Our week 8 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Isabella Dula of Maggie Walker Governor’s School. With her 5 perfect scores on AP Tests, she is an AP Scholar with Distinction. Isabella currently has a 4.39 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a part of the Italian Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), English Honor Society, and Science Honor Society. In 2016, Isabella received a Gold Medal for the National Italian Exam. Also in 2015, 2016, and 2017, she received a Gold Medal for the National Spanish Exam. Additionally, she has been recognized as a 2018 Commended Student and a 2018 National Hispanic Student in the National Merit Scholarship program.
Currently the team captain, Isabella has been on Maggie Walker’s varsity swim team since 2014. Throughout her high school career, she has taken numerous State Titles individually and on relay teams. She is one of the current 2A Swim & Dive State Champion State Record Holders in the 400 Free Relay. She has also been a part of the 1st place finishers for the 400 Free Relay from 2015 – 2017. In 2015, Isabella took 1st place in the 100 Back and 3rd place for the 200 Free. In 2016, she was the 200 Free Champion and the 200 Free Relay Runner Up. During the 2017 season, she was the Champion of the 200 Medley Relay.
While attending Maggie Walker, Isabella has been active in multiple school organizations. She is a member of the debate team since 2016. Also since 2016, she is a part of the school Italian Club. In 2017, Isabella joined both the Science Club and the Spanish Club. She is a part of the 2018 Math Modeling Team and also participates with the Future Medical Professionals club.
In 2016, Isabella began spending time at the Science Museum of Virginia as a special events volunteer; and in 2017, she became an exhibit interpreter for the museum. She has been a volunteer for the Special Olympics swim meets since 2015. For the current school year, Isabella is a peer math and science tutor at Maggie Walker. Additionally, she has been a volunteer for the Bon Secours Memorial Regional Hospital and for the Henrico County Public Schools.
Isabella 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 Isabella! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!