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Botetourt County High School Senior wins prestigious award

posted Mar 27, 2015, 4:26 PM by bcps web

WDBJ7- Lindsey Fenster won the Harry Byrd Scholarship February 2015.  Harry Byrd was a state and U.S. Senator in Virginia. The $10,000 merit-based scholarship is given to one student in each of Virginia's eleven congressional districts.  Fenster is the first Botetourt County High student to receive the award and she hopes to inspire future students at James River.  "It happened to me and that's not just a singular case. I feel like a lot of kids in this school have the potential to be where I am, and I hope I can inspire them to achieve that potential," Fenster said. Fenster grew up on a farm and she is active in 4-H.  She plans to attend the University of Georgia to study animal science in the fall.