2018 Northern Virginians of the Year

The Northern Virginians of the Year are ordinary people who serve their community in extraordinary ways.

A police officer working to improve relations between the police force and its community. A couple who focus on stroke rehabilitation. A humble woman whose small yard sale blossomed into an annual fundraiser. And a middle school principal who is breaking barriers to inspire students and boosting academic outcomes. These are just a few of the Northern Virginians who are making the area a better place for all of those who live here.

By Eliza Berkon and Rachael Keeney
Photography by Robert Merhaut

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