Lexus of Richmond’s week 13 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Peyton Badura of James River High School Center for Leadership and International Relations. She currently has a 4.52 GPA as a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society. She has received a National Society of High School Scholars Award, and Peyton was a Junior Marshall being in the top 25 of her class. She was also the recipient of the James River High School Most Valuable Rapid which was based on outstanding academics, leadership and service.
Having played on James River’s varsity crew team throughout high school, Peyton is currently the captain and has been named the MVP two times. The team competes during all three seasons; fall, winter (indoor), and spring. In 2015, she was named to the National Rowing Association of America. This was an invitation to compete in a National sprint race where she finished 9th in the Nation. Peyton has served on James River’s Leadership Council all four years of school as the International Relations chair, Recruiting Chair and Communications Chair. She has served on the Chesterfield County Youth Services Citizen Board as Chairman of a 42 member board. She is also the founder and president of Project GUDWorks, a club that collects donations then gives the items to local and national charities.
Peyton is the Founder of You’ve Been Asked, which raises money for the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. The initial donor will nominate a neighbor/friend and then the group places a sign in their yard asking them to donate. Having worked through two neighborhoods, the organization has collected $17,500. She founded the Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkin 1 Mile Relay for ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation which has raised $2,500.
Peyton 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 Drive interview to learn more about Peyton! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!