Seniors Lizzy Goldstein, Rose Bannon earn top honors as Brickell Scholars

Two CHS students, seniors Rose Bannon and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Goldstein, were recently selected and named as Brickell Scholars, or recipients of the esteemed 2023 E.E. Brickell Scholarship. The Program participants are the top two students from each of the 11 Virginia Beach high schools and are typically chosen in the spring of their junior year.

According to, the Brickell Scholarship is a joint production of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club & Virginia Beach Public Schools (VBCPS). It was established in 1990 to Honor Dr. Edward E. Brickell, former Virginia Beach Rotarian, Teacher, Coach (state champion baseball) and school administrator.

Bannon and Goldstein will represent CHS, participating in three Brickell Seminars during which Brickell Scholars will discuss contemporary issues led by community leaders and professionals.

At the conclusion of the seminars in March, one Brickell Scholar will be awarded the $6,000 scholarship. 

A recognition ceremony was held at the Crown Plaza on Thursday, January 19, at which the Virginia Beach Rotary Club, who sponsors the scholarship and event, honored the 23 Brickell Scholars from all of the VBCPS schools in attendance.