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Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 17 – Alexis Hawbaker

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 17 nominee for the Leadership Award is Alexis Hawbaker from Cosby High School. Currently ranked 5th in her class with a 4.83 GPA, she is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Science National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. As a junior, she received AP Academic Awards for both United States History and Biology as well as the Dartmouth Book Award. As a sophomore, Alexis attended the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, and she was chosen to attend the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit. During her third year, Alexis was nominated for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence as well as being selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at Harvard.

While attending Cosby, Alexis has been a member of the Cross Country team since freshman year. Her time on the team however, has been plagued with injury. During her 9th grade year, Alexis spent the whole season in the pool training and working through injuries. She came out just in time to run in the championship meets and then States. As a sophomore, she had knee surgery, and then as a junior Alexis ran half the season before coming upon a foot injury. Finally as a sophomore, she was unable to compete due to foot surgery. Throughout the adversity, Alexis has received Varsity Awards in school and was even named to the top 100 runners in the state as a freshman. Additionally, she was selected as a junior to represent the USA cross country team in Australia, however she was unable to compete due to her injuries.

Active in her school and church community, Alexis has been involved in multiple groups and organizations through her high school career. She is a four year member of Cosby’s Health Occupations Students of America club and a three year member of the TGIF (Christian Fellowship) Club. She has also been in Legacy Club as well as Beta Club while in school. At Commonwealth Chapel, Alexis is an active participant in the youth group and the student leadership team.

Alexis has participated in numerous activities in her community including mission trips in Virginia where she helped renovate homes for the needy and elderly. She also volunteers in the children’s ministry at her church. She has been a volunteer/shadow for physical therapists at the CJW Sports Medicine at the Boulders. Recently, Alexis began shadowing a home health physical therapist. Previously she was a tour guide for the Health Science Specialty Center as well as a crutch/mentor for them.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Nominee Week 16 – Addie Nash

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Lexus of Richmond presents our Leadership Award Scholarship week 16 nominee Addie Nash from Trinity Episcopal School. Having been on the Headmaster’s List every quarter of high school, she currently has a 4.875 GPA. She is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate. Addie is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society as well as Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society). As a junior, Addie was named a Junior Honor Usher which is comprised of the top 10 in the class.

Playing for Trinity, Addie is a 4 year Varsity Field Hockey player as well as a 4 year Varsity Lacrosse player. Along with the field hockey team, she is a four time LIS Champion and a one time VISAA State Champion. Playing as a midfielder, she was the captain during her senior season. Her accolades include being named to the 1st Team All State as a senior and the 2nd Team All State as a junior, both for field hockey. Within Trinity’s team, she was selected as the Best Offensive player. Additionally, she was chosen for the NFHCA National Academic Squad for field hockey and the US Lacrosse All Academic Squad. Beyond her accolades, Addie has committed to play Field Hockey for the University of Richmond next school year.

During her time at Trinity, Addie has been a part of the student government as a secretary throughout all four years. Addie is a also a member of the Student Conduct Committee which is a small group of juniors and seniors as well as a couple teachers at Trinity. The students in this group are chosen as representatives by other members of their class. Additionally, she is a member of the Field Hockey Club, Spirit Club,  and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at school.

Never one to shy away from giving her time, Addie has been involved in numerous community service projects. She has gone on a mission trip to Jamaica and volunteered for Caritas. She has fostered puppies from Richmond Animal League, typically receiving three puppies at a time. Addie has volunteered at Children’s Garden Preschool Camp as well as Miles for Smiles. She has made and given out snacks at Anna Julia Cooper. And at trinity, Addie is a tour guide to both prospective and transfer students.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 15 – Camryn MacAleese

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 15 nominee for the Leadership Award is Camryn MacAleese from Deep Run High School. She is in the top 10% of her class with a current 4.39 GPA. She is a member of both the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, the Math National Honor Society. Camryn scored a 1480 on the SATs, a 740 out of 800 on the SAT Math II, and a 33 out of 36 on the ACTs.

