Joe Gibbs honored with Spirit of Virginia Award

Joe Gibbs, three time Super Bowl champion head coach with Washington, was awarded a Spirit of Virginia Award for his nonprofit Youth For Tomorrow.

The award was presented by Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin at the annual Burgundy and Gold Banquet alongside current Commanders and former players as well as Coach Gibbs’ family and friends.

The nonprofit offers residential, outpatient, medical, and education services to children and families in need throughout Virginia.

Since its founding in 1986, YFT has helped 6,752 children and families.

The residential treatment program currently serves over 800 at-risk children and teens annually in Bristow where staff and residents work together towards healing.

YFT also provides day treatment options for select elementary and middle schools in Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties.

This is the second of six Spirit of Virginia awards bestowed in 2024.

The Award recognizes unique qualities and standout achievements across the Commonwealth and salutes Virginians for their uncommon contributions in private industries, education, culture, the arts, and philanthropy

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SU joins the Common Application

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Students interested in applying to Shenandoah University will soon be able to do so using the Common Application.

The Common App is a not-for-profit member organization that helps universities, students, counselors, and advisors streamline the application process.

Joining the Common App will also help expose SU to more students who may not have previously considered the school.

Over 1 million applicants use the Common App each year.

A third of those are the first in their family to attend college.

In addition to the application system, students will also have access to a mobile app, virtual mentors, counseling resources, 24/7 technical support, financial aid, and scholarship information.

The Common App also has a separate application designed for transfer and adult students.

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