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Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 10 – Katy Werwath

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The 10th nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Katy Werwath of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. With a 4.86 GPA, Katy is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Latin & Science Honor Societies. Having scored a perfect 5 on all six of her AP exams, Katy is an AP Scholar with Distinction. As a junior she received a Gold Medal on the National Latin Exam and the Wellesley Book Award. Katy was selected as a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student during her senior year.

A four year member of the UNICEF Club, Katy has served as the Vice President and the Event Coordinator. She is a founding member of the club, and she helped organize a pen pal program for teens in Makindu Children’s Center (orphanage in Kenya). Since 2012 Katy has participated in John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer programs. Katy attended the Stanford University High School Summer College residential program in 2017 to study Abnormal Psychology and Introduction to Neuroscience. Over the summer of 2018 she was a National Institutes of Health Intern (Generalized Anxiety Disorder Study), and she will return for the summer following her graduation. As a senior Katy is spending time with the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, working on a Juvenile Anxiety Study. Katy is currently working as a VCU Dean’s Early Research Initiative Fellow. While in the College of Engineering, Katy is researching how to best grow blood vessels outside the body for use in coronary artery bypass surgery to treat heart attacks.

As a four year varsity member of Maggie Walker’s tennis team, Katy will be a captain for her senior season. Every year of high school Katy has been seeded in the top 5. Throughout her time on the time Katy has helped lead tennis clinics with her teammates. As a freshman in 2016, the team became 2A Regional Champions. The team became back-to-back 2A State Champions in 2017 and 2018 during Katy’s sophomore and junior seasons.

During her time in high school Katy has been involved in various community service projects around RVA. Over the summer of 2016 Katy participated in a Proper Walk through Great Rift Valley in Kenya. She visited Makindu Children’s Center then walked 120 miles over 10 days. This walk raised $5,000 for medical, educational, and nutritional support for the orphaned children. Since her sophomore year, Katy has volunteered for the Democratic Party of Virginia. She has assisted with the Northam gubernatorial campaign and the Spanberger congressional campaign. For three years Katy spent time with Hands On RVA at the Goochland Food Pantry, Richmond Public Schools Teacher Store, and the Church Hill urban garden.

Katy 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 Katy! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24 Leadership Award Week 9 – Elby Omohundro

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 9 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Elby Omohundro of St. Christopher’s School. With his current 4.2 GPA, Elby has received high honors every semester while attending St. Chris. He is on the Double Accelerated Math Track, meaning; Elby completed the AP Calculus AB course as a sophomore and the AP Calculus BC course as a junior. He was chosen by St. Chris faculty for the West Point Book Award and attended the US Military Academy Summer Leadership Experience in 2018.

While attending St. Chris, Elby was selected in 2017 for the Harold M. Marsh Sr. Connections Institute. He has held the position of School Chairperson for the program since junior year. Elby has been involved in the school’s Missionary Society and the Student Ambassador Program. He has been a member of the Robotics Team since 2016. A member of the Saints for Social Justice since 2016, he is currently a Co-Head for his senior year. As a senior, Elby is a member of the Captain’s Counsel where every team captain meets to discuss various schools events or related topics.

Upon graduation, Elby will have 5 seasons of Varsity Track, both indoor and outdoor. He has been selected as a captain for both teams for his senior year. In 2017 the team won both the indoor and outdoor State Championships. Elby is also an individual 2x State Champ for the triple jump and the high jump. He is a 4x Prep League Championship MVP and a 3x State Championship MVP. Over the years, Elby has had 27 top 6 finishes at State Championship meets. He has gone on to compete at 6 National Championships for the decathlon, the triple jump, and the long jump. After being recruited by 30 colleges as a decathlete, Elby has decided to compete for the University of Virginia.

Over his high school years, Elby has participated in various community service projects. Since 2016 he has volunteered for Caritas in Richmond. He has also volunteered with the Hanover Humane Society. In 2017 Elby began spending time as a volunteer coach for the Robious Bucs Youth Football team, which he is still presently coaching. Also in 2017 he co-founded Run the World. This is non-profit organization collects gently used athletic shoes and donates to those in need.

