Cameron Donaldson of James River High School, Center for Leadership and International Relations, is Lexus of Richmond’s week 21 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Ranked 5th in her class, she has a 4.69 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She was a Junior Marshal in her junior year, and in 2016 Cameron received the West Point Leadership Award. She has collected awards for Excellence in Algebra 2, Excellence in Communications, and Excellence in AP Environmental Science, and AP Biology.
A multi-sport athlete, Cameron is a part of James River’s varsity lacrosse as the goalie and the team captain. In 2016 she was selected for the 1st Team All Conference. She is also on the school’s varsity basketball team. Outside of athletics and academics, she is an accomplished musician. Cameron has been involved in the All County Orchestra from 2014-2017 as a part of the 1st violin section. She is a co-founder and a co-captain of the Ethics Bowl Team at James River. The team even placed 4th at the second annual VA State Ethics Bowl. In 2016, she was selected for the Virginia Aerospace and Technology Scholars Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center. While partaking in this program, Cameron was selected to lead the group of 12 students in their design and presentation for a “Mission to Mars.” She then presented to the Administrator of NASA Langley and his team of engineers.
The James River Run-N-Fun Event was co-founded and carried out by Cameron. This event included a 5k race, live music, raffles and food; and it raised over $1600 for Change the World RVA. This organization provides homeless students with food, shelter, clothing, academic assistance and overall help and care. As a part of the James River Tri-M Honors Music Society, she co-founded the Crescendo Music Award. This is a scholarship program that provides private music lessons for promising middle school musicians.
Cameron 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 Drive interview to learn more about Cameron! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!