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Local students win scholarships

Three area students were among 15 high school seniors to receive the George E. Allen Scholarship this week. The law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen gave the awards to recognize students who have overcome unusual obstacles or special challenges, while achieving high standards of community service and academic performance.

The local honorees are:

·         Dannielle Addison, North Stafford High School – Plans to attend Shenandoah University

·         Bethany Bernstein, North Stafford High School – Plans to attend Germana Community College

·         Tyler Collins, King George High School – Plans to attend Virginia Tech

“In the face of great challenge, these amazing students have proven that with perseverance, one can achieve great things,” said Trent Kerns, President of the Allen Law Firm. “It is an honor to be a part of helping such deserving young adults accomplish their dreams.”

Celebrating 21 years of helping students achieve their continuing education 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. He went on to become one of the Commonwealth’s top trial attorneys and established one of the premier personal injury law firms in the state.  For more information about this and how to apply next year, click here.