Awards Program


“From the Hearts of the Federals to the Students of Today”

This awards program is sponsored by the Fort Hunt Federals, through their generous donations.



In June of 2016, four additional scholarship awards were presented to West Potomac High School graduating seniors: 

  • Sarah Gallagher - University of Mississippi
  • Revathi Mohan
  • Maria Genuario - Virginia Tech
  • Ian Whitson - West Virginia University

2016 FHHS Scholarship Winners        

(FHHS Alumni Association President, Joe Gililland, with the 2016 award winners)
Our thanks to Ruth Pritscher Ryder (FHHS '75) for her generous donation towards the scholarships


In June of 2015, four (4) West Potomac High School students were presented FHHSAA Education Awards:

  • Alexis Nobrega - Marymount University
  • Elizabeth Wood - Rhodes College
  • Samuel Jones - Duke University
  • Hannah Lau - University of Texas - San Antonio

2015 FHHS Scholarship Winners

(FHHSAA Vice-President Jimmy Carmalt  (FHHS '71) with the Scholarship Winners)


In June of 2014, three (3) West Potomac High School students were presented FHHSAA Education Awards: 

  • Briana Simone Dessaure – University of South Carolina
  • Shelbi Pullen –  Christopher Newport University
  • William K. Lescher, Jr. - University of Pennsylvania  



The Fort Hunt High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that on Monday, June 17th, we provided our first annual scholarship award to a deserving, college-bound West Potomac High School senior, Anna Soyka.  Anna was chosen by West Potomac High School administrators as the best representive of the ideals of academic achievement, community involvement and participation in school activities. 

2013 FHHS Scholarship Winner

Pictured is Joe Gililland and Ms. Anna Soyka at West Potomac High School

The Alumni Association provided Anna with a gift card award which she used to prepare herself for James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where she started her college career in August of 2013.  Our congratulations to Anna - our first scholarship winner!