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22nd Annual Pursuit of Perfection Scholarship


Lexus of Richmond’s 22nd Annual Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award Scholarship will be starting up next week!

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 banquet where a winner will be announced and he or she will receive a $10,000 scholarship!

Make sure to keep an eye on our blog for weekly posts and check out the interviews on Fox Richmond – WRLH featuring our wonderful nominees!

Congratulations To Our Winner!!


The 21st Annual Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award program had a great year with 30 outstanding weekly nominees! We hope you enjoyed getting to know these student-athlete scholarship nominees as we did this past school year. Our winner was chosen based on academic performance, athletic achievement, extra curricular activities and contributions to the community.

Phuong Dao from Mills E Godwin High School has been an exemplary student throughout her high school career. With a distinguished GPA of 4.95, she is an AP Scholar with Honors and a PSAT award winner in her junior year. She is also the recipient of awards through the National, French, and Math Honor Societies.

Phuong is very dedicated outside the classroom serving as the Mills E Godwin Senior Class President. She worked as the Math Honor Society Public Relations Officer, while also being a Peer Helper for three years. An accomplished musician, Phuong aspired to play piano in an orchestra, but began developing a strong devotion to her athletic ambitions. However she continued to take lessons under the instruction of highly renowned Dr. Yin Zheng. Phung even volunteers her time to play piano recitals at senior nursing homes. She also is a harpist who would play for church events and weddings.

Phuong is a gifted figure skater who receives training from World and Olympic coach, Valentyn Nikolayev. In 2013, Phuong competed at the State Games of America in the Junior Level for singles free skating and took home a 4th place finish. The same year, Phung placed 1st at the State Games of Virginia. In 2015, she finished in 8th place for a National Showcase in the Junior Level. Phuong has collected numerous distinctions in figure skating and hopes to one day add Team USA, Olympic Figure Skater to her list of accomplishments.

Ever present and active in the community, Phuong works with the March of Dimes – Skate4Babies as a charity ambassador. She volunteered her time at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry as a Vietnamese Translator for patients. She served as a Make A Wish Greater Virginia Youth Campaign President and Founder. Other volunteer work includes; tutoring for Math and National Honor Society, working at various hospitals, working at figure skating competitions, and many other community service projects.

We commend Phung for her athletic skill, academic distinction, extra curricular activities and time spent helping the community. We are pleased to present and support this outstanding young lady. We know Phuong will continue to excel as she moves forward in her pursuit of perfection.

2011-2012 Pursuit of Perfection Scholarship Award!

$10,00017th Annual Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award $10,000 Scholarship

We’re getting down to the moment of truth!  In the next couple of weeks, Lexus of Richmond will be recognizing one outstanding High School Senior Scholar-Athlete to be the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship during an ellaborate banquet at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse!

For the past 17-years, Lexus of Richmond’s President, started what’s now our flagship charity, the PURSUIT of PERFECTION LEADERSHIP AWARD.  Each year $10,000 is awarded to a much deserved local #RVA student.  These nominees excel in not only the classroom and on the field, but in their community(ies) as well.

Along with the the $10,000 scholarship award, each student will have an opportunity to win an Apple iPad 3, courtesy of Lexus of Richmond. 


Click on this link to see all of the 2011-2012 scholarship nominees!  Show your support by voting for your “fave” as your FACEBOOK “Fan Favorite”.  The student you choose could when an Apple iPad 3, and all it takes are “votes”!  Voting begins today, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 through Sunday, May 20th, 2012.  The students with the most votes wins!  Again just click on this link, select the “Like” button at the top of our page and cast your vote.  Also, you can get status reports by following us on TWITTER @LexusofRichmond!   

We congratulate all of our 2011-2012 nominees!  Great job!

2011 Lexus of Richmond Scholarship “Group Composite”

Mr. George Whitlow, Owner Lexus of Richmond, presented a composite of the 2010-2011 Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award nominees.  If the 30 students were 1 student –

Grade Point Average 4.51

Sat Score 2005

Six Students were #1 in their Class (14 Schools don’t rank)

24 Sports Excelled In

100+ Extra Curricular Activities

88 Academic Awards

180 Community Service Projects