Harry F. Byrd Recipient

IMG_0826.jpegCongratulations to John S. Battle High School student, Claire Melton, for receiving the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award. This prestigious scholarship is awarded annually to one senior from each Congressional district in Virginia. The award was established by Senator Byrd that believed that an educated community is necessary for democratic government to thrive.  He established this award because he wanted to recognize and reward men and women who excel academically and demonstrate qualities of leadership.Claire will receive her award and be recognized at the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond on February 13. The John Battle community is very proud of her and her accomplishments!