The Virginia High School League will award $28,500 to 19 outstanding students who have excelled in athletics and academic activities during the 2021-22 academic year, including James River senior Patrick Clevenger.
The annual VHSL Achievement Award is the highest honor given by the VHSL to students who have excelled in the classroom, communities, and athletic and academic activities. Each recipient receives a $1,500 scholarship awarded directly to their higher learning institution. The VHSL has been awarding Achievement Award scholarships since 1992.
“We congratulate all these outstanding students for the hard work and perseverance it took to earn this award,” said Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun, Ed.D, VHSL Executive Director. “We believe that the real-life lessons they all have received from participating in VHSL activities and athletics offer insights into leadership, overcoming adversity, and mutual respect that cannot be learned anywhere else. Without a doubt, they are better prepared for their futures ahead, and we wish them all the best.”
Clevenger will receive the Male Class 2 Award. Patrick will be heading to Roanoke College to play basketball in the fall.