West Potomac High School senior Taylor Petteway and T.C. Williams High School senior Veronica Araujo each holds a check for $1,000 at the presentation of the Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship during the April 25 Old Town Alexandria Connections meeting at Belle Haven Country Club. With them are Araujo’s mother Alicia Mejia and members of the OTAC business organization.
T.C. Williams High School senior Veronica Araujo and West Potomac High School senior Taylor Petteway each was awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the fourth annual Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship ceremony during Old Town Alexandria Connections’ April 25 luncheon meeting at Belle Haven Country Club.
Araujo and Petteway attended the ceremony with their mothers, Alicia Mejia and Tammie Capers, respectively. The Peter Williams Memorial Scholarship was established by OTAC in 2015 to honor the memory and contributions of the late Peter Williams, past OTAC president, and to further his legacy of responsible business practices and service to others. This year’s scholarship committee was chaired by OTAC member Ed Warren of P.B. Mares.
Araujo will be attending Northern Virginia Community College this fall and later transfer to either Syracuse University or Virginia Commonwealth University to complete her degree in forensic science. A member of the National Honor Society, Veronica has been active in Future (FBI) Agents in Training, Meals on Wheels, Best Buddies, the Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony and the preservation of Oronoco Bay Park.
Petteway plans to attend Old Dominion University to major in political science. Included among her many extracurricular, athletic and volunteer activities are Angel Tree, National Rebuilding Day (Rebuilding Together Alexandria), Best Buddies and The Clothesline Project.