Elby 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 Elby! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 8 – Sally Snead

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Our week 8 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship at Lexus of Richmond is Sally Snead of Trinity Episcopal School. Having a current GPA of 4.5, Sally has been on the Honor Roll consistently throughout 2015, 2016 and 2017. She has also been on the Headmaster’s List from 2015-2017. In 2017 Sally received the William and Mary Leadership Award. Additionally in 2017 she was recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for the All Academic Squad – Scholar of Distinction.

During her time at Trinity, Sally has participated in several activities and organizations. She served as the Junior Class President. She has been involved with the Science Society and the Latin Club. Sally participates with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Operation Smile Club, and the FOCUS Club. She is also a member of the Bucket Squad which supports Trinity’s sports teams at their games. As a Trail Guide member, Sally will provide support or guidance for new students at the school. She is also a STAR Tour Guide where gives hour long tours of the campus to prospective families.

As a member of Trinity’s Field Hockey team, Sally has been recognized for numerous achievements. In 2017 she was chosen for the 2nd Team All Metro and the All LIS Team. Also in 2017 she finished the season 2nd in scoring and 1st in assists. For the 2018 season she was named a captain, and is the leading goal scorer while 2nd in assists. The Richmond Times Dispatch named Sally a Top 5 Player to Watch following her 2017 selection for the US Field Hockey U-16 Junior Olympics. From 2016-2018 Sally has been listed on the US Field Hockey Top 100 2019’s. Sally will be continuing to play field hockey for William and Mary following her sophomore year commitment to their team.

Having extensive experience in athletics, Sally has spent time as a coach for the Panthers United Field Hockey Club and for the Stars of Tomorrow Field Hockey and Lacrosse Camps. Sally serves as a referee for a recreational hockey league in the RVA area. She has volunteered for the SPCA where she works PetsMart site adoptions by cleaning cages and writing adoption cards. Sally has given her time to an after school program at St. Andrew’s School. She has also taken time to volunteer for both the Special Olympics 1 Mile Fun Run and the Miles for Smiles Color Run.

Sally 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 Sally! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 7 – Narmeen Rashid

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 7 nominee for the Leadership Award scholarship is Narmeen Rashid of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. With a current 4.72 GPA, Narmeen has scored a 1540 out of 1600 on the SAT exam and perfect scores of 800 on the SAT Math 2 and SAT Chemistry 2. Additionally she has earned 6 perfect AP scores, making her an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Science HS, French HS, and Mu Alpha Theta. In 2018 Narmeen was named the History Student of the Year and earned the Jefferson Book Award. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Silver Presidential Service Award, and Narmeen is currently a National Merit Semifinalist.

Throughout her 4 years at Maggie Walker, Narmeen has participated in a wide range of clubs and activities. She is a four year member of the school’s Honor Council. She is in her second year of the School Advisory Committee. As a freshman, Narmeen founded the school’s UNICEF Club and is the Co-President currently. She is also a member of the Future Medical Professionals Club where she serves as the Co-President. As a senior, she is a Co-President of the Model UN. Sophomore year Narmeen founded the school’s Baking Club and serves as a Co-President. Other involvement includes the Arabic Club, Bhangra Club and Piano Lessons. Outside of Maggie Walker, Narmeen has completed an research internship at the University of Iowa in a Pharmacology Lab.

Narmeen has played Varsity Tennis since freshman year. Every season she has played number 2 singles and number 1 doubles. She served as the 2018 captain. As a freshman and sophomore, Narmeen was the 2A State Singles Runner-Up and the 2A State Doubles Champion. In 2018 as a junior she was the State Doubles Runner-Up. The Maggie Walker team is the 2A
State Champion for both 2017 and 2018.

