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 walls 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 the 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!
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. 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!
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!
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.
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!
Lucky the rain from Hurricane Florence held off, and we had a great day for golf! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the course. Our morning round of golfers were competing for the opportunity to win a trip to Pebble Beach to play in their tournament, and the women were competing for the chance to win a trip to Boars Head Resort in Charlottesville.
The course at Independence had 4 opportunities for hole-in-one with the prize being a paid for 2 year lease on a new Lexus! During the afternoon round, we had two Belle Isle tents set up on the course for our participants. The evening wrapped up with some snacks and refreshments during the award ceremony.
Each week will feature one new high school senior student athlete. Every student featured will have been nominated by their respective school officials. The nominees are all qualified individuals who excel in the classroom, in athletics, in extra circulars, and are heavily involved in their community. At the end of the school year, the 30 nominees will be celebrated with a banquet where a winner will be announced, and he or she will receive a $10,000 scholarship!
Lexus of Richmond associates recently traveled to the Toyota Training Center in Maryland for training sessions on the All New 2019 Lexus ES! Over the course of two weeks; sales associates, technology specialists, service advisors, technicians, managers and more attended different sessions to learn about this entirely redesigned vehicle.
This training included a classroom setting for open discussion, hands-on demonstration of new technology and features including Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa, and driving courses.
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