Lexus of Richmond’s week 30 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Nina Sorkin of Deep Run High School. As a member of the National Honor Society, she currently has a 4.01 GPA. Having been a consistent fixture on the A-B Honor Roll, Nina has been awarded an All Conference Academic Award from 2014 – 2016.
Since freshman year at Deep Run, Nina has played in the #1 position in singles and doubles varsity tennis. She is a three time reigning State Champion in Singles and Doubles having won both titles in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Nina is currently ranked #36 in the country, #1 in Virginia, and #3 in the Mid Atlantic. She was selected as the All Metro Player of the Year freshman, sophomore and junior year. Nina is a three time All District, All Region, and team MVP, and during junior year, she was awarded the Athletic Director’s Award. In school, she is a yearbook committee member. She is also a part of her school’s Beta Club and Key Club.
Nina has been involved in Sportable with wheelchair tennis. Sportable is an organization that exists for people with physical and visual disabilities to be involved in athletics. She has volunteered for the Richmond Tennis Association for 10 and under tournaments as well as Buddy Ball Tennis clinics in 2016. In addition, Nina has spent time giving back through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Nina 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 Nina! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!