LEXUS OF RICHMOND LEADERSHIP AWARD


THE 23RD ANNUAL LEXUS OF RICHMOND LEADERSHIP AWARD PROGRAM


This program celebrates RVA's most talented scholar-athletes who have been nominated by school officials from the high school they attend. Through our collaboration with iHeartMedia, 1140 WRVASports Radio 910, and FOX Richmond WRLH, we are able to present to the community 30 gifted nominees. At the end of the school year, all of the students, their parents and coaches come together for an exciting banquet where the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award winner is named. That title comes with a $10,000 stipend.  Check in weekly throughout the school year to learn about our 30 weekly nominees.  For more information regarding the program, check in with your school guidance office, or call 804.323.8000 for details.


Week 3 - Izzy LeBey - Collegiate School


 

Izzy LeBey of the Collegiate School is Lexus of Richmond's week 3 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship. With her current GPA of 4.18, she is an AP Scholar, has been on the Dean's List, and on the Honor Roll all throughout high school. Upon taking the International Youth Chinese Test, Izzy received a High Pass for level 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, she is a member of the Battle of the Brains, and she received the Debate Award in 2015 and the James F. Oats III Art Study Grant earlier this year.

For senior year, Izzy is the cross country team captain and a 6 year varsity runner for cross country and track. A decorated athlete, she has twice been named the USA Track and Field Virginia 1500m Champion and twice named the 800m Virginia Champion. Beyond that, Izzy won the USA Track and Field Mid Atlantic Region 1500m and 800m and qualified for the National Championships. She has received accolades including: 3 All State Cross Country Honors, 3 All State Track Honors, 2 All Metro Track Honors, and 7 All League of Independent Schools Honors between Cross Country and Track.

Heavily involved in life outside the classroom, Izzy has been on Collegiate's Battle of the Brains team and their State Academic team both for two years. Other organizations she participates with include Collegiate' literary magazineEarth Society, and RAMPS or Ramp Access Made Possible by Students. Beyond school functions, she has studied sustainable farming and culinary arts. This allowed her to travel to Italy and learn first hand on a sustainable farm where she learned the stages of production of prosciutto of the heritage pig breed under protective status, and she worked as a casaro on a sustainable goat farm.

Having a passion for her sport and wanting others to enjoy it, Izzy founded a charity where students at Collegiate can donate their gently used track shoes and spikes for Anna Julia Cooper School's track and cross country athletes. She has worked with others to help paint the Hilliard House for abused mothers and children. Izzy has also spent time catering for groups such as: Stop Child Abuse NowCaritas, and for patients at The Doorways.

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


Week 2 - Madison Jiranek - St. Catherine's School


 

Lexus of Richmond's week two nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Madison Jiranek of St. Catherine's School. Last year, she was named St. Catherine's Junior Scholar for having the highest GPA in the class with a 4.43. She has scored two perfect 5's on AP Tests was named an AP Scholar with Distinction after her junior year. As a freshman Madison ranked in the top 5% during the National Spanish Exam. Additionally, she was elected to her school's Cum Laude Society as a part of the top 10% of her class.

A three-sport varsity athlete, Madison plays lacrossefield hockey and indoor track. In 2017, she received St. Catherine's Athletic IMPACT Award for all three sports. Currently a lacrosse captain, Madison has received recognition such as: All LIS Team, 1st and 2nd Team All Metro, 2nd Team All State, All American and Academic All American. For her junior season in field hockey , she was named to the All LIS Team as well as the 2nd Team All State. As a part of the indoor track team, Madison won the LIS Title for 55m hurdles and was selected for the All LIS Team.

Once off the field, Madison is highly active in her school clubs such as the math club and knitting club. She is involved in St. Catherine's Student Environmental Awareness Club or SEA as well as the Community Service League; both of which, she has been a part of since freshman year. During 11th grade, she became a peer advisor to younger students in the school to help guide them on their journey. Madison has been a writer for her school newspaper, The Arcadian, since 9th grade and now as a senior, she is an editor of the paper.

An active participant in the community, Madison has taken part in service trips to Patagonia and the Dominican Republic, and she was involved in a service drive to help Hurricane Harvey victims. She has been an assistant coach at both the Top Dog Field Hockey Camp and at St. Catherine's Middle School Summer Lacrosse Camp. Madison has been involved in the 100 4 100 Project which raises money for less fortunate children at Christmas time. They join the children on a shopping trip to Dick's Sporting Goods where each child receives a $100 gift card to spend how they please.

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


Week 1 - Lauren McCarey - Maggie L. Walker Governor's School


 


Lexus of Richmond's week one nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Lauren McCarey of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. With a 4.3 GPA, she scored a 1530 out of a possible 1600 on the SAT's. Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Latin and English Honor Societies. She has scored 3 perfect 5's on AP tests and in 2017 she was named an AP Scholar with Honors.

As a four-year Varsity field hockey player, Lauren is currently the team captain for her senior season. In 2014 the team was the Virginia 4A State Runner Up. Throughout her high school career, Lauren has collected accolades including: All-State 2nd Team, All-Region 1st Team, Richmond Times Dispatch All Metro 2nd Team, and All-Conference 1st Team. Additionally, Lauren has played defense for the Varsity soccer team since 2015, and she had previously been the JV soccer team captain.

This past summer Lauren participated in a mentorship at the Richmond Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, and she plans to put that experience to good use as she explores various aspects of economics in college and beyond. Lauren is a member of Maggie Walker's RAMPS Club or Ramp Access Made Possible by Students, and she is a part of Club SECSEE (Saving the Earth through Conservation, Sustainability, and Environmental Education).

Ever present and active in the community, Lauren is involved with the Girls with Goals Leadership Academy and the Autism Society of Central Virginia Bowling Buddies. She recently held an internship with the Greater Richmond Fit4Kids. Lauren has been a volunteer coach for the U-10 Field Hockey with Panthers United. She has also spent time with organizations including Relay for Life, the Special Olympics and Millwood School Summer Camps.

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

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