Dillion Powell, Week 17 Nominee

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Congratulations, Dillion Powell of Midlothian High School, Lexus of Richmond’s Leadership Award week 17 nominee!

Dillion is the anticipated valedictorian with a 5.017 GPA and a SAT score of 1510 of a possible 1600. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, German National Honor Society and Social Studies Honor Society. He was named the AP Student of the Year in his junior year, and is currently enrolled in Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Studies Program for multivariable differential calculus.

Dillon has played lacrosse at Midlothian since freshman year and is currently the captain, and he even was involved in making it an official sport at the school. During his 10th grade season, the team won the Conference Title and went on to be a state semifinalist. Dillon was selected for the All Conference team and the All South Regional team after his 10th and 11th grade seasons. While at Midlothian, Dillon has held student council positions all four years of high school. He has also founded two clubs at his school; the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Club and the Chess Club. Dillon was selected as a Junior Marshall where he took part in organizing the graduation ceremony.

All throughout high school, Dillon has coached children’s and young teenagers’ lacrosse teams through the Chesterfield Youth League. He has also partnered with Sportable to assist and coach wheelchair lacrosse teams and disabled swimming teams; he also managed equipment for the lacrosse team for Sportable. Through founding the Midlothian High Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness Club, Dillon has been helping educate other students on the effects of the illness. He plans on organizing charity events and tying them into his spring lacrosse games.

Dillon is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship.

Follow the Lexus of Richmond blog to learn more about the 2016-2017 nominees!