This past June the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation was thrilled to award six deserving applicants with a Lyman Fisher Scholarship. Recipients were honored in-person at our Annual Education Meeting. Congratulations to each of these scholarship winners, they have demonstrated determination and hard work and we are so proud to have such outstanding young adults in our bleeding disorders community!

Seth Boucher will be entering his sophomore year at Old Dominion University with the plan of graduating with a Master’s in Humanities and Bachelor of Science in Philosophy. He volunteers at school and in his community. Seth is an active leader in Boy Scouts and even earned the Eagle rank in three years.

Paxton Calder is a member of numerous honor societies, an active volunteer with many organizations, and has received awards and recognition in science and English. She will be attending the University of Richmond next year. She plans to study biology and communication/language with the hopes of working towards a doctorate in some form of scientific research, using her passion for STEM and exploration to make a difference in the world.

Olivia Laubscher is entering her Junior year at University of South Florida with a degree in Architecture, which she is passionate about and can see herself doing in the future. She enjoys spending time with kids, volunteering at her church, reading, painting, and spending time with her family. Most recently she has joined a sorority, which has been allowed her to meet some great friends and expand her opportunities for philanthropy and volunteer work.

Jackson Spasojevich enjoys coding, collecting rare Star Wars toys, biking, and drumming, and hopes to join the drumline in college. He has been an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Science Museum, as well as with VHF by helping with setup and take-down for events and has gone to the Capitol on multiple occasions to advocate for legislation that is important to the bleeding disorders community. He will be attending James Madison University in the fall and plans to double-major in French and Integrated Science and Technology.

Levi Walker is passionate about robotics, computer programming, and music. He serves as the robotics team captain and control systems team lead for his FIRST Robotics Team and has earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award with his work teaching others about engineering and robotics. He leads vocal worship at Peninsula Community Chapel Student Ministries. He plans to pursue a degree in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics at Virginia Tech.

Wade Wickline graduated from Staunton River High School in May. He is continuing to take Welding classes at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg & will complete his certificate program this fall. Wade will also be attending Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke this fall in the Mechatronics Program with a focus in design. He enjoys working part time at a local auto shop and helping others with anything mechanical or welding related. And has enjoyed volunteering at a local Humane Society.