Lexus of Richmond’s week 24 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Hayden Mitchell of St. Christopher’s School. Currently he has a 4.1 GPA and has received high honors every year in high school. He received a Silver Medal on the National Spanish Exam during his freshman and sophomore year. As a junior, Hayden was selected for the William and Mary Leadership Award. This award is chosen by the faculty for a junior who has outstanding leadership, scholarship and loyalty to the school and community.
As a wide receiver for St. Chris’ varsity football team, Hayden was the team captain his senior season. He was named to the All-Metro, All-State, and All-Prep teams. In his final season, he set multiple school records such as; receiving yards in a season, receiving yards per catch, receiving yards per game, receiving yards in a game, and receiving touch downs in a season. Recently, he committed to play football at UVA. Hayden is also on the baseball team as a catcher, infielder and outfielder; and he is the senior team captain. He has been a middle school mentor for there years and a freshman peer advisor for two years. As a senior, Hayden was selected by classmates to serve as a representative on the Honor Council. He is also a board member of the Saints for Social Justice which promotes awareness for diversity, tolerance, inclusion, equality and social justice.
Before freshman year, Hayden attended a community service and language immersion trip to Costa Rica. He has been a volunteer for FeedMore in participation with Foodbank and Community Kitchen. He is the Captain of the Saints $100-4-100 which raises money for low income students. The kids are then able to spend their $100 at Christmas time. Hayden is the Head of Saturday Academy at St. Chris. The program allows elementary students from at-risk situations to be tutored and play games with the high school students at St. Chris.
Hayden 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 Hayden! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!