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Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 27 – Carter Bristow

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Lexus of Richmond presents Carter Bristow of Douglas S. Freeman High School as the week 27 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Carter is currently ranked first in her graduating class of 392 students with a 4.63 GPA. She has received 3 perfect scores on her AP tests and a 1410 on the SATs. Carter was recognized with a Distinguished Rebel Award for math as a freshman and junior. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

A four year member of Freeman’s Varsity Swim Team, Carter also belongs to NOVA Swimming and will be a part of University of Virginia’s swim team next year. She was the captain for her final season at Freeman, and she is a 4 time MVP. She has claimed four school records during her time in the pool, and is a regional champion in four different events. As a junior she became a state champion and was selected as a Swimming Scholastic All-American. She was selected to the Virginia All Star team as a sophomore, junior and senior. Following her 10th and 11th grade seasons, Carter was named to the Richmond All Metro team, and the Richmond Times Dispatch recognized her as a Scholar Athlete of the Month during her senior year.

Throughout every year of high school Carter has been a peer tutor for Algebra and Geometry SOL Remediation. As a senior, she joined the Beta Club and the We the People National Team which is a National Constitution Competition. She has also been involved in Freeman’s Rebellettes Club and Spanish Club.

Giving back to the community, Carter has participated with several organizations or causes throughout high school. She has been a peer math tutor, a volunteer for Festivals and a volunteer for Little Feet Meet. This past summer, Carter worked as an intern for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. She has been a group planner every year of high school for the Goochland Christmas Mother. Additionally, Carter has been a spring clinic helper for the Westwood Swim Team for the past four years.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 26 – Emily Mendelson

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Lexus of Richmond is proud to present Emily Mendelson of the Collegiate School as our week 26 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. With her current 4.31 GPA she is ranked in the top 15% of her graduating class, and she is a member of the Cum Laude Honor Society. Emily received the Hirschler Science Research Award and the Elizabeth Bryson Powell Economics Award. In 2017 she was a FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Finalist. In 2016 Emily was the FIRST Chesapeake District Champion and the FIRST Hampton Roads District Champion.

While attending Collegiate, Emily has competed on the Varsity Winter Track team for six years and the Varsity Spring Track team for four seasons. For her time on the winter track team, Emily has been recognized as the MVP as a junior and senior. She has also received the Coaches Award and Rookie of the Year Award. For spring track Emily was awarded the MVP Award in 2017 and the Award for Excellence in 2016. Additionally she was selected for the ALL League of Independent Schools team and the All State team in 2015. In 2017 Emily set a school record in the 4x100m, and she qualified and ran in 2 events at the Penn Relays.

As a member of Collegiate’s Robotics Team, Emily is the captain and leader of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). She is a member and currently the President of the Darr-Davis Investment Board at Collegiate. This group manages a portfolio worth $100,000 and works together to grow and develop their investments. As a junior and now senior, Emily works on the school Yearbook. She is the Arts and Campus Life Editor where she focuses on the day-to-day life of the students as well as occurrences such as homecoming, field trips or the spring play.

Since 2015, Emily has been a peer tutor for other students at Collegiate in subjects such as: physics, chemistry, pre-calculus, geometry and Chinese. During her freshman and sophomore years she was a classroom assistant at St. Andrews. Emily has volunteered her time to help people around the Richmond area with groups like Caritas and The Doorways.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 25 – Joe Paul

IMG_5504Lexus of Richmond’s week 25 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Joe Paul of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Joe scored a 1510 out of 1600 on his SATs and has a current 4.34 overall GPA. He is a two year member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and the Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society as well a three year member of the National Spanish Honor Society.

