Spotlight showcasing Osbourn Park High School valedictorian and salutatorian
Posted on 07/31/2018
Osbourn Park High School valedictorian and salutatorian

Valedictorian, Brightney Judith Varghese
Osbourn Park High School valedictorian Brightney Varghese


















Osbourn Park High School valedictorian Brightney Varghese took advantage of all the programs PWCS has to offer. She says course work with The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park and the STEM dual-enrollment program taught her the value of collaboration and strong leadership. She will carry these lessons with her as she attends the University of Virginia this fall.

Extracurricular Activities:

Medical Club at The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park – President
Student Council – Junior Class Vice President
National Honor Society – Secretary
National Spanish Honor Society – Treasurer
National Math Honor Society
Key Club
National Society of High School Scholars

Academic Achievements and Honors:

Prince William County Schools Youth Salute Outstanding Leadership Representative (2017)
Town Meeting on Tomorrow Youth Salute Award (2017)
President’s Education Awards Program Certificate of Academic Excellence
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence
Advanced Placement® Scholar with Honor
Osbourn Park High School Academic Award (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)

Community Involvement:

Novant Health Prince William Medical Center Teen Volunteer
BAE Systems Women in Technology Program
All Saints Catholic Church religious education teacher
All Saints Catholic Church lector

College plans:

Brightney will attend the University of Virginia in the fall where she plans to study biology.


Salutatorian, Donte Townes

Osbourn Park High School salutatorian Donte Townes
Donte Townes, Osbourn Park High School salutatorian, credits his computer science teacher, Jitin Krishnan, for nurturing his love for computer science. Donte took online cyber-security classes, learned multiple coding languages, and acquired basic skills of electrical engineering. He also attended The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park. Donte will continue studying computer science at Stanford University this fall.

Extracurricular Activities:

Computer Science Committee – Senior Member/Leading Committee
Varsity Wrestling – Captain
Gay-Straight Alliance
Medical Club
Math Honor Society

Academic Achievements and Honors:

Osbourn Park BioFest winner (2014-15)
Osbourn Park BioFest contestant (2015-16)
Science Fair 2nd Place winner in the microbiology category

Community Involvement:

Tutoring volunteer
Mentor and volunteer in the LGBT Community
Medical Club

Schools Attended:

Sinclair Elementary School (second grade)
West Gate Elementary School (third through fifth grades)
Stonewall Middle School

College plans:

Donte will attend Stanford University with a full academic scholarship. He plans to major in computer science and is considering minors in bioengineering and electrical engineering.


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