The fourth-annual College Access Fairfax Scholars’ awards reception was held Wednesday, May 21 at Annandale High School. Hannah Roth won a $1,000 scholarship to help defray costs at Virginia Tech.
The James Dillard Scholarship is given to a student planning to become a public school teacher, and should go to someone who has a love of imparting knowledge. Hannah Roth has been showing that love since the eighth grade. As a volunteer and tutor at her temple, Hannah has worked with both regular and special education students. Her passion for teaching was coupled with her love of English and Journalism classes in high school, and she will pursue a career in teaching at Virginia Tech. A member of the National Honor Society, she also helped found the Peer Mediation program at Falls Church High School, was a member of the Student Government Leadership Class, and still found time to be a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Winter Dance Team. She has volunteered on political campaigns, worked on community service projects through J-Serve and has been an aide in adaptive physical education classes. Please be sure to come back to Fairfax County Public School after you get your degree.
Founded in 2004 by former Virginia Education Secretary James Dyke, School Board member Tessie Wilson and former School Board member Chris Braunlich, College Access Fairfax provides one-on-one financial aid advice and counseling to high school juniors and seniors in targeted high schools with high percentages of low-income and Limited English Proficient students.