The Waterford Foundation awarded scholarships to two graduating seniors from Broad Run High School in Ashburn.

The first $1,000 Miss Aura L. Nickens Scholarship, established for a Loudoun high school senior planning a career in education, was awarded to Cheney King of Sterling. King plans to attend Temple University. Aura Nickens was one of the early teachers at the Second Street School, the old school for African American children in Waterford. Britany Raymond received the $200 Dan Kent Scholarship for her work on different projects relating to the history of eastern Loudoun County and her participation in the national Center for Civic Education's "We the People" competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Kara Kolster of Ashburn, a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has received the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia Award. The commemorative certificate and monetary award is given to a fourth-year student who demonstrates an interest in purebred dogs.

Brian Bales, a rising senior at Broad Run High School, has been accepted into the Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's High School Leaders Program. He will join about two dozen other high school students from throughout the state this summer to study Virginia public policy and politics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

Broad Run High School graduate Cheney King, right, pictured with her mother, Bonnie King, received a scholarship for students studying education. King is headed for Temple University.