LCNV Celebrates Community at 2019 Recognition Ceremony “My Voice Matters”

On June 20th, we celebrated our 57th Annual Recognition Ceremony. It was our honor to recognize some of the exceptional partners, volunteers and students who make it possible for LCNV to advance our mission. Now in its second year, we were so pleased to present Santos Rubio with this year’s Patricia M. Donnelly Merit Scholarship for her inspiring dedication to learning. Many thanks to Gaston Araoz from the Office of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine for being our guest speaker this year. We were also pleased to have representatives from the offices of Senator Mark Warner, Congressman Don Beyer, and Congressman Gerry Connelly, as well as State Delegate Ibrahim Samirah join us. Congratulations to LCNV’s 2019 Essay Readers, Awardees, and all who are a part of the LCNV family!

Community Partners of the Year:

B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center

Rotary International District 7610

Student Essay Readers:

Bernard Dia

Francisca Nuñez

Phuong Vuu

Volunteers of the Year:


Fran Perros

Jody Sweet

Patricia M. Donnelly Scholarship Winner
Santos Rubio

Read all of our student essays and a full list of recognitions, including those for Outstanding Students, Outstanding Instructors, and Volunteer Milestones in our Annual Recognition Ceremony booklet.

Special thanks to Senators Kaine and Warner, whose offices presented each awardee with a congratulatory letter, and to Congressman Connelly, whose representative presented LCNV with Congressional Record to mark this great event.

More photos from the event are available here and – thanks to Fairfax County’s Channel 16, you can also view a video segment about the event here.