Scholastic Achievement

The Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Program recognizes outstanding academic achievement. 
providing recognition and financial resources to students with exceptional academic achievements, 
service and 
leadership, we are making an investment in the future of our community.

Each participating high school selected a team of up to 24 students, depending on school size, who excel in academics, citizenship, school activities and community service.
Each school had the opportunity to choose a senior to compete for one of The Pilot's two scholarships: $5,000 each.
Student achievements, career goals and college choices were reported through early March.

The judges' criteria included transcripts, test scores, curricula, leadership, service within the school and community, and financial circumstances.
Finalists were interviewed by a panel of judges. The scholarships are awarded directly to the colleges of the students' choice.

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May 19th, 2020 
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2020 Student Honorees

Click your corresponding school to find your students name!

Meet the judges

Sally Stangler

is a senior chief petty officer with 14 years combined service in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves, currently assigned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. She previously worked as a media sales executive at The Virginian-Pilot and was awarded the 2018 Sales Rookie of the Year Award. Stangler earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Old Dominion University. She is a recruitment coordinator with the C.W. Bill Young / Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program and serves as a board member for the Chief Petty Officers Association Hampton Roads chapter.

Mark Quan

is the regional director of consumer marketing for The Virginian-Pilot. He started with Landmark Media Enterprises in January 2001 as home delivery manager and then served as distribution manager. Previously, Quan worked at the Los Angeles Times.

Pam Catindig

Pam Catindig is a founding partner at of Maverick Marketing Advertising & Public Relations, a Virginia-Beach-based firm focused on the needs of nonprofits, including Nauticus and the battleship Wisconsin, the Virginia and Roanoke symphony orchestras, Sandler Center Foundation, Access College Foundation, CIVIC Leadership Institute and many others. Prior to Maverick’s launch, Catindig reported to the president and publisher of The Virginian-Pilot as the innovation champion, tasked with helping develop new revenue opportunities.

Lucas Salvage

is the senior vice president of OnCall Telecom, International, headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. Salvage helps his enterprise clients around the globe implement and manage complex technology solutions, as well as overseeing the day to day company governance of OnCall. Salvage served on the national CenturyLink Advisory Council from 2014 to 2016, and was a 2016 Vonage Business Advisory Council member. He currently holds positions on the 2018 and 2019 Avant Advisory Council and the 2019 Intelisys SE Advisory Council. Salvage was featured in March 2018 on the Channel Outlaws podcast and is also a contributor to a published Polycom case study.


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