Lexus of Richmond’s 24th weekly nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Will Pomeroy of Midlothian High School. Consistently on the Distinguished Honor Roll, Will has a current GPA of 4.77 which ranks him 4th in his graduating class. He scored a 1430 on the SAT out of a possible 1600, and he is an AP Scholar with Distinction. Will is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the National Business Honor Society. In his time at Midlothian, Will has been recognized as a Student of the Month and a Male Student of the Year. He has also received the Core Value Award. Will is a Jefferson Scholar Nominee and a Jefferson Book Award Recipient.
While attending Midlothian, Will has been involved with numerous activities and organizations. He is currently the President of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) with nearly 200 members in the school. Will is also a member of the DECA Club which focuses on business, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. He is involved in the Latin Club and the Young Life Club. Will is a part of the Sidekick Program where he assists with incoming freshman, and he is a member of the Stocks Club and Battle of the Brains.
A three sport Varsity athlete, Will is a part of the Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse teams. He was selected as a captain for all three teams as a senior, and he serves on the leadership council representing the football team. Will is a starting wide receiver and defensive back on the football field. As a junior he was recognized for the Honorable Mention All Region Team, and as a senior he was named to the 2nd Team All Region. Having been on varsity basketball all four years of school, Will is a starting point guard for the team; he was an All Region Honorable Mention as a junior. Also a starter for lacrosse, Will is a four year varsity player as a midfielder and face-off man. He was selected for the 2nd Team All Metro as a sophomore and junior and the 2nd Team All State as a sophomore. Will was selected for the 1st Team All Region following his 10th and 11th grade seasons, as a freshman he received a 2nd Team All Region nod. He is also a two time recipient of the 1st Team All Conference selection.
Throughout his high school career, Will has volunteered for the Medford Basketball League. Through this league he helps with basketball games during the school day which are played by special needs students. He has also assisted with the Midlothian Trojans Kids Basketball Camp every year. Along with his teammates Will has helped with the Trojan 40 Lacrosse Camp. As a part of the football team he also helps with table set up at Winfree Baptist Church.
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 Award interview to learn more about Will! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond presents Katlyn Hicks from Powhatan High School as our 23rd nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Ranked 5th in her graduating class, Katlyn has a current 4.4 GPA. Katlyn is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She is a member of six honor societies, including: the National Honor Society, National Math HS, National Science HS, National Art HS, National English HS, and the National Spanish HS. Katlyn has received Virginia High School League academic Excellence Awards every year from 2015 – 2018. As a member of the Advanced College Academy, Katlyn will graduate high school with an associates degree from Reynolds Community College. She has received the National America Miss Virginia Academic Excellence Award. Katlyn is also recognized as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for high schools and two year colleges.
Outside of the classroom, Katlyn is highly involved in school organizations. She is the National English Honors Society Artistic Chairman, the National Art Honors Society Public Affairs Officer, and the National Honors Society Secretary. Katlyn is a Student Ambassador for Powhatan and a Student Lunch Group Assistant. She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. Katlyn is a PHS Medford League Basketball Assistant, and she is involved in the Leftovers Club and Oasis Club. Katlyn was selected to attend the Capital One Leadership Conference. Additionally Katlyn was a National America Miss Virginia State Finalist.
A three sport athlete at Powhatan, Katlyn is a part of the field hockey, basketball and soccer teams. She is a four year member of the Varsity Field Hockey team where she plays as a mid-fielder and has served as a captain. She has been selected for the 1st Team All District and the 2nd Team All Region. Katlyn is also a four year member of the Varsity Soccer team where she plays as a forward and midfielder. She has been named a captain for the team and was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Year. While on the Varsity Basketball team she plays as the shooting guard. Outside of her school athletic career, Katlyn plays for the Richmond Strikers U19 Elite Team.
