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Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 12 – Gwin Sinnott

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Gwin Sinnott of the Collegiate School is Lexus of Richmond’s week 12 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. In 2015, she was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Squad. She previously was selected to the IELC, an international conference, as a Junior Ambassador; and she was chosen for the IEL, an international conference in Mexico City, as America’s Senior Ambassador.

She has been on Collegiate’s varsity lacrosse team all four years of high school in the midfield. The team was the 2014 LIS Champion. She has been named to the All Metro Team, the All LIS Team, and First Team All State for lacrosse. She was her team’s MVP in 2016. Gwin has also played varsity field hockey all throughout high school playing midfield and defense. The team was the 2013 VISSA state champion. Gwin has been involved in Collegiate’s Community Service Council where she served as a class representative as a freshman and sophomore, and now she is the council’s secretary since junior year.

For 9th -12th grade, Gwin has been a part of Collegiate’s Community Council which promotes community service events as a chance for other students to participate. She volunteers for Geronimo Lacrosse to coach 1st – 6th grade girls. Gwin is also a part of 100 4 100 in Richmond. The organization raises money for inner city kids. Around Christmas time, those kids are able to go shopping with their $100 with the help of an organization member.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 11 – James Armstrong

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 11 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is James Armstrong of St. Christopher’s School. He is currently ranked in the top 5 of his graduating class with a 4.5 GPA. James is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Commended Scholar. He is also St. Christopher’s nominee for the Morehead Scholarship.

James has been on St. Chris’ varsity wrestling team throughout high school and is now team captain. In his junior season, he received an All State Honorable Mention. He is also a part of the  track and field team where he runs the 300 and 110 hurdles and the pole vault. An avid musician, James began playing piano at five years old. This past summer, he attended the Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts. In January 2017, he will be competing in the Piano Concerto for the Richmond Symphony.

Over the summer of 2015, James participated with his church for a mission trip to Haiti. While there, the group worked to build a home and assist with medical care. Earlier in 2016, St. Christopher’s put together a service trip to New Orleans, and James worked on this a well by helping rebuild and clean up areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. He has also been involved with other organizations such as Caritas and Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.

James 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 Leadership Drive interview to learn more about James! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 10 – Sarah Lim

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Sarah Lim of Douglas Southall Freeman High School is Lexus of Richmond’s week 10 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Having a current GPA of 4.38, she is an AP Scholar with Distinctions. Sarah is a member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta.

For over 15 years, Sarah has been taking dance lessons in various styles. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary, and modern. Currently she trains 12 hours a week at  Encore Dance Studio. In 2014 and 2015 she was the Runner-Up for the Hall-of-Fame Regional Senior Soloist in jazz. In school, Sarah has been her class secretary for her junior and senior year. She was a founding member of her school’s Ethics Bowl team and the State Champion in 2016. She is a member and co-founder of Douglas Freeman’s Model United Nations.

In August 2014, Sarah traveled to Cartago, Costa Rica where she worked at the Orosi Elementary School to help teach the children English. While there she also helped to repair the classrooms. Additionally, she has spent time in Danville and Appalachia to help repair homes of the elderly and disabled as well as those who can afford their repairs.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 9 – Jillian Butler

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 9 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Jillian Butler from Clover Hill High School. She is currently ranked in the top 1% of her class with a 4.8 GPA. During sophomore year, Jillian was named the French Student of the Year and the Math/Science Exemplary Student of the Year. Junior year, she received the honor of AP Biology Student of the Year and was inducted into the National Honor Society.

On the Clover Hill Swim Team, Jillian is currently the team captain and has received the the Coaches Award for Leadership. She also swims for Poseidon and Woodland Pond Swim Team. For Woodland, she is the team record holder in the 50 free, 50 breast and 100 IM, and the league record holder in the 50 breaststroke. She has also played for Clover Hill’s varsity soccer team all 4 years of school where she has accumulated multiple awards and is currently a captain of the team. In other areas of school, Jillian attended Girls State in 11th grade. She is a member of the school’s French Club and Key Club. During 9th and 10th grade she participated in VCU’s Medical Career Explorers.

Jillian has spent her time volunteering for Special Olympics of Virginia for their swim meets for all four years of high school, and she has also volunteered as a coach for the Woodland Pond Swim Team. She has been a school tutor throughout high school as well. Jillian has also spent time with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, March of Dimes and the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 8 – Claire Andress

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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!

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 7 – Daniel Jovin

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Daniel Jovin of Maggie Walker Governor’s School is Lexus of Richmond’s week 7 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. In 2015, he was inducted into the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, and the Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society. Earlier in 2016, Daniel became an AP Scholar with Honors.

As a member of the varsity soccer team since freshman year, Daniel in now currently the team captain for Maggie Walker. Playing as a defender, he was named to the All Conference Team and the AA East All Region Team during his junior year. He has also been on the Richmond Kickers Elite teams as a defender every year of high school. In other areas of school, Daniel is a founding member of Maggie Walker’s engineering club. He was his class Treasurer in 9th and 10th grade, and he has been on the school debate team since freshman year.

