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!
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.
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 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 sales consultants, technology specialists, service advisors, technicians and managers all recently completed training sessions for the launch of the Brand New vehicle, the Lexus UX! This training session took place over the course of two weeks at the Toyota Training Center in Maryland.
This training included a classroom discussion/question & answer, hands on demonstration of new technology, and comparative driving courses. We were able to drive three competitors’ vehicles in order to understand the UX’s target market. We drove through the city in each vehicle, and then drove through a course set up with extremely tight turns and corners to truly understand how our new vehicle stacks up with the competitors. The easiest to maneuver was of course the UX with its 34.2 foot turning radius.
The technology demonstration was focused on Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. Apple CarPlay is a smarter and safer way to use your phone while driving. The car’s display mirrors your phone screen. By connecting your iPhone, you gain access to your navigation, phonebook to make/receive calls and texts, and all your music. With Amazon Alexa you are essentially gaining an assistant at your fingertips in the vehicle with you. You can ask Alexa to play music, find directions, find traffic info or check the weather. You can even ask her to tell you a joke or to play jeopardy.
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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!
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!
This show-stopper of a car is a Lexus LFA. The LFA is a 2 passenger, rear wheel drive high performance coupe. With it’s 4.8 liter V-10 engine, the LFA can hit 553 horsepower at 8700 rpm. The vehicle is a 6 speed automated manual transmission, and it can go zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
*Only 500 Lexus LFA’s were produced. Production lasted December 2010 – December 2012.