Polina Bukina, Week 18 Nominee

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Congratulations, Polina Bukina of Mills E. Godwin High School Specialty Center for Medical Sciences, Lexus of Richmond's Leadership Award week 18 nominee!

With her 4.367 GPA, Polina is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, BETA Society, and is the Spanish Honor Society President. She took home the Old Dominion Special Award for Non-Destructive Testing at the Metro Richmond Science Fair and 3rd place in the Medical and Health category at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science.

Polina has played on Godwin’s varsity volleyball team all throughout high school and was the co-captain in 11th and 12th grade. She was named to the 2nd Team All-Conference in her junior and senior seasons and 10th – 12th grade she was selected for the All Conference Academic Team. She was the teams defensive player of the year for her junior season, and the team won the conference championship the same year. She is a tutor at her school through the NHS, Godwin’s Key Club treasurer, and Godwin’s Medical Club Vice President. Polina has spent 155 hours as a lab research assist at the Godwin Research Lab where they are working on cancer cell research.

She has spent time volunteering for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and is currently finalizing her EMT certification and volunteering for the Lakeside Rescue Squad. Polina has spent time as a volunteer for the Special Olympics through the Richmond Volleyball Club. She has volunteered at her local elementary school and has tutored other students at her high school.

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

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