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2010 Washingtonians of the Year

For 39 years, The Washingtonian has honored those who bring help and hope to the neediest among us, give at-risk children a fighting chance, enrich our educational and cultural lives, and make Washington a better place for all of us.


Rebecca and Hugo Medrano

Rebecca and Hugo Medrano

The founders of GALA Hispanic Theater


Ronald Paul

Ronald Paul

Kidney research champion


Barbara Mikulski

Barbara Mikulski

Focusing in on women’s rights and national security


Patricia Nails

Patricia Nalls

A source of support for women with HIV


Jim Farely

Jim Farley

WTOP’s Vice President of News and Programming


Bill McGregor

Bill McGregor

A football coach who aims for higher education


Joan Marie Conway

Joan Marie Conway

Volunteer director of the St. Camillus food pantries


Devon McTavish

Devon McTavish

A soccer star speaks out about Crohn’s disease


Trudy Harsh

Trudy Harsh

Helping those with disabilities live independently


Mary Brown

Mary Brown

Life Pieces to Masterpieces keep kids invested in art and out of trouble


Robert Templin

Robert Templin

President of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

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