Congratulations to the 2019 Legacy Scholars!
Ms. Burton will graduate from Western Albemarle High School with a 4.59 GPA. She holds multiple leadership positions, including president of the Executive Council, vice president of Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society and captain of the track team. Burton received her school’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, and William and Mary Leadership Award. During her years at Western Albemarle High School, she played the clarinet in the marching and symphonic bands. Outside of school, she was active in Girl Scouts and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, while also volunteering with PACEM—a community group that coordinates space and volunteers to provide shelter and evening meals for those who are homeless. Burton is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Burton, 1992 and 1994 graduates of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Mohr will graduate from Northern Virginia’s Park View High School, where he holds a 4.29 GPA, serves as senior class vice president of the Student Council Association, secretary of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society. He also participated in a full-immersion German program at Washington and Lee University during his junior year. Outside the classroom, he participates in varsity track and field and cross country, German Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His extensive volunteer work includes serving as a summer camp counselor and helping provide meals to those who are homeless in the Washington, D.C., area. Mohr has participated in 16 short-term mission trips throughout the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. as well as internationally—working alongside groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Appalachia Service Project, United Methodist Committee on Relief, and others. Mohr is the son of Philipp Mohr, a 1994 graduate of UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Teresa Pugh Mohr, a 1994 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ms. Walton will graduate with a 5.35 GPA from Wyoming High School in Ohio, where she is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of the National Honor Society. She has received multiple awards for her mastery of Latin, which has also given her a love of other languages. Her extracurricular activities include swim team, where she received the Coach’s Award her senior year, cross country and lacrosse. She has served as a teacher’s aide, a lifeguard and a nanny. She has twice chaired the American Cancer Society Relays for Life. Walton is the daughter of Catherine Gliptis Walton, a 1991 graduate of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences, and David Walton, who holds a 1991 undergraduate degree and 1993 graduate degree from UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.