2017 VMA Scholarship Winners


2017 Estes-Counselman Scholarship Winners


Madison Long
Madison Nicole Long grew up in a small town called Mount Jackson. She has attended the same set of schools all her life, with high school being Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, VA. She plans to start the next chapter of her life at James Madison University where she will study Kinesiology. After graduation with a bachelor’s degree, she will attend graduate school for physical therapy. Her end goal is to become a successful physical therapist.

Anthony Sartini, Jr.
Anthony Michael Sartini, Jr. is son of Tracey and Anthony Sartini, Sr. He graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. Anthony ranked 99 based on his GPA of 4.765 out of 899 students and graduated as National Honor Society Member.  

Anthony became a dual enrollment Student his Junior year of high school and attended both West Orange High School and Valencia College where he started earning college credits. As a senior, he attended Valencia College full time and graduated with 33 college credits allowing him to enter Santa Fe College as a Sophomore.  At Valencia College, he took psychology classes and became very interested in this field.

Anthony was accepted to the Honors Program at Santa Fe College and has decided to pursue a career as a Psychiatrist and eventually to specialize in working with youth.

Stephanie Story
Stephanie Story grew up in the suburbs of Glen Allen, about ten minutes away from Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of the varsity field hockey and track & field teams and various honor societies at Glen Allen High School. She is about to begin her first year of college at North Carolina State University as a student of the Life Sciences Program with a Zoology intent. She hopes to attend vet school in the future after receiving her undergraduate degree.

Kelly Tarnovski
Kelly Tarnovski was born and raised in Northfield, New Jersey, right outside of Atlantic City. She is going into her junior year at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Social Work with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Political Science. After graduation she is considering a dual masters program in social work and international relations offered by the University of Pittsburgh. In the future she is interested in working in either politics or an international humanitarian organization.