Sunday, July 12, 2015

Arlington County Council of PTA’s (CCPTA) Honors 21 Graduating Students with $2,000 Scholarship

On June 3, 2015 the CCPTA held the 2015 Scholarship Awards Reception for this year’s honorees. 

Twenty-one graduating APS high school students were recognized by the APS community with $2,000 for their hard work and scholastic accomplishments in preparation for college.  Key Note Speakers at this year’s event included Principal of the Year, Dr. Lynne Wright and Teacher of the Year, Dahlia Constantine who. gave inspirational speeches each recipient will surely recollect at some moment during their college years.

The event and scholarships are sponsored in part by the CCPTA through PTA membership from schools across the County, Operation Rain Barrel and the Summer Activities Fair, as well as the Arlington School Administrators (ASA), and the Arlington County Scholarship Fund for Teachers. Congratulations to all the awardees!

17 of the 21 Award Winners are pictured above: (ASA – 9: Rida Hussain, Xiang “Grace” Li, Rosa Barrera Barrera, Aleisha Bynum, Franklin Gomez-Saaverda, Celeste Meadows, Andrew Paredes, Nancy Rosas Uria, Trang “Vicky” Vo); (ACSFfT – 12: Paola Cabrera, Joseph McBride, Noha Osman, Jasmine Pineda, Pablo Ramos, Estafani Santander, Natalie Slater, Patrice Splan, Matthew Stern, Jessica Taylor, Diana Voronina, and Jonathan Wilson)

Thanks to Ted Hayes and Welcoming Chris Ditta as our CCPTA President

The CCPTA would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Ted Hayes for serving the past two years as our CCPTA President, and additional years prior to that as a CCPTA Officer and school representative. 

Ted has been a calm, competent and able leader. We will all miss him, but are happy that he continues in a leadership capacity on the Washington-Lee High School PTA. Good luck next year, Ted, and thank you for your leadership.

In May, Chris Ditta was elected as the new CCPTA President. Chris is no stranger to the CCPTA, having served for several years as a Barcroft and Kenmore school representative, and also as the CCPTA's Vice President. He is also actively engaged on the Superintendent's Advisory Committee for Technology. 

Please join us in welcoming Chris! We look forward to a fun and productive year.