Remembering Dr. Tom Schelstrate

Dr. Tom Schelstrate

On May 20, 2020, Dr. Tom Schelstrate passed away peacefully at his home in Arlington. Tom was a devoted father, grandfather, husband, friend, teacher, counselor, administrator, veteran, and gardener. He served as a member of the Foundation’s board from 2001 to 2009. Tom was one of the original three teachers to conceive the idea of providing scholarships to W-L students. He left an indelible impact on our community, and will be missed by students, teachers, administrators, and the ENTIRE Arlington community.

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Class of 2020 Recipients

  • Stephanie Delgadillo-Cartagena – University of Virginia
  • Shaelyn Dempsey – Virginia Tech
  • Giovanni Fuentes-Mejia – College of William and Mary
  • Raquel Garcia – Virginia Tech
  • Sosna Marshet – Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Shreyas Naidu – University of South Florida
  • Hamna Shafiq – University of Virginia
  • Chloe Slater – Virginia Tech
  • Nicole Tucker – Pratt Institute
  • Gillian Villarroel – George Washington University

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