Spotlight showcasing Potomac High School valedictorian and salutatorian
Posted on 07/12/2018
Potomac High School valedictorian and salutatorianValedictorian, Gilberto Barrientos

Potomac  High School valedictorian Gilberto Barrientos



















Gilberto Barrientos, Potomac High School valedictorian, credits his mother as his inspiration. He said, “She has constantly pushed me to shoot for the stars and accomplish what she could not.” Gilberto has volunteered for numerous community and Prince William County Schools events, following his mother’s lead, who he calls an “extremely caring person.”

Extracurricular Activities:

Key Club – Intern and President
Tri-M Music Honor Society – Historian
Math Honor Society – Secretary
Academic Team – Co-captain
Relay for Life – T-shirt Committee Head
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society

Academic Achievements and Honors:

United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award
Capital District Key Club Distinguished Officer Award
Principal Honor Roll Certificate of Distinction from the Virginia House of Delegates
President’s Award for Academic Excellence
Potomac High School Annual Academic Award
PTSO Volunteer Service Award
George Mason University’s Honors College and University Scholars Program
University of Virginia’s Rodman Scholars Program

Community Involvement:

Breakfast with Santa volunteer
Community Day volunteer
Future Business Leaders of America Teacher Aid Program
Multicultural Night volunteer
Student Leadership Field Day volunteer
National Honor Society Tutoring volunteer
National Honor Society Fun Run volunteer
Mary Williams Elementary and Susan Creek Elementary babysitting volunteer
Dumfries Elementary and Minnieville Elementary Holiday Carnival volunteer
Mary Williams Elementary Father-Daughter Dance and Veteran’s Ball volunteer
Mary Williams Elementary and Dumfries Elementary “Minute to Win It” volunteer

Schools Attended:

Henderson Elementary School
Rippon Middle School

College plans:

Gilberto plans to attend George Mason University on a full-tuition scholarship to double-major in electrical engineering and computer science.



Salutatorian, Justin Le

Potomac High School salutatorian Justin Le



















Justin Le, Potomac High School salutatorian, made time in his schedule each year to participate in the Potomac High School string orchestra. In his last performance with the group, the orchestra brought home the highest rating from its final orchestral assessment. In the fall, Justin will attend Virginia Commonwealth University.

Extracurricular Activities:

Orchestra – Concert Master
Robotics Club

Academic Achievements and Honors:

Advance International Certificate of Education Diploma Candidate
All-County Honors Orchestra

Community Involvement:

Church String Ensemble

Schools Attended:

Leesylvania Elementary School
Rippon Middle School

College plans:
Justin will attend Virginia Commonwealth University and plans to study either chemistry or biology.


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