Lexus Scholar Athletes

This program celebrates RVA's most talented scholar-athletes who have been nominated by school officials from the high school they attend.  Thirty gifted Lexus Scholar Athletes 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.

WEEK 1: Walker Wallace 

Lexus of Richmond is proud to present our first scholar athlete of the school year, Walker Wallace of St. Christopher’s School. Having a current 4.5 GPA, he has received high honors every semester. Walker is a National Merit Commended Scholar. On the SAT exam he scored a near perfect 790 Math and a 1520 out of 1600 overall. He is additionally an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, the National Spanish Honor Society. At the end of his junior year Walker was selected by the faculty for the Dartmouth Book Award. He is a member of the English 10 which is comprised of the top 10 English students at St. Chris.

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WEEK 2: Shreya Sharma 

Lexus of Richmond’s week 2 scholar athlete for the Lexus Leadership Award is Shreya Sharma of the Collegiate School. Having a current 4.43 GPA, she has consistently been on the All A Honor Roll and is a Cum Laude Inductee. Shreya scored a 34 out of 36 on the ACT exam. With 3 perfect AP exams, she is an AP Scholar with Honors. Shreya has received the Wellesley Book Award which is given to students who excel in academics. She has been the recipient of a Historical Research Paper Clio Award and an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art Competition. She was also recognized with a HOBY Presidential Service Award.

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WEEK 3: Luke Lamberson

The third scholar athlete in Lexus of Richmond’s Class of 2020 Leadership Award is Luke Lamberson of James River High School. Luke is ranked 4th in a class of 451 students with his 4.963 GPA. Having scored a perfect 800 on the math portion, he received a 1580 out of 1600 on the SAT. Additionally, he scored perfect 800’s on the SAT Math 2 and the SAT World History. Luke earned a perfect 36 on his ACT, and he has 10 perfect AP Exam scores to his name. He is a National Merit Semifinalist and a Harvard Book Award recipient. Luke was awarded 1st Place at the State Chemistry Olympiad Exam. In both 2018 and 2019 he took 1st Place in the Chesterfield County STEAM Competition. He was selected to participate in the John Hopkins University Study of Exceptional Talent Program. Luke is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the World Language, Math, and Social Studies Honor Societies.

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WEEK 4: Caroline Gill

Lexus of Richmond’s 4th scholar athlete for the Leadership Award Scholarship is Caroline Gill of Saint Gertrude High School. With a current 4.2 GPA, Caroline has received 1st Honors (highest academic level) as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She was additionally named the Freshman Valedictorian. Caroline earned the Highest Spanish Average of her class as a freshman, and the Highest History Average as both a freshman and sophomore. She also received the Highest Art Average and had a drawing selected as an honorary piece for exhibit to promote the school gallery. Additionally, Caroline is a member of the Honors Art Portfolio Program. As a junior she was the recipient of the West Point Leadership Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership, academics, service, and citizenship.

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WEEK 5: Sully Beck 

Sully Beck of St. Christopher’s School is Lexus of Richmond’s fifth scholar athlete nominated for the Lexus Leadership Award Scholarship. Sully is currently tied for the first in his class with a 4.7 GPA. He scored a 1540 out of 1600 on the SAT exam, and he has received 4 Perfect AP exam scores earning the title AP Scholar with Distinction. Sully is a Commended National Merit Scholar. St. Chris faculty selected Sully to be one of their nominees for the Jefferson Scholar Program at UVA. He was also chosen by school faculty for the Jefferson Book Award at the end of his junior year. Sully is a Rensselaer Medalist, which is a top science award at St. Chris. He attended the Summer Residential Governor’s School for Medicine and Health Sciences: a month long program for 26 Virginia students in the classroom and shadowing healthcare professionals.

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WEEK 6: Mary Caroline Heinen

Mary Caroline Heinen

With a 4.6 GPA, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, English Honor Society, Chinese Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and the Science Honor Society. Mary Caroline scored a 1540 out of 1600 on her SAT exam and a 800 on the Math SAT 2. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Semifinalist. As a junior Mary Caroline and her team entered the Math Modeling the Future National Competition in Chicago and they took 3rd Place.

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WEEK 7: Gilbert Deglau

Gilbert Deglau

Gilbert Deglau of The Collegiate School is Lexus of Richmond’s week 7 scholar athlete for the Leadership Award Scholarship. With a current 4.29 GPA, he has ended every semester on the A/B Honor Roll. Gilbert scored a 1490 out of a possible 1600 on the SAT exam, and he has earned two perfect AP exam scores. Gilbert has received National Merit Recognition for his efforts. He was recognized with Distinguished Participation in the National Spanish Exam. He attended the Congress of Future Medical Professionals. Gilbert was invited to participate in the American Chemical Society US National Chemistry Olympiad.

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