Our week 28 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Evelyn Saunders of the Maggie L Walker Governor’s School. A National Honor Society member, she currently has a 4.14 GPA. She scored a 32 on the ACT out of a possible 36. Evelyn was awarded the Spirit of Citizenship Award from the High School Leaders Program at UVA’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
Evelyn has been a part of Maggie Walker’s varsity field hockey team since freshman year and was the team captain during her senior season. The team was a State Finalist in 2014 and the Conference Champion in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She is also an avid dancer, since 2005 she has taken Scottish Highland dance. She is a Premiere or professional level dancer with the British Association of Teachers of Dance. She is the Co-President of the National English Honor Society, and the Vice President of the National Art Honor Society. Evelyn is a representative in the Student Council Association. She has held multiple mentorships with architectural firms such as: Glave and Homes with Jill Nolt and HKS Architects with Eric Thomas.
Since 2010, Evelyn has been a server at Redeemer Episcopal Church. She has also been a Youth Representative since 2015 where she works on regular community service projects. With Miles of Scarves, a knitting charity club, Evelyn has worked on raising money to end Multiple Sclerosis. The group knits scarves and other products to sell at events, they then donate the money to researchers. RAMPS or Ramp Access Made Possible by Students works on fundraising efforts and build ramps for Maggie Walker. Evelyn has been a member of RAMPS since 9th grade and has been the treasurer since 11th grade.
Evelyn 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 Evelyn! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!