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McLean Rotary Club Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Tom Mangan, chair of the McLean Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, Daniel Propp, Sofia Mondo, and Paul Sawtell, president of the Rotary Club of McLean at the club's June 2 meeting. (Photo: Courtesy of Rick Neldon)
Tom Mangan, chair of the McLean Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, Daniel Propp, Sofia Mondo, and Paul Sawtell, president of the Rotary Club of McLean at the club’s June 2 meeting. (Photo: Courtesy of Rick Neldon)

The Rotary Club of McLean selected two students, Sofia Nyaa Mondo and Daniel Felix Propp, to receive $2,000 scholarships and presented them with the awards at the club’s meeting last Tuesday, June 2. The scholarships were awarded based on criteria that included academic excellence, school and community involvement, volunteer work, life experiences, leadership and financial need.

Mondo currently attends the Pimmit Adult Education Center, where she has a 3.458 grade point average.  In addition to going to school, she is working as a certified nursing assistant and does volunteer work with senior citizens. When she graduates, she plans to attend Northern Virginia Community College. Her goal is to become a registered nurse.

Propp is a senior at Langley High School, where he has 3.63 grade point average. He achieved high scores on the Scholastic Achievement Test. In addition to going to school, he plays baseball and football, has a part-time job and volunteers as a coach for youth travel baseball.

He’s won awards in Langley’s science fair, the Russian National Essay Contest and received a Scholar Athlete Award. Propp plans to attend Virginia Tech this fall, is interested in learning about investments and the stock market and plans to run his own business one day.

For more information, visit mcleanrotary.org.