Lexus of Richmond presents Katlyn Hicks from Powhatan High School as our 23rd nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Ranked 5th in her graduating class, Katlyn has a current 4.4 GPA. Katlyn is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She is a member of six honor societies, including: the National Honor Society, National Math HS, National Science HS, National Art HS, National English HS, and the National Spanish HS. Katlyn has received Virginia High School League academic Excellence Awards every year from 2015 – 2018. As a member of the Advanced College Academy, Katlyn will graduate high school with an associates degree from Reynolds Community College. She has received the National America Miss Virginia Academic Excellence Award. Katlyn is also recognized as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for high schools and two year colleges.
Outside of the classroom, Katlyn is highly involved in school organizations. She is the National English Honors Society Artistic Chairman, the National Art Honors Society Public Affairs Officer, and the National Honors Society Secretary. Katlyn is a Student Ambassador for Powhatan and a Student Lunch Group Assistant. She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. Katlyn is a PHS Medford League Basketball Assistant, and she is involved in the Leftovers Club and Oasis Club. Katlyn was selected to attend the Capital One Leadership Conference. Additionally Katlyn was a National America Miss Virginia State Finalist.
A three sport athlete at Powhatan, Katlyn is a part of the field hockey, basketball and soccer teams. She is a four year member of the Varsity Field Hockey team where she plays as a mid-fielder and has served as a captain. She has been selected for the 1st Team All District and the 2nd Team All Region. Katlyn is also a four year member of the Varsity Soccer team where she plays as a forward and midfielder. She has been named a captain for the team and was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Year. While on the Varsity Basketball team she plays as the shooting guard. Outside of her school athletic career, Katlyn plays for the Richmond Strikers U19 Elite Team.
Giving back to her community is an evident piece of Katlyn’s life. As a part of the field hockey team, she has participated in service cleanup at the Blackhawk Gym. With the basketball team Katlyn has volunteered to work on a Christmas Parade Float. Both athletic teams have put on kids camp, where she served as a counselor. She has been involved in her school’s Santa Breakfast and a Christmas Mother volunteer. Katlyn is volunteer for the Special Olympics and the Medford Basketball League. With the Medford Basketball League, Katlyn has assisted with teaching the skills and fundamentals of basketball to special needs students in her school. Additionally Katlyn has given time to assist with school musicals, community trash pick-up, and with Flat Rock Elementary’s field day.
Katlyn 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 Katlyn! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!