Joe is a 4 year member of the Wrestling team, Cross Country team, Indoor Track team and the Outdoor Track team. During senior year he was the captain of all four teams. As a wrestler, he is a three time conference finalist and two time conference champion. He is a three time regional finalist and two time regional champion. Joe won the State Championship as a sophomore and senior. As a senior he went 32-0, and his career record is 109-9. Through cross country, Joe has been named to the All Conference Team, All Region Team, and All State Team twice each. The Team won the State Championship all four years from 2014-2017. With indoor track, Joe is a two time State qualifier for both pole vaulting and the two mile. On the outdoor track team, Joe has been named to the All Conference Team twice for pole vault and two mile. He has also been selected for pole vaulting as a two time All Region Team and two time All State Team.

As a freshman at Maggie Walker, Joe co-founded the Frisbee club and is currently the President as a senior. During 10th and 11th grade, he was a member of the Debate Team at school, and the group qualified and competed at States. Joe was also a member and chair of the Model Congress. Having been inducted in the National History Honor Society, Joe is currently the treasurer for the group. Additionally, he is a member of the Spanish Club and Chess Club.

Being a co-founder and President of the Frisbee club in school, Joe is also the organizer of the Maggie Walker Charity Frisbee Tournament. In order to participate in the tournament, teams will either pay a fee or donate canned goods. The donations and money are delivered to Feedmore RVA. Joe has spent time as a teachers aide for Prince George County Schools Summer Enrichment program from 2014-2016. Additionally, he has been a library aide at L.L. Beazley Elementary School as well as a referee for Powhatan Youth Wrestling.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 22 – Ralph Levy

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Lexus of Richmond is proud to present our Leadership Award Scholarship week 22 nominee, Ralph Levy from St. Christopher’s School. With a 4.5 GPA, he is in the top 5 of his class. He has been on the high honors list every year, and he is an AP Scholar with Honors. During sophomore year Ralph received a History Research Paper Award. In 2017 he was chosen to attend the Summer Residential Governor’s School Program for Math, Science and Technology at Lynchburg College. Ralph has been selected by St. Chris faculty for the William’s College Book Award and the UNC Morehead-Cain Scholarship.

While attending St. Chris, Ralph was a member of the JV Wrestling team as a freshman and the Varsity team as a senior. Having not wrestled in two years, the Richmond Times Dispatch ranked him the #1 heavyweight wrestler in the city. This season the team won its’ 17th consecutive Prep League Championship and then won their 12th State Championship. The team is for the 1st time in school history ranked #1 in the state. Ralph won the heavyweight division at the VA Prep League State Championship and was the runner up at the VISAA State Championship. As a two year member of the Varsity Football team, Ralph played center-offensive line. During these two seasons, the team won a Prep League Championship, earned a #2 ranking in the state and finished in the state semi-finals.

During his time in high school, Ralph has co-founded a student run group called MIND or Mental Illness Needs Discussion. After seeing close friends go through depression, he and another student co-founded and now run the discussion group. Ralph is a four year member of the Beaux Ties, a student run a cappella group at St. Chris, and he is a member of the jazz band playing the saxophone. Ralph is a member of the student council and is a peer advisor to assist freshmen in their transition into high school. He has even held medical internships with both an orthopedic surgeon and a vascular surgeon.

Over the past three summers, Ralph has acquired over 100 hours of volunteer work as a junior sailing instructor. With the Fishing Bay Yacht Club, he has assisted young children learn how to sail at week long camps. Ralph has also given 35 hours to Feedmore – Virginia Foodbank and Meals on Wheels. This time has been spent packing/preparing and delivering meals to those in need in the Richmond area.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 21 – Sydney Pulliam

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 21 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Sydney Pullman of Douglas Southall Freeman High School in the Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics. With a 4.57 GPA, she is ranked in the top 14 of her class. She received a 1420 out of 1600 on the SATs and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. Sydney has completed 6 AP courses and is currently enrolled in an additional 6 AP courses as a senior. She is a member of the Beta Club and is involved in We the People, a National Constitution Competition.