Over the last dew years Narmeen has put forth her time to numerous service projects including leading a charity fashion show which raised over $1,600 for Charity: Water. This effort included sewing over 35 articles of clothing, coordinating logistics, gathering volunteers and marketing. During her senior year, Narmeen will take on the role of Director of Charitable Giving for the 22nd Governor’s School Model UN Conference. She will be responsible for the fundraising of $10,000 by March of 2019. She has also spent over 200 hours as a Bon Secours St. Francis Patient Response Volunteer. Other organizations she’s spent time with include: the Autism Society of Central Virginia, the Susan G Komen Teen Advisory Board, UNOS 5K, and Habitat for Humanity.

Narmeen 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 Narmeen! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 6 – Eve Maddock

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 6 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Eve Maddock of Saint Gertrude High School. With her current 4.49 GPA, Eve has received two perfect scores on final AP exams and a 33 out of 36 on the ACT test. She has received recognition from Saint Gertrude for her achievements in various subjects with the Spanish, Geometry, English Department Awards (5 awards in total). Eve has also been selected by the school for the Cultural Arts Award and twice for the Presidential Service Award. As a sophomore Eve received the National Spanish Exam Gold Award. As a junior Eve was awarded the Harvard Book Award and Saint Michael’s College Book Award and Scholarship.

During Eve’s time at Saint Gertrude she has participated in a number of activities. Freshman year she joined the World Language Club; now as a fourth year member, she is the group’s President. Eve is a member of the Model General Assembly and a Student Cooperative Representative. As a sophomore she was the Class Secretary and Treasurer. Beginning junior year Eve is a peer tutor for Spanish and math. Eve is a student ambassador coordinator where she gives tours to perspective students. She has also been involved in SPAAP (Spreading Positive Attitudes Among Peers) and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).

While attending Saint Gertrude, Eve has been a member of the volleyball teams since freshman year. As a freshman she was named the JV MVP, and she then followed up as the JV captain during her sophomore season. She is now in her second year on the Varsity team where she plays as a setter. With the JV basketball team, Eve was named the MVP in 9th grade and served as captain in 10th. She has also been on the Varsity basketball team since 10th grade. She plays as a guard, and was selected for the Most Improved Player Award. During her freshman and sophomore year, Eve ran on the Varsity track team. Both seasons she was named MVP.

Over the last few years, Eve has volunteered her time for worthy organizations. She has spent time with the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps. Eve has volunteered to help run a summer coding camp at Saint Gertrude. Following a trip to Haiti with a few classmates, Eve started a campaign to benefit the girls campus of an orphanage in Hinche, Haiti. To read more about her experience, click here.

Eve 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 Eve! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s Leadership Award Week 5 – Joe Beck

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 5 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Joe Beck of St. Christopher’s School. Having a current GPA of 4.6, Joe scored a perfect score of 1600 on the SAT exam. He has received 4 perfect scores on final AP exams making him an AP Scholar with Distinction. Joe ended sophomore and junior year with the top GPA of his class. He was inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society following 10th grade. Joe has received accolades including the Harvard Book Award and being St Chris’ Jefferson Scholar nominee. He is also a National Merit Semifinalist.

Throughout his time at St. Christopher’s, Joe has been involved in numerous clubs and organizations. Joe is a co-founder and co-president of the Investment Club at St. Chris. Since his sophomore year this group has focused on basic personal finance and investment strategies, and they manage a $10k portfolio together. Joe is in his 2nd year as a Peer Advisor to the freshmen as a way to help the transition into high school. He is currently in his 3rd year of the Quiz Bowl Team where Joe is serving as the captain, and the group will compete on Battle of the Brains. In the summer of 2018 Joe held an internship with Lawton Park Capital Management where he worked with an analyst to research stocks and develop an investment thesis plus make stock recommendations.

A four year member of the Cross Country team, Joe is a two year captain. In 2017 the team competed and won several titles including: Pole Green XC Classic Champions (small school varsity division), Fork Union Cross Country Invitational Champions, Prep League Champions, and the VISAA Division 1 State Champions. In 2018 Joe finished the Pole Green XC Classic in 4th place. Joe has been a starter on the Varsity Tennis team since 10th grade, and will be a captain as a senior. In 2016 the team won the Prep League Championship. He is also a member of the Indoor Track team where in 2016 and 2017, they won the Prep League Championship and the State Championship in 2016.

