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Walsingham Academy student wins Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award

Walsingham Academy student wins Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award

It takes determination for a gifted high school student to succeed, according to Walsingham Academy Upper School Director Angie Baker. But it also takes "graciousness of spirit," and heart.

The award committee for the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Leadership Award seem to have found both in spades with Walsingham Academy student Burke Lawlor.

The award, given to one high school senior in each of Virginia's 11 congressional districts, is presented to the student who displays "a combination of excellence of character, qualities of leadership, devotion to duty and academic accomplishment," per a press release.

Former U.S. Senator Harry J. Byrd, Jr. established...

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