Chelsie Ross, a 2019 graduate of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, was awarded the 2019 Intern of the Year scholarship for her exceptional performance throughout the year in the Urban Alliance’s High School Internship Program.
In nominating Ross for the award, the team she interned with at Evolent Health said: “From taking on the complex projects our team has put on her plate throughout her time at Evolent to working through the tough decisions and effort that comes with finding a way to fund her future in college, Chelsie has never backed down to the many challenges and obstacles placed in front of her. She has blown us away with her determination, eagerness and poise since Day One.”
Ross will attend Virginia Tech in the fall, where she hopes to pursue an interest in environmental science.
In addition, two Arlington students – Washington-Lee High School graduates Heide Velazquez and Nuha Chowdhury – were awarded Core Values Awards celebrating their exemplary work during the year. Velazquez interned at the Arlington Free Clinic and Chowdhury interned at Virginia Tech.