A four year Varsity Soccer midfielder for Clover Hill, Kyle was the captain for his final season. As a freshman and a sophomore Kyle was selected for the 2nd Team All Conference. Following his junior year he was named to the 1st Team All Conference as a defender. Kyle played two years of travel soccer for FC Richmond as a defender. Since sophomore year Kyle has taken up dance classes at Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance in order to better his ability to learn choreography and to better his performances for the Clover Hill Show Choir.
During his years at Clover Hill, Kyle has participated in several organizations. He is a member of the Student Council Association and the Beta Club. He is the President of the Cavalier Crazies, a student spirit organization. Kyle is a member of the school Show Choir and is currently the dance captain. He additionally has participated in various school musicals. Kyle played Emmett in Legally Blonde, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Schroeder in Charlie Brown: The Musical.
Having a passion for soccer, Kyle has volunteered for the Special Olympics annually and U4 Soccer as a freshman and sophomore. As a junior he spent his time as an assistant coach for the Robious Middle School Boys Soccer Team. Through Clover Hill, Kyle volunteered for Stuff the Truck. The students collected supplies to send to victims of the floods in West Virginia in 2016. As a junior and senior, Kyle has been a freshman mentor to assist in the transition into high school, and he is an ambassador for the Math and Science High School at Clover Hill.
Kyle 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 Kyle! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
While attending Collegiate, Ellie has been an active participant in various sports in the athletics department. She was named a co-captain to the Varsity Field Hockey team where she plays as a defender and starter. She is also a defender and starter on the Varsity Lacrosse team. Ellie is on the Varsity Swimming and Varsity Diving team where she specializes in freestyle individual relay events. During 3 of her 4 seasons, she placed in the top 8 divers at the VISAA States Competition.
Throughout her high school years, Ellie has been involved in numerous activities. She is a member of Collegiate’s peer tutoring club and a participant in their Honors Dance program. Outside of her school activities, Ellie is a classically trained pianist having taken lessons since kindergarten. She is a Strikers Club Lacrosse player and a swim instructor at the Country Club of Virginia. As a part of the Country Club of Virginia’s swim and dive team, Ellie is the senior leader and winner of both the J Fitzgerald Award and the Dive Cup.
As a student, Ellie and other members of her class listened to a local Holocaust survivor who visited Collegiate. The survivor told their specific story and shared their memories to the class as the students wrote everything down. Afterwards the students worked together to produce a collective story for the Holocaust Museum of Richmond. Through Shalom Farms, Ellie planted fruits and vegetables which are grown for low income families and communities who may not otherwise have access to healthy foods. Through the Fairy Godmother Club at Collegiate, Ellie helped organize a prom for teens at Jackson Feild Home. This home is for children who have endured trauma, mental illness or addiction. She has additionally helped organize and set up the prom for autistic children and young adults at the Faison School.
Ellie 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 Ellie! Remember to check Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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’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.
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!