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The Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Award Winners Announced

May 9, 2014

19 outstanding students representing the very best of Virginia’s graduating seniors will be honored at a luncheon on Monday, May 12 at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Nineteen high school seniors representing all parts of the state have been selected to receive the 2014 The Allstate Foundation / VHSL Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the Virginia High School League, to students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities.  A luncheon to honor this year’s winners will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 12 at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville. 

A committee of high school athletic directors and media members selected 19 state winners for a $1,500 scholarship from a pool of over 300 students.

“The Allstate Foundation is proud to recognize these outstanding students for their stellar performance in the classroom along with their extracurricular activities,” said Shelva Clemons, Communications Manager for The Allstate Foundation.  “Clearly these young leaders are the future and it is an honor to support them in their future endeavors for higher education.”     

The winners are:

Group 1A Female Athlete of the Year – Quinlan Moore, Middlesex

Group 1A Male Athlete of the Year – Cole Schafer, Radford

Group 1A Academic Activity – Zachary White, George Wythe-Wytheville


Group 2A Female Athlete of the Year – Harley Jones, Brunswick

Group 2A Male Athlete of the Year – Mark Fleckenstein, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

Group 2A Academic Activity – Hannah Collins, Central-Wise


Group 3A Female Athlete of the Year – Elena West, Northside

Group 3A Male Athlete of the Year – Brandon Grayson, Loudoun Valley

Group 3A Academic Activity – Margaret Spindel, Western Albemarle


Group 4A Female Athlete of the Year – Hannah Meador, Fluvanna County

Group 4A Male Athlete of the Year – Reid Entsminger, Sherando

Group 4A Academic Activity – Tyler Edwards, Harrisonburg


Group 5A Female Athlete of the Year – Bailey Kolonich, Robert E. Lee-Springfield

Group 5A Male Athlete of the Year – Kyle Wrighte, Freedom-South Riding

Group 5A Academic Activity – Kate McDaniel, Henrico


Group 6A Female Athlete of the Year – Cassandra Rich, Grassfield

Group 6A Male Athlete of the Year – John Will, Ocean Lakes

Group 6A Academic Activity – Destiny Gammon, Annandale


Courageous Achievement Award Winner – Zachary Bach, James River-Midlothian



The Allstate Foundation / VHSL Achievement Awards have been presented since 1992 to the outstanding male athlete, female athlete and academic activities participant in Groups 1A through 6A.  One student is also recognized with the Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award, which honors courageous achievement in overcoming exceptional circumstances to find success in VHSL activities.      

Students must have earned a minimum 3.00 grade point average and have made significant contributions to VHSL activities in order to qualify for consideration. Nominees are also heavily involved in other activities and volunteer work in the school and in the community. A completed application includes a 500-word student essay, letters of recommendation from two people who know the student’s work well, and an endorsement by the school principal. 

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit