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!
Lexus of Richmond’s week 15 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Philip Maruri of St. Christopher’s School. As a freshman and sophomore, Philip had the highest GPA of his class; with a current 4.7 GPA, Philip is ranked in the top 2 of the class. He scored a 1540 out of 1600 on the SAT exam and a 780 out of 800 on the SAT II for Spanish. Philip is an AP Scholar with Distinction having received 5 perfect scores on AP exams. In 2017 Philip received both the Excellence in Spanish Award and the Excellence in British Literature Award from St. Christopher’s. He received the George Squires Literary Award for Best Traditional Form Poetry in 2018. Philip was presented with the Jefferson Book Award and the Bausch and Lomb Science Award, both in 2018. He is also a 2018 National Hispanic Recognition Program Finalist and a 2018 National Merit Commended Scholar. In 2017 Philip attended the Yale Young Global Scholars summer program Frontiers of Math and Science. In 2018 Philip was chosen to attend the Virginia Summer Governor’s School of Agriculture.
While a junior at St. Chris, Philip helped found the Saints For Environmental Awareness and Action. He revamped a deficit environmental club with a new name and purpose, and he has served as the co-head for two years. Philip is a three year member of the Battle of the Brains team at St. Chris and currently a co-captain. He is in the Political Awareness Club where he serves as the Vice President. He is a tenor in the group Beaux Ties, an acapella group at St. Christopher’s. Phillip participates in the school glee club and the school literary magazine, the Hieroglyphic.
A two sport athlete throughout high school, Philip is a 4 year member of both the Varsity Cross Country team and the Varsity Wrestling team. In 2017 and 2018 the cross country team won the Prep League Championship and the Division 1 State Championship. While on the wrestling team, Philip was a 106 freshman and sophomore starter. During his first and second season the team was the Prep League Champions and the VISAA runner up. As a sophomore Philip finish with a winning record. For his junior year Philip moved up to the 126 weight class. He placed 6th at the Blue Devil Classic and 4th at the Battle at Dinwiddie. The team took 1st place at the Prep Slam in Atlanta. They were the Prep League Champions and the VISAA State Champions last season.
Being a member of the Boy Scouts of America since 7th grade, Philip is now officially an Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Philip renovated a garden at the Hermitage retirement home. He designed and constructed new wheelchair accessible flower beds over the course of 135 hours. With the SEAA Club he has helped with multiple river clean ups each year at Belle Isle. Philip traveled to Patagonia and to Costa Rica for school service trips. As a St. Chris Peer Advisor Philip helps guide freshman through the first year of high school. He is additionally a 4 year member (current captain) of St. ChristoCURES which raises money and awareness for the Massey Cancer Center.
Philip 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 Philip! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond presents Maggie Salomonsky of Powhatan High School as our week 13 Leadership Award Scholarship Nominee. With a 4.4095 GPA Maggie is currently ranked in the top 4 of her graduating class. She is a member of the National English Honor Society and the National Computer Science Honor Society. In 2018 Maggie received the William and Mary Leadership Award. She took 2nd place for public speaking at the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference. Maggie was a Delegate of Virginia at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.
While attending Powhatan, Maggie has found herself involved in numerous groups and activities within the student community. Participating in student government, Maggie served as the Freshman and Sophomore Class Vice President. She followed up as the Junior Class President, and she is currently the Senior Class President. She has been a PHS Ambassador through all four years of school. She is a member of the Leftovers Club, supporting Relay for Life. She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and serves as the Local Chapter Secretary. She has spent her time outside of school as a volunteer youth basketball coach. Additionally, Maggie has worked at VCU Medicines for All as a Chemical Research Lab Technician.
Maggie has been on Powhatan’s Varsity Basketball team throughout all four years of school; she plays point guard, shooting guard and forward. As a junior she was selected for both the Second Team All District and the Regional Honorable Mention. Additionally as a junior Maggie was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player. Outside of Maggie’s basketball career, she was a member of the Varsity Track and Field as a freshman and a JV Volleyball team member in her sophomore year.
Over the course of her high school years, Maggie has participated in several community service projects. She spends time with Project ASK for the Support of Children with Cancer. Maggie has worked on several local community service projects with the Powhatan National Honor Society. Having completed over 70 volunteer hours, Maggie received the Future Business Leaders of America Community Service Award, First Level.