As a 4 year Varsity Softball player at Freeman, Sydney is a two season captain as a shortstop as well as 3rd and 2nd baseman. She has been named to the 1st Team All Conference and All District Honorable Mention. In 2016 she received the Varsity Softball Offensive Player of the Year Award, and in 2017 she was presented the Varsity Softball Leadership Award. Outside of the school team, Sydney has been on 3 travel and showcase softball team over 10 years. During this time, she has collected 13 individual MVP Tournament Awards and nearly 50 Championship Team Awards.

Interested in law and government, Sydney completed an internship at the Supreme Court of Virginia under Executive Secretary Karl Hade. At Douglas Freeman she is a member of the Model UN and Model Congress. The later of which she received an Outstanding Delegate Award. In 2014 Sydney was the Student Council Association President. As a member of the Real Talk Club, she writes monthly debates on various topics. Sydney has also spent her time as a tutor for middle and high school students.

During her time at Freeman, Sydney has been a peer tutor in Math, History, English and Spanish as well as a mentor for SOL Remission Students for both middle school and high school. She is the President of the Rebelettes Community Service Club at Freeman. Outside of school, Sydney has volunteered her time for Hands On Greater Richmond and Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s (BARK).

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 20 – McClain Moran

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McClain Moran of James River High School is Lexus of Richmond’s week 20 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. Ranked 16th in her class, she has a current 4.67 GPA and scored a 1400 out of 1600 on the SATs. McClain is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honors Society and the World Language Honors Society. She received a Silver Medal on the Level 5 National Latin Exam, and she is a three time recipient of an Excellence in Latin Award at James River. She is involved in Inspire US as a student leader focused on creating the opportunity for student-run voter registration in high schools. An AP Scholar and a Junior Marshall, McClain was on the 2017 Virginia State Ethics Bowl State Championship Team.

Throughout her time at James River, McClain has been a 3 sport athlete all 4 years of school. On the field hockey team, she was the leading scorer in 2016and received the Coaches Award in 2017. Also in 2017 she was named to the 2nd Team All Conference. As a lacrosse player, McClain will be the captain for her senior season, and she received the Coaches Award in 2017. Additionally, she has played 4 seasons of basketball and was the 2015 captain of the JV Team.

As a member of the Leadership and International Relations Speciality Center, McClain has spent 3 years as a recruiter and council member. In 2014, she was a Virginia General Assembly Senate Page for 9 weeks. She was a summer intern at the Virginia State Senate Legislative Affairs. At James River, McClain is a member of the Beta Club, Model UN and Ethics Bowl Team. She has also been a member of the Rapid Rowdies School Spirit Club and Latin Club as well as a council member for the freshman orientation kick-off program.

As an independent capstone project, McClain organized the first bipartisan candidates’ forum at  James River. Six Chesterfield County Candidates attended and spoke during an open Q&A session. As a sophomore she volunteered for Dan Gecker’s campaign for the State Senate. McClain has spent four years as a volunteer coach at Little Feet Meet through the Special Olympics for elementary school students, and she is currently an after school tutor in the Math Lab at James River.

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

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 11 – Jens Ames

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 11 nominee for the Lexus Leadership Award Scholarship is Jens Ames of St. Christopher’s School. He scored a 1480 out 1600 on his SATs and a 30 out of 36 on his ACT. Jens has a current 3.7 GPA and is an AP Scholar with Honor. He has received academic honors every semester such as the merit list and honors list. Near the end of junior year, Jens was selected by St.Chris’ faculty as the recipient of the West Point Leadership Award. This award is given to students who excel in academics, athletics, community service, good citizenship and leadership.

Being a 3 year varsity football player for St. Chris, Jens was named a captain for his senior season. He plays as a running back, linebacker and defensive end. Following junior year, Jens was selected for the 2nd Team VISSA All-State Team. He is also a 4 year varsity wrestler and a captain for senior year. Junior year, Jens took the VISSA State Championship in his weight class. He was also selected 3 times for the All-State Team and a 2 time All-Metro selection (2nd Team in 10th grade and 1st Team in 11th grade). Jens is also on St. Chris’ All Time Leader Boards for squats at 455 pounds and power clean at 311 pounds.

