Congratulations to Josh Barlow from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, our week 13 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award!
With a 4.5 GPA, Josh is an accomplished scholar as a National Merit Semifinalist, a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Math, English and German National Honor Societies, an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Spanish Exam medalist. He is also a member of several school clubs, including the Key Club and German Club, a member of Walker Model Congress, and he took a mentorship with Dr. Cheatham at the VCU Sports Medicine Clinic. A well-rounded athlete, Josh has played multiple sports during his high school career, including volleyball, soccer, basketball and swimming. Among other accomplishments, he has excelled in volleyball and soccer in particular: as team captain and team MVP, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region and 2nd Team All-State for his school’s volleyball team, team captain for the Richmond Volleyball Club, and captain of his JV soccer team as well as his Richmond Kickers soccer team in the 9th and 10th grades. Josh has served his community as a Spanish teacher at St. Andrew’s School, a volunteer for Stop Hunger Now, an MFuge Mission Trip participant, a Woodlake UMC Vacation Bible School teacher and a Woodlake UMC Nursery worker. Although he is unsure of which university he will be attending, Josh is interested in going into Sports Medicine.
Josh has won a dinner for two at Fleming’s Steakhouse and is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship. Watch the Fox Richmond – WRLH interview video to learn more about Josh’s great achievements, and check out our Scholarship app on Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!