While attending Deep Run, Camryn has played three years of Varsity Lacrosse as an attacker as well as 3 years of Varsity Field Hockey. With the field hockey team, Camryn was the captain for her senior season. Playing as a forward, she led the team in goals and assists during her junior year. As a senior she led the team in goals and was second in assists. In 2016 and 2017, Camryn was named to the first team all metro in 2016 and 2017; she was also named to the second team all region in 2017 for her efforts on the team.

Outside of school, Camryn in heavily involved in Girl Scouts. She became a member as a kindergartener and has received her bronze, silver and gold award. She also has participated in over five years of club field hockey and tournaments through the Richmond Strikers. At Deep Run, she is a member of the FCCLA. Through this club, she has been a teacher intern at Shady Grove Elementary for two years. Camryn is a council member of the Deep Run Mentor Club. This group mentors freshman and new students to the school; as a council member, she is one of seven leaders in charge of twenty-one mentors.

To help earn her Girl Scouts Gold Award, Camryn assisted the Glen Allen Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This organization not only provides literacy support, but also helps residents in subsidized housing provide Christmas gifts for their children. Camryn developed a website to help automate/simplify the sign up process for both the donors and recipients. She has also volunteered as a field hockey coach and referee for the YMCA. With the Shadycats Field Hockey Club, she has spent time as a coach, referee and mentor for the last two years since its inception.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 13 – Maddie Goff

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 13 nominee for the Leadership Award is Maddie Goff of Goochland High School. As a member of the National, Math and History Honor Societies, she is ranked at the top of the class with a 4.714 GPA and has consistently been on the Principal’s List for A Honor Roll. As a senior, Maddie was named a recipient of the UVA Jefferson Book Award, and she received the ECCHO Award from the Goochland School District. During her sophomore year, she was selected for both the HOBY Leadership Seminar at JMU and the Science and Technology Camp at Harvard.

Having played on Goochland’s Varsity Volleyball team all four years of school, Maddie was a two time captain. In 2015, the team won the 2A State Championship. As a junior, she was chosen for the first team all conference and the second team all region. Maddie is also a four year member of the Varsity Soccer team at Goochland. Freshman year she pulled double duty on both the JV and Varsity team, serving as a captain of the JV team. During 10th grade, the team made it to the 2A State Semifinals. Maddie has received various awards for soccer including, most improved, first team all conference, and second team all region.

Active in her school, Maddie has involved in numerous groups and clubs. As a junior, she was the Vice President of the Math Honor Society. She has participated in groups such as Young Life, Kolor Me Katie 5k Club and Ultimate Frisbee Club. She is a three year member of the French Club as well as a two time treasurer for the club. Additionally, Maddie was the Junior Class President and currently the Senior Class President.

Maddie has volunteered for numerous organizations throughout high school. Through Byrd Presbyterian Church, she has helped feed the homeless as well as assisted with breakfast for first responders. Maddie helped with a Christmas party at the Meadows Nursing Home, GYAA events, and picked up trash at the Richmond Raceway. She has taken photographs for the Goochland Pet Lovers Silent Auction Catalog. Additionally, Maddie has put her volleyball skills to use by volunteering at the Parks and Rec Volleyball Camp and the Goochland Middle School Volleyball Camp.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 12 – Nate Welles

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Our week 12 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Nate Welles of Atlee High School. With a current 4.56 GPA, he is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish and Latin Honor Societies. He is a full International Baccalaureate student. Nate is a member of the BETA Club and a Hanover Scholar. He received a biology award for academic excellence and was nominated as a Junior Marshall.

Nate is a 4 year Varsity Cross Country, a 4 year Varsity Indoor Track, and a 3 year Varsity Outdoor Track runner at Atlee. He additionally played on the JV soccer team during his freshman year. In 2015, he was part of the conference champion cross country team. The indoor track team took the conference championship in 2016 and 2017, and the outdoor track team won the conference championship in 2017. For indoor track in 2017, Nate took an individual conference championship, was named an All-Region Athlete, and placed 6th during states all for the 4x800m relay.

Ever present in Atlee’s community, Nate is the current Student Council President and was the Junior Class President last year. He is a two year Vice President for the BETA Club, and his is the Spanish Honor Society Vice President. Nate is a four year member of the Key Club and the secretary of the Computer Club. Nate is a founding member of multiple clubs including the Raider Writing Center, the Film Club, and the CMS/IB Alliance. He is also a member of SODA (Student Organization in Developing Attitude), where high school students mentor elementary students to improve self esteem and assist with attitudes and social issues.

