LEAP Forward administers the Wallace
Lorenzo Leeper Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship
honors the memory of one of the most outstanding counselors
who served at Calvert Senior High School in Calvert County,
Wallace Lorenzo Leeper graduated from the Richmond, VA public
schools and Virginia Union University (also in Richmond) with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He later received his
Masters Degree in Guidance from Indiana State University. His
teaching career started in Calvert County as a History and
English Teacher at Brooks High School. He continued to work in
the school system as a coach and guidance counselor at Calvert
Senior High and the Calvert Vocational-Technical Center.
His greatest enjoyment in his work was
being able to secure employment for students upon graduation and
even for those who quit school for various reasons. He was
particularly instrumental in helping students obtain entrance
into college or other postgraduate schools.
Wallace Lorenzo Leeper was heavily
involved with the Pax-Tenn program, which was a cooperative
education program that provided minority students college
funding and employment at the Patuxent Naval Air Station (now
known as Naval Aviation Warfare Center) in Patuxent River, MD.
More than 20 Calvert County students earned college engineering
degrees and obtained engineering work positions through the
Pax-Tenn program under Mr. Leeper’s guidance.
A great number of people owe their
successes in life to Wallace Lorenzo Leeper. He worked
tirelessly to support students and provided an extremely
personal touch to counseling. Truly a rare gift that is not
prevalent in our school systems today. He really cared and it
showed through his actions. What dedication! What sincerity!
It is with great pleasure that LEAP
Forward, INC. sponsors this scholarship in Wallace Lorenzo
Leeper’s name and memory. Wallace Lorenzo Leeper lived the
motto “Each One - Reach One” and when he helped “one” to
succeed, he looked for another.
LEAP Forward, INC. is also committed to service to
May we continue to keep his memory alive in all that we do.