Lexus of Richmond’s week 11 nominee for the Lexus Leadership Award Scholarship is Jens Ames of St. Christopher’s School. He scored a 1480 out 1600 on his SATs and a 30 out of 36 on his ACT. Jens has a current 3.7 GPA and is an AP Scholar with Honor. He has received academic honors every semester such as the merit list and honors list. Near the end of junior year, Jens was selected by St.Chris’ faculty as the recipient of the West Point Leadership Award. This award is given to students who excel in academics, athletics, community service, good citizenship and leadership.
Being a 3 year varsity football player for St. Chris, Jens was named a captain for his senior season. He plays as a running back, linebacker and defensive end. Following junior year, Jens was selected for the 2nd Team VISSA All-State Team. He is also a 4 year varsity wrestler and a captain for senior year. Junior year, Jens took the VISSA State Championship in his weight class. He was also selected 3 times for the All-State Team and a 2 time All-Metro selection (2nd Team in 10th grade and 1st Team in 11th grade). Jens is also on St. Chris’ All Time Leader Boards for squats at 455 pounds and power clean at 311 pounds.
Active in St. Christopher’s community, Jens is a four year member of the school Honor Council. He was elected onto the council by his classmates, and he is currently the Chairman which is the highest position of leadership in the school. He was selected by school faculty to attend the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference. As a junior, Jens wrote and presented a speech titled “Doing the Right Thing” to his peers while in Chapel. He is also a member of St. Chris’ political awareness club.
Jens has volunteered for multiple organizations throughout high school. He has given time to FeedMore and River City Buddy Ball. He has volunteered for Shady Grove UMC during Vacation Bible School. Jens has also spent time as a summer football camp counselor with St. Christopher’s football team over the past few years.
Jens has won a dinner for two and is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship. Watch the Fox Richmond – WRLH interview and the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award interview to learn more about Jens! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!