John-Charles Holmes, of Chester, and Caroline Moon, of Chesterfield, earned the Pamplin Leader Award from Virginia Tech. The award comes with a $1,000 tuition scholarship and the opportunity to apply for the Pamplin Scholar award, a merit-based scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years at Virginia Tech, the following year, according to information from the school.
The Pamplin Leader Award is a merit based award given to one Virginia Tech student at every school in Virginia who exhibits strong leadership values and skills ranging from academics to service, according to information from Holmes.
Holmes, the son of Charles and Cynthia Holmes, plans to study engineering, specifically Industrial and Systems Engineering, he says. He is a graduate of the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School.
Moon, the daughter of Kwang Suk Moon and Ok Hee Moon, is interested in studying biology and pre-veterinarian topics. She is a graduate of Matoaca High Schoool.