He has been involved in multiple organizations including Relay for Life as a volunteer during sophomore and junior year. During 10th grade, Daniel was a volunteer for the Children’s Museum of Richmond. From 2013-2015, he spent 105 hours volunteering for the Richmond SPCA. And over the past two summers, Daniel volunteered around 290 hours with the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 6 – Tatum Kendall

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Lexus of Richmond’s Leadership Award Scholarship nominee is Tatum Kendall of Deep Run High School. With a 4.2 GPA, during her junior year, Tatum was inducted into her school’s National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the Beta Honor Roll Society.

Having been on the team all four years of high school, Tatum has been the varsity volleyball captain since 10th grade and voted the most valuable player during her junior year. She received many accolades while on the team such as: All District Team, Honorable Mention in 9th grade and All Region, Honorable Mention in 10th grade. During 10th and 11th grade, she was named to the All Conference, First Team. Also during her junior year, she was a part of the All Region, Second Team. Outside of athletics, Tatum has been involved in numerous clubs as well as student government throughout all four years of school. She was her class President in 9th and 10th grade, the student body Vice President in 11th grade, and currently the student body President.

She has been active in multiple diverse, worthy causes. Tatum was recently the co-chair for Pink-Out, a Susan G. Komen fundraiser. Raising money for breast cancer research, the group collected over $3,200. In 2015, she was a volunteer volleyball coach for low income children at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. She also volunteered at the YMCA as a summer camp counselor.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 5 – Tanner Hood

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Tanner Hood from Saint Christopher’s School is Lexus of Richmond’s Leadership Award week 5 nominee. Ranked in the top 5 of his class, he has a current GPA of 4.5 and has received high honors every year in school. In 2015, he finished the National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude, and he received an AP Scholar Award in 2016. At the end of junior year, Tanner was awarded the West Point Leadership Award after receiving the faculty vote.

After transferring to St. Christopher for sophomore year, Tanner is now in his third year on the varsity wrestling team. Currently the team captain, he is the 2016 VISAA State Champion 160lbs and the 2016 Prep League Wrestling Champion 160lbs. Also in 2016 he was chosen for the All-Prep, All State and 2nd Team All-Metro Wrestling teams. Other school organizations Tanner takes part in include chess and philosophy club. He was chosen for the English 10, a book analysis program, which is reserved for the top ten English students.

Volunteer work for Tanner includes: taking part in Operation Christmas Child and helping with Vacation Bible School for Parkway Baptist Church. He is also involved in Caritas Homeless Ministry and Feed My Starving Children. Other the past summer, he was a volunteer for Camp Jaycee for individuals with special needs. And previously, he spent time playing piano for the Brandermill Woods Retirement Community.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 4 – Will Michael

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Will Michael of the Trinity Episcopal School is Lexus of Richmond’s Leadership Award week 4 nominee. Currently with a GPA of 4.16, he is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, which is one of the most rigid academic programs worldwide. He is the only three sport varsity athlete at Trinity who is also a full IB Diploma Candidate.

In his 4 years playing varsity football, Will has started every game and has been named a 3-time All State Kicker. Trinity is currently the back-to-back State Champions. Similarly on the baseball team, Will has played 3 years on the varsity team and started every game, and he is expected to do the same in his last season. During his junior season, Will was named to the All-Prep League and voted his team MVP. Outside of sports, Will is involved in Trinity’s Book Club, Yoga Club where he is a Co-President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the Battle of the Brains.

He has been a volunteer head coach for the St. Michael’s Basketball Association for co-ed elementary aged children. Last year the team he coached won the championship game during overtime. He has also volunteered for CARITAS and his church’s Vacation Bible School.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 3 – Summer Owens

image11Lexus of Richmond’s Leadership Award week 3 nominee is Summer Owens from The Steward School. Having an overall GPA of a 4.7, Summer has been on the Headmaster’s List: Straight A Honor Roll for all three years of high school. During her junior year, she was selected as one of 18 students worldwide to participate in Brown University’s Pre College Program.

Being a member of the Varsity Cross Country Team all four years of high school, Summer has been the MVP twice and a Team Captain since 10th grade. Throughout high school, she has also been on the Varsity Soccer Team; a Co-MVP in 10th grade and a Co-Captain since junior year. In other areas of Steward, Summer is currently serving her second year as the Class of 2017’s Secretary. She is an admissions advisor, leading tours of the school for prospective parents and students. As a member of the Honor Council, Summer was the Vice President in 11th grade and is now the President for senior year.

Summer has been involved in multiple organizations in the community. She has helped organize and chaperone a Homecoming Dance for the Faison School. She took part in a fundraiser: the Special Olympics Bowl-A-Thon. Throughout high school, Summer has been a camp counselor at Richmond SPCA to help kids expand their knowledge on animals and future careers with animals.

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