An active service participant, Nate was involved in raising over $3,600 for ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation through the Dunkin Donuts Munchkin Run. He has been involved in organizations such as Relevance Rising Guatemala and the Monument 10k. He has spent time with Atlee Loves and the Lollipop Movement. Nate has volunteered by doing trash pick up at RIR and trail cleanup at Atlee. Additionally, Nate has volunteered in various community service projects through the Beta Club, National Honor Society and the Spanish & Latin Honor Societies.

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

Lexus Leadership Award Week 9 – Cory O’Shea

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 9 nominee for the Leadership Award is Cory O’Shea of Mills E. Godwin High School. Currently ranked first in the class, Cory has a 4.63 GPA and is a member of the National, Science, Spanish, English and Math Honor Societies. He scored 5 perfect scores on his AP Tests, scored a 1500 out of 1600 on the SAT’s, and he scored a perfect 800 on the SAT II Math 2. He received a scholar award as a member of the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Specialty Center at Godwin. Cory has competed in 5 local and state level science fairs. He won 1st place in Environmental Science at the Virginia Junior Academy of Sciences and 3rd place at the Metro Richmond Science Fair for Microbiology.

By the end of his high school career at Godwin, Cory will have received 9 varsity letters. As a 3-time varsity starter for the baseball team, Cory is a utility player able to play at 6 different positions. He will be a captain for his senior season. After both 10th and 11th grade, he he was named to the All-Academic All-Conference Team and the Honorable Mention All-Conference Utility Player. Cory is also a four year varsity volleyball player and captain for his senior season. After his junior year, he was selected for the 2nd Team All Conference and the All Academic All Conference teams. As a point guard for the basketball team at Godwin, Cory was chosen as a captain for his senior season and was previously a captain of the freshman and JV teams.

Over this past summer, Cory completed a research internship at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Their research focused on Graph Theory where they conjectured upper and lower limit theorems. The team’s work was also submitted to the Notices of American Mathematical Society for publication. Through Godwin, Cory is a member of the Math Modeling Club. The team attends a two day international competition. Last year, his group was awarded an honorable mention for their final paper at the COMAP International Mathematical Competition in Modeling. Additionally, Cory is Godwin’s Math Honor Society President, and he is a member of both the Key Club and Beta Club.

Cory has volunteered his time through numerous outlets throughout his high school career. He has spent three years tutoring fellow students in math, science and Spanish during his lunch study period at school. He has volunteered for various little leagues and tournaments. Cory has also been a youth sports instructor where he spends time at Godwin’s basketball and baseball summer camps. Each summer, Cory volunteers with the Police Athletic League through Tuckahoe Little League. This program allows for underprivileged children to learn how to play baseball through drills, instruction and coaching.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 8 – Isabella Dula

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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!

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 4 – Maddison Furman

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Our week 4 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Maddison Furman of St. Christopher’s School. Currently in the top 10% of his class, Maddison has a 4.4 GPA, is an AP Scholar with Honor, and has been on the High Honor List every semester since freshman year. In 2015 he received a Gold Medal in the National Spanish Exam for being in the top 99% of the participants. Over this past summer Maddison attended the Virginia Governor’s Summer Foreign Language Academy at Washington & Lee University. This three week program allowed a complete Spanish immersion where he was able to develop his Spanish speaking skills.

Having been a pitcher on the Varsity Baseball team at St. Christopher’s since sophomore year, Maddison will be the captain of the team for his senior season. After his junior year, he was named a part of the First Team All Prep and the Second Team All State. As a sophomore, Maddison made a verbal commitment to play baseball at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also played on the Evoshield Seminoles, a showcase team, since 2015. Additionally Maddison played basketball at St. Chris for his first two years of high school.

Maddison has been heavily involved in various outlets through St. Christopher’s. He has been in student council since 2016 and is currently the Vice President. As a middle school mentor, Maddison will spend time with a middle schooler to help the student navigate upper school and serve as a role model figure. Similarly, he is the head peer advisor where upperclassmen help freshmen become accustomed to high school. Maddison is a $100 for 100 team captain. This group raises money to provide Richmond area children with a $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods around the holiday season.