Joe is certainly no stranger to giving time to his community. He has spent roughly 30 hours volunteering for FeedMore: an organization that delivers food/meals to those in need in the Central Virginia area. He has also spent 20-25 hours of time with classmates volunteering in Richmond’s East End. Through his time as a Boy Scout, Joe worked on numerous community service projects. Most impressive on this list would be his Eagle Scout Project. He spent over 55 hours of diligent planning and working to restore an outdoor classroom and learning garden at Greenfield Elementary School.

Joe 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 Joe! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 4 – Walker Barkstrom

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Our week 4 nominee for the Lexus Leadership Award at Lexus of Richmond is Walker Barkstrom of Douglas Freeman High School. Walker is currently ranked first in a class of 393 students with a 4.62 GPA. On the ACT exam he received a perfect score of 36, and he scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Chemistry exam. Having completed 9 AP courses Walker scored a perfect 5 on every final AP exam. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, and Mu Alpha Theta. As a junior, Walker received the Centre College Fellow Award for Academic Distinction and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for the Study of Science and Mathematics.

At the beginning of his junior year, Walker joined the Freeman Scholastic Bowl Team. The team was competing with three brand new members, and they went on to win the 2018 Battle of the Brains and the 2018 Regional Championship. The group went on to take 3rd at the VHSL State Championship. Walker is currently a counselor at Passages Adventure Camp where he concentrates on rock climbing instruction. Following an injury to his hand while rock climbing, Walker began researching potential cures to his ligament damage and cartilage damage. This  sparked interest in medical research has now lead to the creation of his own academic blog.

Since climbing at Peak Experiences, Walker has become a part of the Competitive Climbing Team. In 2015 he was the Regional Champion in Bouldering which is a specific discipline in climbing. This is the climbing of a smaller formation or wall without the use of ropes or a harness. In 2016 he competed in the Bouldering National Competition. Walker has also competed at the Dominion Riverrock Boulder Bash Competition.

During his high school years Walker has volunteered with the Anna Julia Cooper School. This is an independent private school which provides full tuition to students of “limited economic resources” from Richmond’s East End. Additionally through the help of his boss at Passages Adventure Camp, Walker is now the founder and operator of a Climbing Cooperative Program at the Anna Julia Cooper School.

Walker 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 Walker! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 3 – Mohini Johri

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 3 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Mohini Johri of The Collegiate School. An AP Scholar with Distinction, Mohini scored a 1550 out of 1600 on the SAT test and has a current 4.27 GPA. In 2018 she participated in the Cochrane Summer Economic Institute Internship at Startup Virginia, and she completed an internship with a physician at VCU. Following her research on ‘The Effect of Various Chewing Gum Flavors on the Reduction of Mouth Microbes’, Mohini took 3rd place at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science in 2015. This school year, she received The Collegiate School’s nomination for the Byrd Leadership Scholarship. She has also been acknowledged as a National Merit Commended Scholar in 2018.

An active participant in Collegiate’s community, Mohini has been involved in numerous activities  throughout high school. She is currently the Co-President of the Darr -Davis Investment Board as well as the President of the Spanish Club. Mohini is a two year member of the Collegiate Community Council. Since 2017 Mohini has been a peer tutor in chemistry and an admissions tour leader. She served as an ambassador for the International Emerging Leaders Conference put on by Collegiate. Outside of school Mohini participates in piano lessons, classical Indian dance, painting and ceramics.

As a junior Mohini served as a captain to three varsity sports including: cross country, winter track and spring track. She is the current captain of the cross country team in her senior season. Mohini has received honors like the Coaches Award, Spirit Award and the Team Award across the three sports. Mohini was named All-LIS at the 2018 LIS Cross Country Championship. In 2016 she received an Honorable Mention All-State selection for the 4×800 relay. As a junior she was named to the 1st Team All-LIS, 1st Team All-Metro, and All-State Honorable Mention all for the 4×800 relay.

