Fifteen Virginia Students Awarded College Scholarships By Triumphing in the Face of Adversity

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The Allen Law Firm Recognizes Academic Achievement and Overcoming Hardship

Allen Award Winners

It is amazing to meet these young adults who have achieved so much when the odds were against them. It has been an honor to be part of such a worthwhile program.

On May 13, 2008, at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center in Richmond, VA, Allen and Allen awarded fifteen deserving high school seniors with the Allen Law Firm Scholarship. The Firm's Scholarship Program is designed to recognize students who have overcome unusual obstacles or special challenges, in addition to achieving high standards of community service and academic performance. This year Allen and Allen received over 265 applications and from those, fifteen remarkably young men and women from fourteen high schools were chosen as recipients. From Emily Krause, co-chair of the 2008 Scholarship Committee, "It is amazing to meet these young adults who have achieved so much when the odds were against them. It has been an honor to be part of such a worthwhile program."

Congratulations to:

  •     Kristin Beale from Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, Virginia
  •     Tod'shena Coles from Open High School in Richmond, Virginia
  •     Mary Cooper from Mountain View High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  •     Martel Cotman from Charles City High School in Charles City, Virginia
  •     Amanda Graham from Central Senior High School in Keysville, Virginia
  •     James Harding from Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia
  •     Jacqueline Hieber from Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater, Virginia
  •     Rebecca Layne from Tabb High School in Yorktown, Virginia
  •     Ashley McHaney from William Campbell High School in Gladys, Virginia
  •     Christina McLeod from Chancellor High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  •     Amanda Marchiano from Colonial Heights High School in Colonial Heights, Virginia
  •     Joseph Roberts from Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia
  •     Ashley Ryman from Strasburg High School in Front Royal, Virginia
  •     Christopher Sellick from William Campbell High School in Gladys, Virginia
  •     Timothy Toler from Powhatan High School in Powhatan, Virginia

This was the seventeenth year for the Firm's scholarship program. The Allen Law Firm Scholarship Program was established to honor the Firm's founder, George E. Allen, Sr., who overcame significant challenges in his youth before putting himself through college and law school. He went on to become one of the Commonwealth's top trial attorneys and established one of the premier personal injury law firms in the state.

About the Firm:
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen have been representing Virginians in their personal injury legal claims for nearly a century. They have offices located throughout Central Virginia in Richmond, Petersburg, Mechanicsville, Fredericksburg, Chesterfield, and Garrisonville. For more information about the Allen Law Firm Scholarship and how to apply next year, visit http://www.allenandallen.com .

For more information regarding this topic please contact Doug Barry.
Douglas A. Barry, President                            
Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen                            
P: 804-257-7534                                                
E: dab @ allenandallen.com                                
http://www.allenandallen.com

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