Lexus of Richmond’s week 8 Leadership Award nominee is Claire Andress from The Collegiate School. She has received an AP Scholar Award and has been selected twice to participate in Collegiate School’s International Emerging Leaders Conference. In 2015, she was selected for UVA Advance. Claire was also chosen for an AP Spanish class in Cadiz, Spain.
Playing pitcher and 1st base, Claire has been on Collegiate’s Varsity Softball team all four years of high school and a captain for junior and senior year. After her freshman season, she was named Softball Rookie of the Year. In 2015 and 2016, she was the Defensive Player of the Year. For her sophomore season, she was selected for the All-State 2nd Team, and after her junior year, Claire was named to the All-State 1st Team. Other school organizations Claire participates in include: Spanish Club, Interact Club and Ceramics Club. She manages the junior-senior female mentorship program and is a journalist for the school online newsletter, The Match.
Claire has served as a student coach for the RiverCats softball program, and she has volunteered for the Faison School for Autism during their summer classes at the Collegiate School. Other organizations she spends time with are RAMPS; Ramp Access Made Possible by Students, and CARE; Collegiate Animal Rescue Effort.
Claire 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 Claire! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!