Lexus of Richmond’s week 16 Lexus Leadership Award scholarship nominee is Emily Callahan of Maggie Walker Governor’s School. Emily is a member of the National Honor Society with a current 4.27 GPA. Additionally Emily is a member of the National English Honor Society, the German National Honor Society, and the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society. She earned 3 perfect scores on her AP exams, and Emily scored a 33 out of 36 on the ACT exam. In 2017 Emily received a Silver Award for her efforts on the National Spanish Exam. She attended the American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls’ State in 2018. Emily has received a National Merit Scholar Commendation.
Outside of the classroom, Emily involved in several organizations. She has been a member of Maggie Walker’s Spanish Club since freshman year, and she is a two year member of the German Club. Emily is involved in her school’s Knitting Club and the Baking Club. She is a member of the Dead Theologians’ Society. Emily began her Girl Scout career at only 4 years old. She is still an active member today having earned her Silver Award. Emily is working towards the Gold Award, the highest award or honor a Girl Scout can receive.
While attending Maggie Walker, Emily has been a member of the field hockey team all four years as a goalkeeper. Freshman year she played on the JV team, and she has been on Varsity since sophomore year. In 2018 as a senior she was selected to be a captain for the team. During her final season the team made it to the State Semi-Finals. Emily was selected for the 2nd Team All Region. As a freshman Emily was on both the indoor and outdoor track team where she threw shootout and discuss. Outside of her school athletic career, Emily has played for the Undertow Field Hockey Club since 2015. In 2018 she joined both the Blackhawks Indoor Lacrosse team and the Salle Green Fencing team.
Through her involvement in the Girl Scouts, Emily has been involved in numerous service projects including: litter removal, state park beautification, Global Youth Service Day, etc. She also founded a Girl Scouts Brownie Troop in 2017. She has volunteered for the SPCA Summer Camp in 2015. Beginning in 2018 Emily spends time with the US Equine Rescue League. In 2018 she was a volunteer coach for the Blackhawks Youth Lacrosse team. Emily is a regular contributor to the Miles of Scarves organization. Miles of Scarves then sells her work to raise money for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Emily has been a Church Acolyte since 4th grade, and during the summer of 2017 Emily volunteered for the Catholic Heart Workcamp.
Emily 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 Emily! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!