Since freshman year, Maddison has spent time with the St. ChristoCURES program. The student organization raises money for cancer research for the Massey Cancer Center and to raise cancer awareness. The members additionally run the Monument 10K in support of cancers patients and survivors. With the Saturday Academy Program at St. Chris, Maddison and other St. Chris high school students spend time with children from Richmond city schools on Saturday mornings. They help tutor the kids with schoolwork and then play games such as frisbee or dodgeball.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 3 – Izzy LeBey

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Izzy LeBey of the Collegiate School is Lexus of Richmond’s week 3 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. With her current GPA of 4.18, she is an AP Scholar, has been on the Dean’s List, and on the Honor Roll all throughout high school. Upon taking the International Youth Chinese Test, Izzy received a High Pass for level 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, she is a member of the Battle of the Brains, and she received the Debate Award in 2015 and the James F. Oats III Art Study Grant earlier this year.

For senior year, Izzy is the cross country team captain and a 6 year varsity runner for cross country and track. A decorated athlete, she has twice been named the USA Track and Field Virginia 1500m Champion and twice named the 800m Virginia Champion. Beyond that, Izzy won the USA Track and Field Mid Atlantic Region 1500m and 800m and qualified for the National Championships. She has received accolades including: 3 All State Cross Country Honors, 3 All State Track Honors, 2 All Metro Track Honors, and 7 All League of Independent Schools Honors between Cross Country and Track.

Heavily involved in life outside the classroom, Izzy has been on Collegiate’s Battle of the Brains team and their State Academic team both for two years. Other organizations she participates with include Collegiate’ literary magazine, Earth Society, and RAMPS or Ramp Access Made Possible by Students. Beyond school functions, she has studied sustainable farming and culinary arts. This allowed her to travel to Italy and learn first hand on a sustainable farm where she learned the stages of production of prosciutto of the heritage pig breed under protective status, and she worked as a casaro on a sustainable goat farm.

Having a passion for her sport and wanting others to enjoy it, Izzy founded a charity where students at Collegiate can donate their gently used track shoes and spikes for Anna Julia Cooper School’s track and cross country athletes. She has worked with others to help paint the Hilliard House for abused mothers and children. Izzy has also spent time catering for groups such as: Stop Child Abuse Now, Caritas, and for patients at The Doorways.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 2 – Madison Jiranek

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Lexus of Richmond’s week two nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Madison Jiranek of St. Catherine’s School. Last year, she was named St. Catherine’s Junior Scholar for having the highest GPA in the class with a 4.43. She has scored two perfect 5’s on AP Tests was named an AP Scholar with Distinction after her junior year. As a freshman Madison ranked in the top 5% during the National Spanish Exam. Additionally, she was elected to her school’s Cum Laude Society as a part of the top 10% of her class.

A three-sport varsity athlete, Madison plays lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track. In 2017, she received St. Catherine’s Athletic IMPACT Award for all three sports. Currently a lacrosse captain, Madison has received recognition such as: All LIS Team, 1st and 2nd Team All Metro, 2nd Team All State, All American and Academic All American. For her junior season in field hockey , she was named to the All LIS Team as well as the 2nd Team All State. As a part of the indoor track team, Madison won the LIS Title for 55m hurdles and was selected for the All LIS Team.

Once off the field, Madison is highly active in her school clubs such as the math club and knitting club. She is involved in St. Catherine’s Student Environmental Awareness Club or SEA as well as the Community Service League; both of which, she has been a part of since freshman year. During 11th grade, she became a peer advisor to younger students in the school to help guide them on their journey. Madison has been a writer for her school newspaper, The Arcadian, since 9th grade and now as a senior, she is an editor of the paper.

An active participant in the community, Madison has taken part in service trips to Patagonia and the Dominican Republic, and she was involved in a service drive to help Hurricane Harvey victims. She has been an assistant coach at both the Top Dog Field Hockey Camp and at St. Catherine’s Middle School Summer Lacrosse Camp. Madison has been involved in the 100 4 100 Project which raises money for less fortunate children at Christmas time. They join the children on a shopping trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods where each child receives a $100 gift card to spend how they please.

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