Since 2013 Mohini has been involved in Sportable. This non-profit organization plans various sporting events for people of all ages with disabilities or special needs. As a senior she was selected to lead the Collegiate retreat Community: Challenges and Leadership for the Collegiate seventh graders. Starting in 2017 Mohini is a student helper for the admission department at Collegiate. She has been a member of the Collegiate Community Council and is a volunteer tutor at the Saturday Academy at Oak Grove Bellemeade School.

Mohini 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 Mohini! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 2 – Eliza Woodfin

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 2 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Eliza Woodfin of St. Catherine’s School.With her current 4.23 GPA, Eliza has been on the Honor Roll or Head’s List every semester of high school. Eliza was recognized by the NFCA as an All American Scholar Athlete as a freshman and sophomore. In 2017 Eliza participated in the Ivy League Parent Teen Business Program at Harvard Business School, and she was involved in the Girl’s Advancing in STEM conference at Stanford. Recently Eliza was selected for Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Dean’s Leadership Award which is given to the top students in the program.

In her time at St. Catherine’s Eliza has been involved in numerous activities and organizations. In 2017 she founded the school’s Chemistry Club. She has been a member of the Chinese Club since 2015, and she received recognition for the Youth Chinese Test 3 years in a row. From 2015 through 2017 Eliza was also a Student Ambassador for her school.

Eliza has been a member of the indoor and outdoor track, cross country and softball teams while attending St. Catherine’s. On the indoor track team since 2016 Eliza is a captain for her senior season. In 2018 she was chosen for the All Metro 1st Team and received an All State Honorable Mention. Eliza joined the outdoor track team in 2018 and earned a spot on the All Metro 1st Team. Additionally in 2018 both the indoor and outdoor track teams won the LIS and State Championships. Outside of her school career, Eliza is a competitive skier on the Wintergreen Race Team. A part of this racing team since 2008, she traveled with the group to Austria in 2015 and 2017 for extended summer training.

As a member of First Presbyterian Church, Eliza assists a fellow member family with sextuplets get to and from church every week. She has also been a preschool summer camp teacher at her church. She has spent time volunteering for organizations such as the Hilliard House, Caritas and Shalom Farms. In 2017 Eliza volunteered at iCan Shine Organization, and helped disabled children learn to ride bicycles.

Eliza 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 Eliza! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond’s 24th Leadership Award Week 1 – Lisa Qin

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We are excited to kick off our 24th Annual Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award nominees with Lisa Qin of Maggie Walker Governor’s School. Lisa currently has GPA of 4.67, and she scored a 1580 out of a possible 1600 on the SATs. Additionally she has received 4 perfect scores on AP tests. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, English NHS, and the American Sign Language NHS. Lisa is also the Co-President of the Science NHS and the Co-Secretary of Mu Alpha Theta. In 2018 Lisa received a Gold Medal for the National Spanish Exam. She has also received the Virginia Dental Association Research Award. Lisa was a finalist for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Lisa was the Grand Prize Winner for the Metro Richmond Science Fair.

Since sophomore year, Lisa has been involved in student government as the Class of 2019 Treasurer at Maggie Walker. In 2018 Lisa completed a Medical Science internship with VCU. Throughout all four years of high school, Lisa has been in the Model UN where she has served as the Committee Chair.  She is also a member of Maggie Walker’s Spanish Club (2018-2019 Treasurer) and the RAMPS Club (2018-2019 Club Secretary). Other involvement includes the ASL Club, the HACK Club and writing for Maggie Walker’s Literary Magazine.

A varsity golf team member since freshman year, Lisa has served as a captain. She received the coaches award in 2015. She qualified for the VHSL Golf State Championship in 2016, and in 2017 she finished in the top 20. Outside of golf, Lisa is also a four year member of the varsity basketball team and a two year captain.

Over the years Lisa has been involved in various service projects. She has given time to fundraise for charities through the Model UN and as a student ambassador. She has volunteered with the Cub Scouts of America Cardinal Day Camps. Lisa has even worked with the Richmond Friends of the Homeless Food Distribution and the Making a Miracle Stories Animal Adoption.

Lisa 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 Lisa! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!