East student wins Washington Crossing Foundation scholarship

George Aeillo from Cherry Hill High School East is a winner in the Annual Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholarship Competition. The prestigious awards are granted to high school seniors for the best all-around presentations including an explanation of why they are planning careers in government service. The foundation noted that these winners represent the most talented and accomplished of our country’s young leaders and that it is these young men and women who are dedicating themselves to public service.

The Foundation, whose headquarters is in Bristol, Bucks County, Pa., awarded $83,500 in 2019. The Washington Crossing Foundation has awarded more than $1,600,000.00 in scholarships since its inception. Scholarships were inaugurated in 1969 and honor the more than 60 years of dedicated service to the nation by the late author-historian Ann Hawkes Hutton.

The Foundation’s philosophy is that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young men and women to carry on our government’s work in future years. Its scholarship program seeks to find, identify and encourage young people with the same sense of dedication and service demonstrated by George Washington and his soldiers who, under the most adverse of conditions, crossed the Delaware on Christmas Night in 1776 to win the Battle of Trenton that turned the tide of the American Revolution.

Information about the Foundation membership and the Foundation’s scholarship program is available at www.gwcf.org.