Loudoun Now Managing Editor Danielle Nadler was presented with Rock Ridge High School’s 2017 Rise Forward award Friday night.
The award recognizes individuals who make outstanding commitments to the school community. Nadler was recognized for her reporting on Rock Ridge’s dual enrollment and its performing arts programs.
“Her dedication to reporting truth and people first are an inspiration to all,” Rock Ridge theater teacher Anthony Cimino-Johnson said in presenting the award on the school’s auditorium stage before a performance of “The Addams Family.”
Cimino-Johnson said Nadler’s coverage of the partnership between Rock Ridge and Richard Bland College helped ensure the free dual enrollment program continued and her coverage of the school’s performing arts program helped Rock Ridge gain national attention.
A founding member of the Loudoun Now staff, Nadler has covered education, politics and general news in Loudoun for the past six years. During Friday’s event, she also signed copies of her novel, “Without a Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom.”