Ardrey Kell Senior Honored With Community Heroes Award
Ardrey Kell High School senior swimmer Lauren Wallace has been named the Queen City Audio, Video and Appliances Community Heroes Award Winner. The daughter of Jeff and Holly Wallace recently completed work on a community project to introduce Community House Middle School girls to the opportunities afforded female athletes today because of the Title IX Law (No person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.)
Lauren was able to use her background in swimming to hold an informational session to educate middle school girls on the opportunities provided by collegiate athletics. From her work, the next step is a training session at Swim Mac for these same girls to introduce swimming techniques in the water. Lauren worked hard to share new information with interested Student-Athletes through her own experience and love of the sport of swimming.
Lauren specializes in the 200 IM, 200 Freestyle, and 200 Backstroke. A year round swimmer, Lauren recently signed an NCAA Letter of Intent to attend and swim for the University of Richmond. With her decision, she becomes a third generation Richmond Spider. Lauren was part of the 800 Freestyle relay that broke the National Age Group Record and she is also a two time Most Valuable Swimmer of the Ardrey Kell High School Varsity Swim Team.
Lauren, a 4.71 student, plans to major in Pre-Med or Pre-Law at Richmond. She is a current member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and National Technical Honor Society. She has also been selected to be a Scholastic All American.
Queen City Audio, Video and Appliances salutes Lauren Wallace for her commitment to our community