Students read their essays, “how have you, or someone you know, been helped by a First Responder” to a crowd of people gathered at the Leesburg Fire Station. Loudoun First Responders Foundation board members, Dr. Edgar Hatrick, students, parents and principals attended the presentation.
The Foundation’s first annual sponsor DuPont Fabros Technology was represented by Scott Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations.
Each essay winner received a $250 check to be used for his or her future education.
Students were required to answer in 100 words or less and could include any visual cutout, drawing or photo to support their essay. This is the fifth year LFRF has held the contest. The competition is used in support of promoting and establishing a ‘National First Responder’s Day’.
The Loudoun First Responders Foundation (LFRF) mission is to financially support any individual Loudoun County public safety officer (and their family) facing needs arising from injury, illness, and conditions incurred in the line of duty. To accomplish this mission, the LFRF will raise private donations and create and strengthen innovative partnerships between organizations, individuals and corporate neighbors in our community. Donations received may also be used to support educational needs of the sheriff, fire, rescue and police organizations in our community.
The vision of the LFRF is to be a sustainable non-profit foundation inspiring philanthropy and a passion for public safety in Loudoun County so that individuals, organizations and corporate leaders see the value of bridging the gap between identified needs and available public funds for public safety in our community.
For more information visit loudounfirstrespondersfoundation.org.
2014 Loudoun First Responders Foundation Essay Winners
- Belmont Ridge Middle School: Rohit Batra – 7th grade
- Blue Ridge Middle School: Alisa Geise – 6th grade
- Eagle Ridge Middle School: Rachel Richmond – 7th grade
- Farmwell Station Middle School: Lauren Mizelle – 8th grade
- Harmony Middle School: Lauren Bogle – 8th grade
- J.L. Simpson Middle School: Michael Duellman – 6th grade
- J. Michael Lunsford Middle School: Kathryn (Katie) Shepherd – 8th grade
- Mercer Middle School: Lara Kudlak – 6th grade
- River Bend Middle School: Militsa Sotirova – 8th grade
- Smart’s Mill Middle School: Elisabeth Bullock – 8th grade
- Stone Hill Middle School: Ramya Kuruba – 8th grade
- Sterling Middle School: Anh Dang – 8th grade