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Titanic Success

T.C. teacher, student honored for community service.

— The Titan pride of T.C. Williams High School filled the Dec. 11 meeting of the Alexandria Rotary Club as both a T.C. teacher and student were honored by the organization for their community service.

Samantha Williams, known as Sam to her friends, was presented with the student community service award for December while Viridiana Magee was recognized for her contributions as an educator.

As a senior at T.C., Sam serves as a tutor in the Reach and Rise for Excellence Program and has been a longtime participant in the school's choral program. She attends Alfred Street Baptist Church where she is a member of the choir and is active in community service efforts on behalf of her church. In addition to service and singing, Sam maintains an A average with four AP classes and continues to rank at the top of her class.

Magee, a four-year Spanish teacher in the T.C. foreign language department, serves as the liaison for the Caring Adult in the Building mentoring program and as co-sponsor for the Latino Youth for Excellence club. Additionally, she volunteers her time to teach adult computer literacy classes through the Tenants and Workers United organization and recently completed a Master's Degree in Educational Transformation from George Mason University.

“Thank you on behalf of the Alexandria Rotary Club for all you do to help T.C. Williams High School and their students,” said Saint Stephen's and St. Agnes Head of School Joan Holden in presenting the award. “Our whole community benefits from your dedication to your students.”