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Ronald V. Dolan Citizenship Award

The Bank of the James/Ronald V. Dolan Citizenship Award was started in 2006 in memory of one of its founding board members, Ron Dolan. Ron was an accomplished businessman and exemplified good citizenship in everything he did. We honor his memory by asking local schools to select a student who has demonstrated the characteristics that Ron personified.

The award is not a scholarship program. It is an award given to a student from each of the Region 2000 area high schools who possesses the qualities of integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty. Administration and faculty from each of the high schools select their own student to receive this award and then submits the name of their chosen recipient to the bank. The bank is not part of the selection process as the principals, teachers, and guidance counselors know their students and what they have contributed back to the community during their high school years. This award is not based on academic or athletic achievement, but community service and citizenship qualities.

The nominee must be:

  • A Senior attending who has met all qualifications for graduation.
  • Selected by the school’s principal and faculty as having characteristics which make the student stand out among other students at the school.
  • A student who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship qualities that show loyalty, trustworthiness, integrity and a genuine concern for the well-being of others.

Since 2006, over 250 students have been recipients of the Bank of the James/Ronald V. Dolan Awards.

2021 Recipients


Altavista Combined School

Holly Elizabeth Lagos


Amherst County High School

Colson Dane Davis


Appomattox County High School

Tatum Elizabeth Harris


Brookville High School

Hana Elisabethe Floge

EC Glass High School

Monterries Farmer


Heritage High School

Graysen Arnold


Jefferson Forest High School

Caleb Haile DeBass


Liberty Christian Academy

Sloane Olivia Wells


Liberty High School

Chassity Nicole Alphin

Nelson County High School

Lily Caroline Hufsmith



New Covenant School

Stone Edward McConville Clark


New Vistas School

Gabriel Moore


Rustburg High School

Sydney Jane Pedigo 


Staunton River High School

Blake Ashton Miller


Temple Christian School

Lindsey Grace Allen


Timberlake Christian Schools

Taylor William Crisp


Virginia Episcopal School

Elizabeth Bailey Cox


William Campbell Combined School

Joseph Lee St. John



Congratulations to the class of 2021!