Beatrice Webster Named Recipient of Laura Ashley Piper Scholarship

News Release
July 09, 2020

Beatrice Webster, a 2020 graduate of Marshall High School, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Laura Ashley Piper Scholarship by the Fairfax County School Board.

Webster, who has a 4.525 grade average, has served as Historian of the Spanish Honor Society, and Candidate and Team Captain during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student of the Year Campaign, where her team raised close to $30,000. She was also President of Best Buddies, an organization she has been involved with since her freshman year. 

Webster also participated in varsity track during her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and varsity field hockey in the 2018 and 2019 fall seasons. She received the Tri-Season Varsity Athlete Award in the 2018-2019 school year, Field Hockey Honorable Mention in the Fall of 2018, and Highest GPA on Field Hockey in the Fall of 2018.
Laura Ashley Piper served as student representative to the Fairfax County School Board from 1986 to 1987. She graduated from Robinson Secondary School and the Air Force Academy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. She was killed in action over northern Iraq in April 1994. To honor her strong commitment to student participation and to recognize her high standards of achievement and involvement, and her willingness to continually accept responsibility throughout her lifetime, the School Board established the annual $1,000 Laura Ashley Piper Scholarship. In 2007, Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation began its endowment of the scholarship, providing $1,000 annually.  Each year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high schools may nominate one senior student who exemplifies the “attributes of personal excellence and commitment to student government” of Piper for the award.

For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200