Names: Kristin Medvetz/Sam Thepvongs
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Combining in mixed doubles tennis to reach the state finals for South Carroll High School last month at College Park, Montgomery County
Kristin's age: 18
Sam's age: 16
Kristin's residence; hometown: Taylorsville
Sam's residence; hometown: Mount Airy
Kristin's education: Graduate of South Carroll High School earlier this month; graduate of Mount Airy Middle School; graduate of Eldersburg Elementary
Sam's education: Junior at South Carroll High School; graduate of Mount Airy Middle; graduate of United Nations International School in New York
Kristin's family: Mother: Pat, systems analyst for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Owings Mills, Baltimore County; Father: Ron, teacher at Kenwood High School in Essex, Baltimore County; Brother:Michael, sophomore at South Carroll
Sam's family: Mother: Pranee,homemaker; Father: Santi, banker in New York City; Brother: Son, fifth-grader at Mount Airy Elementary; Sister: San, seventh-grader at Mount Airy Middle
Kristin's activities/hobbies: Soccer, tennis
Sam's activities/hobbies: Street hockey, all sports
Kristin's accomplishments: All Central Maryland Conference selection in tennis past two years, all-county tournament singles champion last year, reached the state finals in mixed doubles this year
Sam's accomplishments: Earned two varsity letters in tennis, had the regular season's best singles record in the Central Maryland Conference this year (14-3), reached the state finals in mixed doubles this year
Kristin's comments: "I had a great time playing tennis at South Carroll, and reachingthe state finals this year was a great way to go out. I am going to Penn State this fall and will be trying out for the tennis team."
Sam's comments: "We were practicing partners and hit with each other all year long and knew each others' games really well. We also had three weeks of practice together, which really helped, and the further we got the better we played."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.