Zeta Upsilon Lambda Provides Awards, Inspiration for Students


By: Bro. Rick Taylor

The Brothers of Zeta Upsilon Lambda (Reston/Fairfax, VA) hosted Project Alpha in April and its 31st Annual Academic Achievement and Scholarship Awards ceremony in May.

The Project Alpha platform consisted of a series of educational and informative workshops catered to young men between the ages of 12-16.  The full day of workshop included discussions on topics ranging from accountability in relationships, interaction with law enforcement, peer pressure and life choices.   

Several students from Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Northern Virginia attended the program, which was held at the Reston Community Center.

One month later,  ZUL honored approximately 150 students from 31 regional middle and high schools who received a 3.0 or higher grade-point average at its academic achievement awards event at Heritage Fellowship Church in Reston.  

Keynote speakers were previous scholarship winners Laura Vasquez-Bolanos and Anndi Liggett, who spoke about perseverance and urged the students to follow their goals.  

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