Lexus of Richmond presents Carter Bristow of Douglas S. Freeman High School as the week 27 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Carter is currently ranked first in her graduating class of 392 students with a 4.63 GPA. She has received 3 perfect scores on her AP tests and a 1410 on the SATs. Carter was recognized with a Distinguished Rebel Award for math as a freshman and junior. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
A four year member of Freeman’s Varsity Swim Team, Carter also belongs to NOVA Swimming and will be a part of University of Virginia’s swim team next year. She was the captain for her final season at Freeman, and she is a 4 time MVP. She has claimed four school records during her time in the pool, and is a regional champion in four different events. As a junior she became a state champion and was selected as a Swimming Scholastic All-American. She was selected to the Virginia All Star team as a sophomore, junior and senior. Following her 10th and 11th grade seasons, Carter was named to the Richmond All Metro team, and the Richmond Times Dispatch recognized her as a Scholar Athlete of the Month during her senior year.
Throughout every year of high school Carter has been a peer tutor for Algebra and Geometry SOL Remediation. As a senior, she joined the Beta Club and the We the People National Team which is a National Constitution Competition. She has also been involved in Freeman’s Rebellettes Club and Spanish Club.
Giving back to the community, Carter has participated with several organizations or causes throughout high school. She has been a peer math tutor, a volunteer for Festivals and a volunteer for Little Feet Meet. This past summer, Carter worked as an intern for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. She has been a group planner every year of high school for the Goochland Christmas Mother. Additionally, Carter has been a spring clinic helper for the Westwood Swim Team for the past four years.
Carter 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 Carter! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!