Giving back to her community is an evident piece of Katlyn’s life. As a part of the field hockey team, she has participated in service cleanup at the Blackhawk Gym. With the basketball team Katlyn has volunteered to work on a Christmas Parade Float. Both athletic teams have put on kids camp, where she served as a counselor. She has been involved in her school’s Santa Breakfast and a Christmas Mother volunteer. Katlyn is volunteer for the Special Olympics and the Medford Basketball League. With the Medford Basketball League, Katlyn has assisted with teaching the skills and fundamentals of basketball to special needs students in her school. Additionally Katlyn has given time to assist with school musicals, community trash pick-up, and with Flat Rock Elementary’s field day.
Katlyn 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 Katlyn! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond presents David Winters of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School as our 22nd nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. With a current 4.69 GPA David is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the German Honor Society. He scored a 1560 out of a possible 1600 on the SAT exam with a perfect score on the Math portion. Additionally David scored a perfect 800 on both the Physics SAT II and the Math SAT II. Having earned 6 perfect scores on his AP exams, David is an AP Scholar with Distinction. He is a National Merit Scholarship Commended student, and he has received a Rensselaer Medal for his efforts in math and science. He has coauthored two scientific papers on spintronics. David is a team member for the High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling, and they were finalists in 2018. David is one of four Maggie Walker students to compete at the Society for American Baseball Research Diamond Dollars Case Competition. This involved a research project on the physics and statistics of baseball. In 2018 the team competed and won against college undergrads and graduate teams around the nation.
While attending Maggie Walker, David co-founded a club named Kids are Scientist Too (KAST) in 2017.This club was organized to promote science in after school programs around Richmond. David is a two year member of his school’s math club. As a member of the Boy Scouts, David earned the title of Eagle Scout in 2015. With the Scouts he has held various positions of Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Scribe and Webmaster. David was a fellow in the VCU School of Engineering Dean’s Early Research Initiative (DERI). Through this program David has completed research on spintronics in magneto elastic nanomagnets. This involves running physics simulations on how defects in the surface of magnets affect their probabilities of changing the direction of the magnetic field when stress is applied. Successful testing on these magnets could one day result in a pacemaker storing data with magnets instead of a battery.
As a student of Maggie Walker, David is a member of the Varsity Wrestling team and team captain as a senior. In 2017 he was the 2A Region Runner Up and placed 4th at States. During his junior year, David was the 2A Region Runner Up, and he placed 6th at the State Championship. For his senior season David was named the 2A Region Champion, 145 lbs. He then went on to place 6th at States. David is a member of the Varsity Track and Field team where he competes in shot put, discuss, pole vault and sprints. In 2018 he competed in the State Championship for pole vaulting. Additionally David has practiced Tae Kwon Do for 10 years.
To complete his Boy Scout Eagle Project, David organized the construction of a privacy fence for the Girl Scout Pamunkey Ridge Camp. He led a group of 12 fellow scouts and a few adults in order to complete the task. Over the summer of 2018 David assisted the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to help make their website accessible to individuals with disabilities. He was a volunteer presenter of a bi-weekly educational program called Money Matters. David has given his time to the Hanover Community Support Services. With Hands Up Ministries he helped collect book donations and restock libraries in Richmond. All throughout high school David has assisted New Highland Baptist Church with Rise Against Hunger, Caritas, and Vacation Bible School.
David 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 David! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond’s 21st weekly nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Dylan Moore of Cosby High School. Ranked in the top 2 of his graduating class, Dylan has a current 4.92 GPA. He is an AP Scholar with Honor having earned 4 perfect scores on his exams, and Dylan received a 1530 out of 1600 on the SAT exam. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. Cosby High has recognized Dylan with 4 Academic Awards throughout his high school years. In 2016 he was awarded the Chesterfield County Outstanding Performance title for his PSAT results as a sophomore. Dylan was a Junior Marshal for the Cosby Class of 2018. Also in 2018, Dylan received both the Jefferson Book Award and the Woodman of the World American History Award.
