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In Memory LEEPER

                             1935-1978

 

 


 

 

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, Maryland.

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 students.
May we continue to keep his memory alive in all that we do.