Active in St. Christopher’s community, Jens is a four year member of the school Honor Council. He was elected onto the council by his classmates, and he is currently the Chairman which is the highest position of leadership in the school. He was selected by school faculty to attend the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference. As a junior, Jens wrote and presented a speech titled “Doing the Right Thing” to his peers while in Chapel. He is also a member of St. Chris’ political awareness club.

Jens has volunteered for multiple organizations throughout high school. He has given time to FeedMore and River City Buddy Ball. He has volunteered for Shady Grove UMC during Vacation Bible School. Jens has also spent time as a summer football camp counselor with St. Christopher’s football team over the past few years.

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

Pre Owned Vehicle of the Week

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Lexus of Richmond’s Pre Owned Vehicle of the Week is this 2016 Toyota Highlander.

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Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 29 – Isobel Harrison

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Lexus of Richmond’s week 29 nominee for the Leadership Award is Isobel Harrison of Midlothian High School. Ranked 2nd in her class with a 5.0 GPA, she scored a 33 out of a possible 36 on the ACT. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Rho Kappa – Phi Alpha Theta.

As a four year varsity lacrosse player, Isobel has been a co-captain since her sophomore season and a two-time recipient of the coaches’ award. In 2016 she was named to the All State 2nd Team, All Region 1stTeam & the All Conference 1st Team, and in 2015 she was selected for the All Region 2nd Team & the All Conference 1st Team. In addition, she ran varsity cross country freshman – junior year. She was a part of the All Conference Team in 2015, and she competed in the State Finals in 2014 and 2015. As a part of the Student Council Association since 2015, Isobel has been involved in planning school events like Homecoming and Strike Out Cancer. She has also been a member of LEAD Up since 2013 and is the current Co-President. This group promotes leadership and volunteers for Christmas Mother and National Blood Drives.

Isobel has volunteered 100+ hours a year for the YMCA. She has also served on the Diversity and Inclusion Rally Committee. This group planned an event for over 300 teens to learn about diversity and accepting others around you. She has volunteered 2 hours a week since freshman year to help underprivileged children with their school work through Homework Helpers. With arts in the Alley, Isobel has assisted in painting murals in Richmond such as; The Hospital Hospitality House and a local coffee shop.

Isobel 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 Drive interview to learn more about Isobel! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!

Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award Week 28 – Evelyn Saunders

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Our week 28 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award is Evelyn Saunders of the Maggie L Walker Governor’s School. A National Honor Society member, she currently has a 4.14 GPA. She scored a 32 on the ACT out of a possible 36. Evelyn was awarded the Spirit of Citizenship Award from the High School Leaders Program at UVA’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

Evelyn has been a part of Maggie Walker’s varsity field hockey team since freshman year and was the team captain during her senior season. The team was a State Finalist in 2014 and the Conference Champion in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She is also an avid dancer, since 2005 she has taken Scottish Highland dance. She is a Premiere or professional level dancer with the British Association of Teachers of Dance. She is the Co-President of the National English Honor Society, and the Vice President of the National Art Honor Society. Evelyn is a representative in the Student Council Association. She has held multiple mentorships with architectural firms such as: Glave and Homes with Jill Nolt and HKS Architects with Eric Thomas.

Since 2010, Evelyn has been a server at Redeemer Episcopal Church. She has also been a Youth Representative since 2015 where she works on regular community service projects. With Miles of Scarves, a knitting charity club, Evelyn has worked on raising money to end Multiple Sclerosis. The group knits scarves and other products to sell at events, they then donate the money to researchers. RAMPS or Ramp Access Made Possible by Students works on fundraising efforts and build ramps for Maggie Walker. Evelyn has been a member of RAMPS since 9th grade and has been the treasurer since 11th grade.

Evelyn 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 Drive interview to learn more about Evelyn! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!