Keano W. Rich, a senior at the Mathematics and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High School (OLHS), is the winner of the Class of 2019 E.E. Brickell Scholarship. He was awarded the $6,000 scholarship during a surprise class visit April 26 by OLHS Principal Dr. Clare Leblanc, Gifted Resource Teacher Amy Jo Harrell, Gifted Instructional Specialist Angela Boubouheropoulos and Eva Poole from the Virginia Beach Rotary Club.
The Brickell Scholarship Program is sponsored yearly by the Virginia Beach Rotary Club in tandem with the Office of Gifted Programs. The scholarship is awarded to one high school senior for their exceptional academic achievement and school involvement, including exemplary community service. The scholarship is named after the late Dr. Edward E. Brickell, former superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, who served from 1968 until 1987.
Rich serves as the National Honor Society President and is also a member of the Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Mensa. He was also a Jefferson Scholarship Finalist and a recipient of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship at Vanderbilt University, where he will be attending school this fall.