Photo courtesy of Prince William County Public Schools
A Woodbridge Senior High School graduate is giving back to his former school.
George Preston, a graduate of Woodbridge Senior High School, has won a “Made in Virginia” award from the Virginia Lottery.
“Made in Virginia,” which started this year, is acknowledging four individuals who attended public schools in Virginia.
“The winners of the ‘Made in Virginia’ award exemplify not only the inspiring graduates we have here in the Commonwealth, but also demonstrate the instrumental role our K-12 public schools play in a student’s ultimate life success,” Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall said.
Through the program, Woodbridge Senior High School received $9,000 in gifts, which includes $4,000 in school supplies.
Preston will also be highlighted in a commercial about “Made in Virginia.”
After graduating from Woodbridge Senior High School, Preston attended Virginia Tech and began working at SAI Engineering in Woodbridge.
He now serves as Co-Owner and Principal Mechanical Engineer of the firm.
Stephanie Saylor, a co-worker, nominated Preston for the “Made in Virginia” award.
“He has always reached for the stars in his thoughts and actions, while honoring that inclination by encouraging children in his community to do so as well,” Saylor said.
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