This story was written by Landstown High School Media Liaison Jennifer Morris.
Landstown High School senior Monica May Lombos is no average SCA President. While balancing a rigorous course load and serving as Landstown High School Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy’s SCA President, Lombos also dedicates part of her schedule to improving student council associations all around Virginia.
Over the summer, Lombos became the only Virginia Beach student to serve on the Virginia State SCA. She is the Appointed Advisory Board Member. This organization is run by VASSP, the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.
“Monica is such a breath of fresh air,” said Mikaela Gilchrist, Landstown’s SCA advisor. “She is a mature, dependable and accountable young woman. It is an honor to be her advisor as she challenges me to be a better leader as well. She is truly the glue that holds our organization together.”
Lombos is the glue for a plethora of organizations at Landstown and around the city. Among her many extracurricular activities, she is the City Wide SCA Secretary, a member of the Varsity field hockey team, DECA, and a proud member of the National Forensic League.
Being a servant leader is something that Lombos learned from her father.
“Leadership is very important to me, with my father being in the military, I was brought up to be a role model for my younger brother and always taught that leadership isn’t supposed to be a way to gain supremacy, rather it’s a service to give back,” Lombos said. “Anything that I do I want to be the person who makes a difference or influences someone to make a difference.”