Chesterfield County Fair Association 2013 Scholarship Award Winners
Caitlin Schoemmell is the daughter of Bob and Liz Prillaman of Chester, Virginia. She is a graduate of the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies located at Lloyd C. Bird High School. During her high school career, Caitlin was active and held many offices in Latin Club, Aerospace Club, Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO), National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society. Caitlin also served as president of the Chesterfield Classic Equestrians 4-H Club and was recently tapped a 4-H All-star. Through 4-H, Caitlin has participated in the Chesterfield County Fair for six years. She is an accomplished equestrian and has won multiple championship titles at the local and state level. Caitlin has participated in numerous community service projects and is a member of Chester Presbyterian Church. Caitlin will attend Virginia Tech in the fall of 2013 to study Agricultural Engineering.
Savannah Lane is the daughter of Dennis and Brigid Lane. She is also one of five children—one of two sets of twin girls, plus an eight year old brother. Savannah is a senior at Midlothian High School and is the reigning Miss Chesterfield County Fair Queen. She is also the reigning Miss Northern Virginia and has been a titleholder in the Miss Virginia Outstanding Teen program, notably as Miss Blue Ridge Outstanding Teen 2012 and Miss Chesterfield Outstanding Teen 2011. Her service platform, the "Power of Performance," includes both the creation of original shows and motivational speaking to students about the value of the performing arts. Savannah additionally serves as a drama teacher to economically underprivileged youth and was recognized by the Ann Taylor/Vital Voices organization as an "ANNPower" Fellow, winning an opportunity for training last June in Washington, D.C. with internationally acclaimed global leaders. She is passionate about promoting American ideals and was the 2012 regional, state and East Coast Region's Fleet Reserve Association's "Americanism" essay contest winner and was named the winner of "We the Student" Essay challenge. She won Virginia's "Outstanding Interpretation" and the second highest national award for her original dance choreography last year in the PTA/PTSA Reflections contest, and this year placed first in the State and is currently awaiting national adjudication. A dance captain for both her school's dance team and show choir, Savannah has studied with the Radio City Rockettes in their Summer Intensive program for the last two summers. Savannah will go on to study political science at the University of Virginia this fall.
Stefan ‘Reed’ Dibich
Stefan ‘Reed’ Dibich is the son of Deborah Mansour. Reed is a graduate of James River High School in the Center for Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center. His activities at school included Beta Club, Government Club, National Honors Society, Navy JROTC (NJROTC) and World Languages Honor Society. Reed was a four-year cadet in the NJROTC program, culminating in his selection as Commanding Officer for the 2012-13 school year. As Commanding Officer, James River NJROTC was recognized as a Distinguished Unit and the Most Improved Unit in Area 5. Additionally, Reed founded James River Government Club as his Capstone Project for the Center for Leadership and International Relations. Government Club is a forum for student political debate, and the club hosts current political leaders. He is a 2013 National Coca-Cola Scholar and James River High Scholars Outstanding Graduate. He will be attending Yale University in New Haven, CT studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics with aspirations to attend law school and become a lawyer.