2 Loudoun Valley Students Awarded NHS Scholarships


Loudoun Valley High School seniors Juliana Willis and Arya Tadepalli have been selected as National Honor Society Scholarship semifinalists.


This designation, given to 575 students nationwide, carries with it a $3,200 NHS scholarship.


Since 1946, more than $19 million in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).


The NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s recognition of exceptional student leaders, chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership and character.


At Loudoun Valley, Tadepalli has served as the mentorship chair of NHS, the co-president of Mu Alpha Theta, the captain of the Academic Team and the team leader of a two-year research project focused on synthesizing a membrane for carbon. She also is a member of the Loudoun Valley girls’ varsity track and field team, the girls’ cross country team and various travel soccer teams. Tadepalli is the co-founder and COO of InteGirls Derived, the co-founder of Safe At Home VA, and the president of the Purcellville Teen Leadership Council. This fall, she hopes to attend either Georgia Tech's College of Computing or the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Rodman Scholars Program to study computer science and computer engineering.


Willis has served as the NHS leadership chair (president), president of the ASL (American Sign Language) Club and is a member of the Library Advisory Board. She volunteers as an EMT for her local community. In addition, Willis serves as a board member for Sara’s Acts of Kindness, a childhood cancer nonprofit. She also volunteers as a math tutor for Mu Alpha Theta. Willis plans to study biology in college.





Published May 3, 2021