The Micron STEM and CTE Scholarships include three $2,000 scholarships given to graduating seniors who intend to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and one $1,500 scholarship given to a graduating senior pursuing a professional certification in the STEM field. The recipients are:
  • Sarah Karalus, Osbourn Park High School
  • Jason Ksanznak, Potomac High School
  • Kayla Townsend, Battlefield High School
This year SPARK gave away two new scholarships that included The Lockheed Martin and Micron Scholarship, given to two graduating seniors pursuing a career in the STEM field for $2,000 and the SAI Engineering, Inc. Project Lead the Way Scholarship, given to one graduating Project Lead the Way student for $1,500. The recipients are:
Micron CTE
  • Samara Tapp, Hylton High School
Lockheed Martin and Micron STEM
  • Aaron Guo, Battlefield High School
  • Chandler King, Osbourn Park High School

SAI Engineering, Inc. Project Lead the Way

  • Jacob Lasrado, Woodbridge High School

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