Lexus of Richmond presents Isabelle Bauer of Cosby High School as our 26th nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Having a 4.45 GPA, she is a member of the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. Isabelle is a member of the National Art Honor Society and is the President for her senior year. She is additionally a three year member of the Beta Club. Isabelle was selected as the Freshman Visual Arts Student of the Year and the Sophomore Visual Arts Student of the Year. In 2018 she was named the Junior Photography Student of the Year. In 2017 Isabelle was selected as the Scholastic Art and Writing, Silver Key Award Recipient.
While in her sophomore year, Isabelle became a published illustrator. Mark Ricketts, the author, contacted Isabelle to have contribute to his book “Socco and Slurpie in PE Class”. She completed her illustrations over a five month time period. This book has since been sold online and locally to the author. In 2017 and 2018 Isabelle was an Assistant Coach for the Westerleigh Warriors Swim Team, and she is currently the Head Coach for the 2019 season.
Since 2016 Isabelle has been a member of the Cosby Varsity Swim Team. She holds 5 school records, those being: 100 Free, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay. For her 2019 senior season, she was a Regional Finalist in the 50 Free (2nd), 100 Back (2nd), 200 Medley Relay (2nd), and 400 Free Relay (1st). After qualifying for five events at States, Isabelle placed on the 100 Free (14th), 200 Medley Relay (14th), and 400 Free Relay (14th). Isabelle was a 2018 State Finalist for the 200 Free Relay (14th) and the 400 Free Relay (14th). She was a 2018 Regional Finalist for the 50 Free (3rd), 100 Free (2nd), 200 Free Relay (3rd), and the 400 Free Relay (1st). Outside of Cosby, Isabelle has been on the Poseidon Swim Team since 2016. She was named their “Breakout Swimmer of the Year” in 2017 and the “Swimmer of the Year” in 2018. Isabelle will be continuing her swim career in the fall as a member of the swim team at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Throughout her high school year, Isabelle has been active in serving her community. She has helped organize blanket and clothing drives during the winter from 2016 – 2019 to aide the Richmond Friends of the Homeless. In 2017 Isabelle fostered 3 kittens through the Henrico Humane Society. To assist with the Grange Hall Elementary School Fall Festival, Isabelle has given her time to face paint and create haunted house props. She has also helped Grange Hall with their Bingo Fundraising Night. Since 2016 Isabelle has helped the Poseidon Swim Team with tracking swim times and awarding ribbons at meets. She is currently creating a recruiting/marketing video for the Poseidon Hanover Swim Team.
Isabelle 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 Isabelle! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!