Lexus of Richmond’s Pursuit of Perfection Award continues into its fourth week, and this week’s nominee is Michael Benos from the Maggie Walker Governor’s School. Because of his 4.54 GPA, he is a member of the National Honors Society, as well as the Spanish, English, Science and Math Honors Societies. His primary sport is tennis, in which he is the Co-Captain for the varsity team at Maggie Walker. He also plays recreational soccer, and enjoys being in the Ultimate Frisbee Club. His other extra-curriculars include being a Virginia Aerospace and Technology Scholar, a Mission Manager and Peer Mentor, and a Virginia Space Coast Scholar. He is also very involved in the Forensics Team, Model Congress, and Spanish Club. He hopes to attend MIT, the University of Virginia, and many other prestigious schools.
His outreach into the community involves mentoring many groups of high-school students. He founded the Hispanic Outreach and Language Assistance Club (HOLA), and he works with and mentors a First Lego League at schools in the Richmond area. He is also a Robotics Team Class Mentor, for the Math Science Innovation Center.
Michael 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, and the Driven to Perfection interview on www.lexusofrichmond.com/driventoperfection to learn more about Michael’s great achievements. Also check out Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!