The 22nd Annual Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award program had another excellent with year with 30 incredible, high school senior nominees! We hope you enjoyed getting to know these student-athlete scholarship nominees as we did this past school year. Our winner was chosen based on academic performance, athletic achievement, extra curricular activities and contributions to the community.
Alyse Armentrout of Atlee High School has been a lauded student throughout her high school career. With an acclaimed GPA of 4.6, Alyse is a member of the National Honor Society and the German National Honor Society as well as the National BETA Club. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Randolph College Book Award which goes to an outstanding high school junior who excels in academics and is a leader outside the classroom. Additionally in 2016, she received the Silberkunde (Silver Award) for an achievement distinction on the National German Exam.
While attending Atlee, Alyse has been a member of the student council since freshman year, and has been the class secretary since sophomore year. Throughout her high school career, Alyse has been an active member of the Key Club and the German Club. During senior year, she was the Popp Leader for SODA (Student Organization for Developing Attitudes). SODA is a team of top high school students selected to mentor fourth graders to improve self esteem and assist with attitudes and social issues. She is the President of the BETA Club and Vice President of Finance in the DECA Club. As a part of the DECA Club, Alyse is an International ICDC Competitor. In 2015 she placed in the state, and in 2016 she was the state runner up.
Having been a varsity basketball player for 4 years, Alyse was the captain for her senior season. Playing center, she scored her 1,000th career point on January 4, 2017. During her senior year, the Richmond Times Dispatch recognized her as a girls basketball scoring leader, and for her junior year, the Times selected her for the 3rd Team All Metro. Some accolades include: VHSL Conference 16 Player of the Year, Atlee High’s MVP, VHSL First Team All State and First Team All Metro to name a few. Alyse also excels on the soccer field as a 4 year varsity midfielder. In 2016 she was chosen for the 2nd Team All Conference and All Academic team throughout all four seasons.
Ever present and active in the community, Alyse has been a part of the Shady Grove TEAMeffort Mission. With this group, she traveled to New Orleans in 2015 to assist with Hurricane Katrina recovery; and in 2016, the group went to Blue Knob, Pennsylvania to serve families and ministries in need. Alyse has worked with Little Big Feet Meet as a Special Olympics Ambassador. She has worked with organizations such as: Rise Against Hunger, Ruriteens, BARK, Upward Sports and Fox Holiday Socks to name a few. Alyse and fellow student even collaborated to execute a tutoring program for 2nd graders at Cool Spring Elementary. This program allows for high schools students to assist with the children’s reading, spelling and math educations.
We at Lexus of Richmond applaud Alyse for her academic achievement, athletic skill, extra curricular activities and time spent helping the community. We are pleased to present and support this outstanding young lady. We know Alyse will continue to excel as she moves forward and continues to experience amazing.