AAFSW has instituted a new Merit Award of $2000, awarded to a high school senior or gap year student who stands out in academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service. This year’s winner is Geoffrey Odlum, chosen in an anonymous review process by our Scholarship Committee, chaired by Anne Cekuta.
Geoffrey Odlum, son of Geoff and Jennifer Odlum, is a recent graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, where he excelled in both academics and extra-curricular activities. In addition to being class valedictorian, he also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, served as president of the Washington-Lee Model United Nations club, was active in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Mentor Program, and ran for the Varsity Cross Country team.
Geoffrey’s previous posts include Istanbul, Turkey, and Vienna, Austria. He will be attending Virginia Tech this fall to study Engineering, and hopes to keep travel a permanent part of his life.