The Closet of Greater Herndon recently awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to 15 deserving high school graduates in ceremonies at five local high schools. The names of the 2012 scholarship winners are:
*Herndon High School: Ronald Ramirez, An Thai, and Macarena Villa
*Mountain View High School: Erick Orellano Reyes, Maria Hernandez, and Ahmad NoorAhmad
*Oakton High School: Emma Faith Chaplin, Andrew Connor Lohmann and Christian Joseph Reimann
*Parkview High School: Brittney Alexis Moore, Felix Antonio Romero and Daniel James Villalobos
*South Lakes High School: Christopher Sheppard, Frank Simo and Fiona Hegengimana
Since 1974 The Closet has awarded nearly $400,000 in college scholarships to more than 380 students. In this same 38 year period, The Closet has distributed over $2.5 million in direct cash grants to local service groups of which the scholarship program is an important part.
The Closet of Greater Herndon is a non-profit thrift shop founded and operated by numerous area faith based communities. With a small dedicated staff and a very active volunteer cadre, The Closet provides shoppers low-cost, good quality used clothing, shoes, books and other household items.
Go to http://www.theclosetofgreaterherndon.org/ for further information about The Closet.