Lexus Leadership Award Nominees

This program celebrates RVA's most talented scholar-athletes who have been nominated by school officials from the high school they attend.  Thirty gifted nominees will be selected.  At the end of the school year, all of the students, along with 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 more about each of our talented student nominees.  If you are a student seeking information regarding the program, and nomination process, check in with your school guidance office or call 804.323.8000 for details.

JOSEPH BECK Our week 4 nominee for the Lexus Leadership Award at Lexus of Richmond is Walker Barkstrom of Douglas Freeman High School. Walker is currently ranked first in a class of 393 students with a 4.62 GPA. On the ACT exam he received a perfect score of 36, and he scored a perfect 800 on the SAT Chemistry exam. Having completed 9 AP courses Walker scored a perfect 5 on every final AP exam. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, and Mu Alpha Theta. As a junior, Walker received the Centre College Fellow Award for Academic Distinction and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for the Study of Science and Mathematics. Learn more. 

MOHINI JOHRI Lexus of Richmond’s week 3 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Mohini Johri of The Collegiate School. An AP Scholar with Distinction, Mohini scored a 1550 out of 1600 on the SAT test and has a current 4.27 GPA. In 2018 she participated in the Cochrane Summer Economic Institute Internship at Startup Virginia, and she completed an internship with a physician at VCU. Following her research on ‘The Effect of Various Chewing Gum Flavors on the Reduction of Mouth Microbes’, Mohini took 3rd place at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science in 2015. This school year, she received The Collegiate School’s nomination for the Byrd Leadership Scholarship. Learn more.

ELIZA WOOFIN Lexus of Richmond’s week 2 nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Eliza Woodfin of St. Catherine’s School.With her current 4.23 GPA, Eliza has been on the Honor Roll or Head’s List every semester of high school. Eliza was recognized by the NFCA as an All American Scholar Athlete as a freshman and sophomore. In 2017 Eliza participated in the Ivy League Parent Teen Business Program at Harvard Business School, and she was involved in the Girl’s Advancing in STEM conference at Stanford. Recently Eliza was selected for Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Dean’s Leadership Award which is given to the top students in the program. Learn more.

LISA QIN We are excited to kick off our 24th Annual Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award nominees with Lisa Qin of Maggie Walker Governor’s School. Lisa currently has GPA of 4.67, and she scored a 1580 out of a possible 1600 on the SATs. Additionally she has received 4 perfect scores on AP tests. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, English NHS, and the American Sign Language NHS. Lisa is also the Co-President of the Science NHS and the Co-Secretary of Mu Alpha Theta. In 2018 Lisa received a Gold Medal for the National Spanish Exam. She has also received the Virginia Dental Association Research Award. Lisa was a finalist for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Lisa was the Grand Prize Winner for the Metro Richmond Science Fair. Learn more.