Judge Spiros B. Skenderis
The Spiros Skenderis Scholarship was established by the Danville Bar Association in memory of Judge Skenderis. The scholarship supports Danville and Pittsylvania County Public Schools who have overcome a hardship.
Judge Spiros B. Skenderis was born in Lexington, Kentucky, educated in the Danville Public Schools and a graduate of the University of Virginia. He received his law degree from Washington and Lee University.
He was a veteran of the Korean Way, having served in the U.S. Army. He worked in private practice until 1965, when he became Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Danville. In 1970, he was appointed judge for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. At the time of his death in 1989 (at the age of 57), he was serving as Secretary of the Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts of Virginia.
Judge Skenderis was the co-founder of the Danville area Big Brothers Big Sisters. He was a member and officer of the Saint Peter’s Greek Orthodox Church.