Outside of the classroom, Dylan is a three year member of Cosby’s National Beta Club. He is a regular member of his church youth group. Dylan attends bi-weekly gatherings at the Church of the Epiphany as a LifeTeen. Heavily involved in Cosby’s Theatre Productions, Dylan has participated in multiple capacities. In 2016 he was part of the stage crew for the Spring Play “Cosby’s 5th Evening of One-Acts”. For the Mid-Winter Showcase, Dylan was an actor in 2018 and the director in 2019. Along with three co-hosts, Dylan runs a podcast where the group analyzes film and cinema. Dylan additionally maintains a YouTube channel with a focus of building Rube Goldberg Machines. In 2016 Dylan received an AutoCAD Certification, and he earned an Inventor Certification in 2017. Over the summer of 2018 Dylan held an internship as technician with Geotech-Environmegtnal Solutions LLC. He received first-hand experience with things such as: field inspections, soil testing, geotechnical drilling projects, field laser survey projects, and engineering project management.
A three sport varsity athlete Dylan is part of the Cross County team, Indoor and Outdoor Track teams. Having been on the cross country team since freshman year, Dylan was a captain for his senior season. Spending four seasons on the team, Dylan has received 4 Scholar Athlete Awards. In 2018 he was recognized by the Richmond Times Dispatch for the All-Metro Cross Country 2nd Team. Dylan received the Coach’s Award as a senior. For both his junior and senior seasons, he was named to the 6A Region B All-Region team. In 2017 the team was the Regional Champion and State Runner-Up. In 2018 the team ended the season as the Regional Runner-Up. Dylan joined the outdoor track team as a sophomore, where he is a distance and relay runner. He was awarded a Scholar Athlete Award following his 10th and 11th grade seasons. As a part of the indoor track team, Dylan earned a Coach’s Award for his junior season. For his senior season efforts, he was recognized as the Most Outstanding Distance Runner, and he was chosen for the 6A All Region team.
Through the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, and the Science National Honor Society, Dylan has volunteered in numerous community projects. He has assisted with CCPS STEAM Fair, various community 5K’s and with FoxCreek Marlins Swim Team. He has also been involved with the Cosby Athletic Boosters and Woolridge Elementary School. Since 2016 Dylan has volunteered for CARITAS. This has included setting up dining and sleeping accommodations as well as preparing and serving the meals at Church of the Epiphany. Dylan has even worked in the CARITAS warehouse to organize the inventory. Dylan created and organized organized the FoxCreek Haunted House. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 he has worked to build a local community haunted house with the purpose of collecting canned goods to then donate to FeedMore Richmond and Mercy Mall. Dylan is responsible for all aspects of this project including the design, construction, performance and promotion.
Dylan 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 Dylan! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond’s 20th nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Abby Rieck of James River High School, Center for Leadership and International Relations. She is ranked 1st in her class of 485 students. With a 5.04 GPA, Abby is consistently on the Distinguished Honor Roll. She is a member of the National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society), and Mu Alpa Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society). Abby is an AP Scholar, and she scored a 34 out of 36 on the ACT exam. As a junior, Abby completed the Summer Residential Governor’s School for Humanities program. Throughout high school Abby has been awarded with 12 Outstanding Excellence Awards for her various classes. Last school year Abby was selected as a James River High School Junior Marshal, and she was a recipient of the University of Virginia Jefferson Book Award.
Recently Abby was invited to give a TED Talk at the 2019 TEDxYouth RVA Conference where she spoke about Embracing Your Inner Underdog. As a student of the Center for Leadership and International Relations at James River, Abby is working on her Senior Internship to gain experience in her desired career field. She has partnered with Dr. Dean Krusienki in the Biomedical Engineering Department at VCU and with Dr. Patty Smith, the prosthetics coordinator at the VA Hospital. Abby is a two year member of the Spanish Club, and is currently a member of the Beta Club. A four year member of the Student Council Association, Abby is currently serving as a Secretary for the group. She has been involved in her Youth Group at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. Additionally, throughout high school Abby has been a lifeguard at SwimMetro Management Inc.
