Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen Awards Scholarships to 15 Virginia High School Students

The Virginia personal injury law firm awarded the George E. Allen Scholarship to fifteen deserving high school seniors from across Central Virginia on May 13, 2015 at an awards dinner at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The law firm’s Scholarship Program, now in its 24th year, recognizes students who have overcome obstacles or special challenges, while achieving high standards of academic performance.  Honored guest Senator Ryan McDougle gave the Invocation and discussed how tackling hurdles in life builds character and pathways to success.

Congratulations to:

  • Kristina Atwood of Fredericksburg – Stafford High School: Plans to attend Eastern Mennonite University
  • Britney Brown of North Chesterfield – LC Bird High School: Plans to attend Longwood University
  • Raleigh Browne of Mechanicsville – Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School: Plans to attend Stanford University
  • Autumn Hixenbaugh of West Point – West Point High School: Plans to attend Radford University
  • Ruby Hutchison of Lynchburg – E. C. Glass High School: Plans to attend the College of William and Mary
  • Corey Johnston of South Chesterfield  – Thomas Dale High School: Plans to attend Virginia Military Institute
  • Joshua Moody of Midlothian – Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School: Plans to attend the College of William & Mary
  • Sara Pendley of Sterling – Park View High School: Plans to attend Wilkes University
  • Victoria Prevette of Craigsville – Buffalo Gap High School: Plans to attend Virginia Tech
  • Dai’ja S. Reed of North Chesterfield – Lloyd C. Bird High School: Plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Christian Renwick of Earlysville – Albemarle High School: Plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Kyndia Riley of Heathsville – Northumberland High School: Plans to attend University of Virginia
  • Blake Showers of Fredericksburg – Courtland High School: Plans to attend University of Mary Washington
  • Ayhubrhan Yifru of Penn Laird – Spotswood High School: Plans to attend Eastern Mennonite University
  • Jacqueline Zerull of Chester  – Thomas Dale High School: Plans to attend James Madison University

“These amazing students have proven that with perseverance, one can achieve great things in spite of great challenges,” said Trent Kerns, President of Allen & Allen. “It is an honor to be part of helping such deserving young adults accomplish their dreams.”

The George E. Allen Scholarship was created to honor the firm’s founder, George E. Allen, Sr., who overcame significant hardship to put himself through college and law school. At age twenty-five he became the youngest Mayor in the history of Lunenburg County and went on to become a Virginia Senator and one of the Commonwealth’s top trial attorneys. He established one of the premier personal injury law firms in the state with his three sons.  For more information about this and how to apply next year, visit our scholarships page.

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Photo:

Left To Right – Front Row: Derrick Walker, Autumn Hixenbaugh, Ayhubrhan Yifru, Sara Pendley, Victoria Prevette, Christian Renwick, Kyndia Riley, Ruby Hutchison, Blake Showers, James Kessel

2nd Row: David Williams, Jacqueline Zerull, Britney Brown, Dai’ja Reed, Raleigh Browne, Kristina Atwood, Joshua Moody, Corey Johnston, Trent Kerns, Edward Allen, Charles Litt Allen, Melinda South

3rd Row: Coleman Allen, Clayton Allen, Paul Hux, Chris Jones