Maggie 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 Maggie! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Lexus of Richmond’s week 12 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Lauren Murphy of Mills E. Godwin High School. Currently with a 4.17 GPA, Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society. She is additionally a member of the Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the English Honor Society. Lauren is a member of both the National Beta Club and the National Society of High School Scholars.
While attending Godwin, Lauren has been involved in multiple organizations within the student body. She is a member of the Spanish Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is also a Keynotes officer in the Key Club. Through the SOHO Club and SODA Club, Lauren helps in local elementary schools. This includes assisting the teachers with projects, paperwork, or maybe even teaching the students a small lesson in class.
As a four year player on Godwin’s varsity softball team, Lauren has received numerous accolades and achievements. In 2017 she was chosen as the team MVP, and in both 2016 and 2018 she was the Offensive Player of the Year. As a junior she was named to the First Team All Conference, First Team All Region, and First Team All State. In 2016 Lauren was chosen for the Second Team All Conference. Lauren is even a three time member of the All-Academic Team. After graduating from Godwin, Lauren will continue her softball career at Princeton.
During her high school years, Lauren has given back to numerous causes. Lauren has been a peer tutor in Algebra 1 and Geometry to fellow Godwin students. She volunteers with the school’s SOHO Club. Lauren has spent her time outside of school volunteering for Caritas in Richmond. She has participated with Reedville Fisherman’s Museum Oyster Roast. Lauren has also volunteered for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond for their Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament.
Lauren 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 Lauren! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
As a four year varsity member of Maggie Walker’s tennis team, Katy will be a captain for her senior season. Every year of high school Katy has been seeded in the top 5. Throughout her time on the time Katy has helped lead tennis clinics with her teammates. As a freshman in 2016, the team became 2A Regional Champions. The team became back-to-back 2A State Champions in 2017 and 2018 during Katy’s sophomore and junior seasons.
During her time in high school Katy has been involved in various community service projects around RVA. Over the summer of 2016 Katy participated in a Proper Walk through Great Rift Valley in Kenya. She visited Makindu Children’s Center then walked 120 miles over 10 days. This walk raised $5,000 for medical, educational, and nutritional support for the orphaned children. Since her sophomore year, Katy has volunteered for the Democratic Party of Virginia. She has assisted with the Northam gubernatorial campaign and the Spanberger congressional campaign. For three years Katy spent time with Hands On RVA at the Goochland Food Pantry, Richmond Public Schools Teacher Store, and the Church Hill urban garden.
Katy 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 Katy! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
Throughout her 4 years at Maggie Walker, Narmeen has participated in a wide range of clubs and activities. She is a four year member of the school’s Honor Council. She is in her second year of the School Advisory Committee. As a freshman, Narmeen founded the school’s UNICEF Club and is the Co-President currently. She is also a member of the Future Medical Professionals Club where she serves as the Co-President. As a senior, she is a Co-President of the Model UN. Sophomore year Narmeen founded the school’s Baking Club and serves as a Co-President. Other involvement includes the Arabic Club, Bhangra Club and Piano Lessons. Outside of Maggie Walker, Narmeen has completed an research internship at the University of Iowa in a Pharmacology Lab.
Narmeen has played Varsity Tennis since freshman year. Every season she has played number 2 singles and number 1 doubles. She served as the 2018 captain. As a freshman and sophomore, Narmeen was the 2A State Singles Runner-Up and the 2A State Doubles Champion. In 2018 as a junior she was the State Doubles Runner-Up. The Maggie Walker team is the 2A
State Champion for both 2017 and 2018.
Over the last dew years Narmeen has put forth her time to numerous service projects including leading a charity fashion show which raised over $1,600 for Charity: Water. This effort included sewing over 35 articles of clothing, coordinating logistics, gathering volunteers and marketing. During her senior year, Narmeen will take on the role of Director of Charitable Giving for the 22nd Governor’s School Model UN Conference. She will be responsible for the fundraising of $10,000 by March of 2019. She has also spent over 200 hours as a Bon Secours St. Francis Patient Response Volunteer. Other organizations she’s spent time with include: the Autism Society of Central Virginia, the Susan G Komen Teen Advisory Board, UNOS 5K, and Habitat for Humanity.
Narmeen 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 Narmeen! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!