Camden Wiseman Selected to Receive School Board Character Award

News Release
June 14, 2019

Camden Wiseman, a 2019 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Fairfax County School Board Character Award.

Wiseman, a survivor of childhood cancer and volunteer ambassador for the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, has shared his story in hopes of inspiring others. His positive words and actions encourage his peers to pursue their own unique passions in making the world a better place. According to one counselor, “Camden has grown into an amazing advocate for himself as well as others and enriches the lives of everyone around him. Simply put, I’m better for knowing him.”
Wiseman is the captain of his school’s chess team, and in this leadership role, founded a chess outreach program at an FCPS Title I elementary school where he and his teammates provide free chess instruction to students on a weekly basis. He has also served on his school’s honor council for the past two years, been a certified soccer referee since 2013, and was selected to serve as his National Honor Society chapter’s service chair where he has helped coordinate events for causes such as safe teen driving, food for homeless shelters, bookmarks for kids at low-income elementary schools, a book drive at a nearby synagogue, and a pet toy drive for an animal shelter.
He is interested in studying economics, finance, and oncology breakthroughs while pursuing a career in business that encompasses cancer research advocacy. Through his work ethic, he has developed an outstanding profile in academics, athletics, and community service. 
The award was established by the Student Advisory Council in 2001 and is given to a junior or senior who demonstrates a continuous record of high morals, strong integrity, and good character, and who is recognized as a role model for students in Fairfax County Public Schools. The Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation has funded the $500 award since 2007. 


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