Lexus of Richmond’s week 12 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Lauren Murphy of Mills E. Godwin High School. Currently with a 4.17 GPA, Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society. She is additionally a member of the Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the English Honor Society. Lauren is a member of both the National Beta Club and the National Society of High School Scholars.
While attending Godwin, Lauren has been involved in multiple organizations within the student body. She is a member of the Spanish Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also a Keynotes officer in the Key Club. Through the SOHO Club and SODA Club, Lauren helps in local elementary schools. This includes assisting the teachers with projects, paperwork, or maybe even teaching the students a small lesson in class.
As a four year player on Godwin’s varsity softball team, Lauren has received numerous accolades and achievements. In 2017 she was chosen as the team MVP, and in both 2016 and 2018 she was the Offensive Player of the Year. As a junior she was named to the First Team All Conference, First Team All Region, and First Team All State. In 2016 Lauren was chosen for the Second Team All Conference. Lauren is even a three time member of the All-Academic Team. After graduating from Godwin, Lauren will continue her softball career at Princeton.
During her high school years, Lauren has given back to numerous causes. Lauren has been a peer tutor in Algebra 1 and Geometry to fellow Godwin students. She volunteers with the school’s SOHO Club. Lauren has spent her time outside of school volunteering for Caritas in Richmond. She has participated with Reedville Fisherman’s Museum Oyster Roast. Lauren has also volunteered for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond for their Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament.
Lauren 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 Lauren! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!