Being a 4 year member of the Varsity Soccer Team at James River, Abby plays as the team goalkeeper. She was named a captain for both her junior and senior seasons. Following her freshman season, she was named the team Most Valuable Player. As a sophomore Abby was selected for the First Team All Conference. Abby was once again named the MVP as a junior, and she was additionally selected the Second Team All Metro and the First Team All Region. On the basketball team, Abby played as a guard. She was the JV captain as a sophomore before moving to varsity for her junior year. Outside of high school, Abby has played for the FC Richmond Travel Soccer team since the 4th grade and was named a team captain as a junior.
As a student in the Center for Leadership and International Relations, Abby is working on a Senior Capstone Project. She has organized a 10 week tutoring program at Crestwood Elementary and a children’s book drive. As a member of Mu Alpha Theta, she tutors her peers in any and all math courses. Along with the Beta Club, she has participated in make sales, tutoring programs, and the Christmas Mother. Abby developed and ran a soccer clinic for disabled youth. She has given time to help feed the homeless with both the Daily Planet Breaking Bread program and Caritas. All throughout high school she has been involved with Little Feet Meet, a field-day event for children with disabilities.
Abby 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 Abby! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond presents Selik Morishetty of Henrico High School as our week 19 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Having a 4.54 GPA he is ranked 12th in his graduating class of 364 students. He scored a 34 out of a possible 36 on the ACT exam and a 790 out of 800 on the Math SAT II. He is a member of the National Honor Society and a part of the Student Council for the Science National Honor Society. As a member of the Virginia Junior Academy of Science, Selik was the Editor in Chief as a junior; he is currently their Communications Liaison. For his research project on “Alginate Hydrogel Beads for Controlled Drug Delivery Applications”, Selik won: 1st Place at the Metro Richmond Stem Fair, Honorable Mention at the Virginia State Science Engineering Fair, ISEF Nominee, Grand Winner Chemistry Division, and the Special Award from the American Chemical Association. For a research project in 9th grade on “The Effect of Curcumin on E. coli and Probiotics”, Selik received an Honorable Mention for VJAS and 3rd Place for the Metro Richmond STEM Fair. In 2018 Selik completed a 4 week course with the Summer Residential Governor’s School for Medicine and Health Sciences.
Selik has participated in Pfizer Pharmaceutical Research where he utilized molecular biological research techniques to investigate natural properties of curcumin on bacteria and probiotics. By participating in Virginia Commonwealth University Undergraduate Research, Selik studied the physical attributes of a natural polymer, Alginate. He created an efficient vessel system of Alginate hydrogel beads to deliver an administered drug. Selik has also shadowed doctors at the VCU Medical Center. He is a member of the Model United Nations, and he was selected as the Best Delegate at Old Dominion University. Selik is a member of the Math Club, Chess Club, and the Red Cross Club at Henrico High School. He is the Beth Shalom Head Volunteer. Through the Hindu Center of Virginia, Selik is a performer and teacher of classical music.
As a four year member of the Varsity Tennis team at Henrico, Selik was a co-captain for his junior season. Following sophomore year he was selected for the team MVP. As a freshman Selik was a nationally ranked player for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and he has played on the USTA Junior Tennis Team for the region. Selik has additionally played for Henrico’s Varsity Volleyball team.
Present and active in his community, Selik is no stranger to giving his time and assistance to various organizations. He has been a Sports Backer Race Volunteer. Selik has given time to the McGuire Veteran Affairs Hospital by assisting in the Short Term Rehab Facility. He has participated in making fleece blankets for the VCU Children’s Hospital. He has been involved in Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Pediatric Cancer Fundraising. Through the Hindu Center of Virginia Selik has helped with Rise for Hunger; he helped package and deliver food to underprivileged families. Selik has also been on a mission trip to India. His tasks ranged from spending time with the children (singing, reading, teaching etc.) to building a toilet in order to help the local sanitation and irrigation.
Selik 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 Selik! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond’s week 18 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Calie Rehme of Powhatan High School. Having a 4.3762 GPA, she is ranked 8th out of 340 students. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, and the Computer Science Honor Society. She has been on the All A Honor Roll since 2015. In 2016 Calie was selected as the AP Environmental Student of the Year. Calie was awarded the West Point Leadership Award in 2018.
