Lexus of Richmond’s week 3 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Mohini Johri of The Collegiate School. An AP Scholar with Distinction, Mohini scored a 1550 out of 1600 on the SAT test and has a current 4.27 GPA. In 2018 she participated in the Cochrane Summer Economic Institute Internship at Startup Virginia, and she completed an internship with a physician at VCU. Following her research on ‘The Effect of Various Chewing Gum Flavors on the Reduction of Mouth Microbes’, Mohini took 3rd place at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science in 2015. This school year, she received The Collegiate School’s nomination for the Byrd Leadership Scholarship. She has also been acknowledged as a National Merit Commended Scholar in 2018.
An active participant in Collegiate’s community, Mohini has been involved in numerous activities throughout high school. She is currently the Co-President of the Darr -Davis Investment Board as well as the President of the Spanish Club. Mohini is a two year member of the Collegiate Community Council. Since 2017 Mohini has been a peer tutor in chemistry and an admissions tour leader. She served as an ambassador for the International Emerging Leaders Conference put on by Collegiate. Outside of school Mohini participates in piano lessons, classical Indian dance, painting and ceramics.
As a junior Mohini served as a captain to three varsity sports including: cross country, winter track and spring track. She is the current captain of the cross country team in her senior season. Mohini has received honors like the Coaches Award, Spirit Award and the Team Award across the three sports. Mohini was named All-LIS at the 2018 LIS Cross Country Championship. In 2016 she received an Honorable Mention All-State selection for the 4×800 relay. As a junior she was named to the 1st Team All-LIS, 1st Team All-Metro, and All-State Honorable Mention all for the 4×800 relay.
Since 2013 Mohini has been involved in Sportable. This non-profit organization plans various sporting events for people of all ages with disabilities or special needs. As a senior she was selected to lead the Collegiate retreat Community: Challenges and Leadership for the Collegiate seventh graders. Starting in 2017 Mohini is a student helper for the admission department at Collegiate. She has been a member of the Collegiate Community Council and is a volunteer tutor at the Saturday Academy at Oak Grove Bellemeade School.
Mohini 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 Mohini! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!