Badura earns Pursuit of Perfection award

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - At the Jefferson Hotel on Wednesday night, Clover Hill senior Abby Badura added another award for her mantel.  Badura won the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection Award, given to the Richmond-area senior who exhibits great achievements in the classroom on the playing field, and in the community.

Badura has a long line of achievements.  Earlier this season she was awarded the High School Heisman award in New York City.

Badura has been a USATF Junior Olympic All-American in cross country, earned numerous All-District and All-Region honors in cross country and track as well as qualified for state competition numerous times in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. Outside of athletics, she is the president of her class at Clover Hill, a National Merit Scholar, and leads a service group that has offered relief to hurricane victims in Haiti. She finished her career at Clover Hill with a GPA over 5.0.  She is headed to Princeton to study biomedical engineering.

The Lexus Pursuit of Perfection award includes a $10,000 college scholarship. It is the brainchild of George Whitlow, the President of Lexus of Richmond.  Whitlow said at the ceremony on Wednesday night, that he's hoping to make the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection a national award.

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