While attending Powhatan, Calie has been involved in numerous student groups and activities outside the classroom. She is the President and Founder of the Foreign Language Club. The members of this club will teach foreign language classes to local elementary students after school to help spark their interest in a particular language or culture at an early age. Calie is the Founder and Host of the Annual Powhatan Warrior Run where all proceeds are donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. Additionally she has Founded the Powhatan Warrior Scholarship for PHS students applying for a ROTC program, enlisting in the military, or applying to a US service academy. Calie is the treasurer for the Computer Science Honor Society. She is a Peer Ambassador for the school and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Calie founded the Monday Mindset at Powhatan which is a weekly morning announcement from members of the National Honor Society, where the members will share encouraging or meaningful quotes.
Throughout her time in high school Calie has been a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team since her freshman year, playing as a midfielder. As a sophomore she was named to the 2nd Team All District and 2nd Team All Region. Following her junior season Calie was selected for the 1st Team All District and the 2nd Team All Region. In 2018 as a senior she was recognized as 1st Team All District and 1st Team All Region, and Calie was chosen for the Richmond Times Dispatch First Team All-Metro. Calie has also been a part of Powhatan’s Varsity Basketball team and the Varsity Indoor Track and Field teams. Since 2017 Calie has been a part of the River City Crew. She rows as part of a Women’s Varsity 4 boat. She and her teammates qualified for the Regionals in 2017 and 2018.
Ever present and active in her community, Calie is no stranger to volunteering her time for service projects. Calie has participated with Backpacks of Love since 2014. She is involved with the Caritas and with Feedmore. Calie has been on mission trips with Powhatan Community Church. Both in 2015, she was a coach for the Richmond Volleyball Club U11 team and an assistant coach for a YMCA Basketball team. Since 2015 Calie has been a counselor at the Trinity Basketball Camp. She additionally constructs blankets for the Children’s Hospital at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital.
Calie 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 Calie! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond’s week 17 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Emme Levenson of Douglas Freeman High School. She is enrolled in her school’s Center for Leadership, government, and Global Economics.With a 4.2476 GPA Emme is ranked within the top 14% of her graduating class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. Emme is an AP Scholar and a member of the National Beta Club. Along with her team, she is the 2018 We The People Regional Champion. Emme has been recognized as an All-Academic athlete for both her conference and region for Douglas Freeman.
Outside the classroom, Emme is involved in several organizations and activities. As a four year member of the Circle of Friends Club Emme has spent over 100 hours with the integrative services (exceptional education) class. She helps the students in the adaptive physical education class where they play sports and learn exercises. As a senior she is an Action Leaning Aide where she mentors and promotes inclusion for all students. Emme is a four year member of both the French Club and the Rebelettes Club. In 2017 she became a Sports Editor for the school newspaper, The Commentator. Emme will write articles and design the page layout for the sports section.
Throughout her time at Freeman, Emme has competed on the Varsity Tennis team and is the captain for her senior season. Every season she has been the #1 seed in singles and doubles for Freeman. She is the 2018 Singles State Champion as well as the Regional Champion. For her junior season Emme was named the All Metro Girls Tennis Player of the Year and the Regional Player of the Year. As a junior she had a 20-0 singles record, and she was selected for the doubles All-Region team. Emme was named to the 2017 All Metro 1st Team. As a sophomore she finished her season as the Conference Runner-Up, the 5A South Runer-Up, and a State Semifinalist. As a freshman Emme was selected for the All-Metro 2nd Team. She is currently ranked #225 in the Nation, #14 in the Mid-Atlantic, and #8 in Virginia. Emme will continue her tennis career playing for Colgate University next school year.
Over the summer of 2018 Emme spent significant time with Celebrate! RVA, a non-profit which celebrates birthdays of underprivileged children in the Richmond area. She has participated in multiple Special Olympics events such as: yearly meets for the Big and Little Feet Meet where she assists with children with disabilities. Through her participation with he Frankie Woolwine Story, Emme helped organize and designate first fundraising wristband project to help educate teens on the dangers of drunk driving.
Emme 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 Emme! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!