Having been on the Dean’s List every semester, Ellie has a current 4.38 GPA and is a member of the Cum Laude Society. She scored a 1510 out of a possible 1600 on the SATs and a 34 out of 36 on the ACTs. Additionally on the SAT II tests, out of a possible 800, she scored a 720 on the US History exam and a 790 on the Mathematics 2 exam. Ellie has earned 4 perfect scores on her AP Exams. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar and has received the Virginia Courtney Simpson Award for Economics.
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 Field 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 is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship.
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