Spring 2016 MVP Memorial Foundation Leadership Awards

Paul VI Catholic High School – MVP Leadership Award David Urlwin winner will attend James Madison University.
Stars Baseball – Annandale High School senior, Tim Johnson, will attend and play baseball at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA

Matt was a 16-year-old sophomore at Langley High School when he died of viral myocarditis.  He was a promising baseball player, a respected student and a friend to many throughout Northern Virginia.  He also attended Paul VI Catholic High School as a freshman and played baseball with the Stars Baseball organization.

 

Along with supporting veterans causes and funding research and awareness around myocarditis, Matt’s foundation recently presented $1,500 leadership awards to three well-rounded high school seniors who model the traits we valued in Matt - compassion for others, strong work ethic and a passion for excellence in endeavors outside the classroom.

 

On June 9th we presented our third MVP Foundation Leadership Award to Carson Pearce at Langley High School.  Carson joins David Urlwin, of Paul VI Catholic High School and Tim Johnson of Annandale High School and Stars Baseball as the first recipients of this award. David, Tim and Carson each uniquely demonstrate compassion for others, a strong work ethic, and pursue excellence in endeavors outside the classroom.  They remind us in many ways of the traits and attitudes that we admired in Matt. 

 

Congratulations to these students who are role models and to their great families. 

Langley High School – Recipient Carson Pearce is headed to the University of Kansas

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