Our week 26 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Shelby Vandergriff of Glen Allen High School. With a 4.237 GPA, she is the President of the National Honor Society for her senior year and is a member of Mu Alpha Theta. She placed 1st for Outstanding Interpretation for the GAHS Reflections in Literature/Poetry. Shelby is also the State Champion at the Virginia Council on Economic Education in Personal Finance.
Shelby is a part of Glen Allen’s varsity field hockey team where she was the captain for her senior year. She has received the MVP for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. She has been named to the First Team All Conference, Second Team All Conference, and the Academic All Conference Team. Shelby has also been a member of both the indoor and outdoor track teams. She has collected track awards such as; a Varsity Award, All Conference Award, Academic All Conference Award, All Region Award, and Academic All Region. Outside of athletics, Shelby is the Pep Club President and the school’s yearbook editor. She is a member of the student advisory which has monthly meetings with the principal. For junior and senior year, Shelby has been her class historian.
Active in the community, Shelby has spent time volunteering for the Richmond Police Athletic League where she taught children to play baseball. She has spent time working on landscaping at Glen Allen High as well as leading Freshman Orientation. Shelby has given time to the Glen Allen Public Library to help organize books and assist with book sales, and she has even volunteered for the Girl’s Babe Ruth State Tournament.
Shelby 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 Shelby! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!