Recognizing Excellence In Loudoun County Public Schools
The Excellence in Education Banquets celebrate academic achievement. Students honored are in the top 5-percent of their class academically during the first three years of their high school career. Students are recognized for their selection as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. Also honored at the event are the inspirational teachers that helped the students realize this academic success. More than 1,000 people participate in this annual recognition event.
The idea of celebrating excellence in education was introduced in 1983 by Al Sowards, who then served as LCPS Social Studies, Gifted Program Supervisor. The first banquet was held at Leesburg Baptist Church with 18 students being honored. Dinner was served on plates borrowed from Loudoun County High School; Sowards set the tables and washed the dishes afterward. The banquet has changed over the years, but continues to honor the tradition of celebrating excellence.
The 2019 Excellence in Education Banquets will be held on Sunday, December 8th at the National Conference Center at 1 P.M. and 6 P.M.
The Loudoun Education Foundation is able to host these banquets thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 Excellence in Education Banquets, please review the Sponsorship Information sheet and complete the Sponsorship RSVP form.
Thank you to our 2018 Excellence in Education Banquets sponsors:
Gifts of $10,000 or more
Gifts of $5,000 or more
The Virts Miller Family Foundation
Gifts of $2,500 or more
The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Gifts of $1,000 or more
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus
Lou & Sharon Parker & Lara Major
Gifts of $500 or more
Delta Dental of Virginia
Dr. Edgar Hatrick, Retired Superintendent, LCPS
Joe and Bobby May
Gifts of $499 or less
Christopher and Karen Broussard
Paul and Helen Lin
Dawn Meyer and Philip Schipani
Wade and Natasha Tetsuka