1992 Academic-Athletic Team

May 03, 1992

JULIE AYERS

Severn

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.19. SAT: 1360.

Sports: Soccer and tennis

Other activities: National Honor Society tutor; Spanish Honor Society and Club; Cum Laude Society; Senior prefect; hostess, Italian Exchange program; Math Team; co-editor yearbook staff; school newspaper reporter; treasurer Z Club (service organization); Ping Pong Club; member, Students Against Drunk Driving.

College: Washington and Lee

Capsule: Ayers was winner of the George Washington University Science Medal, which is presented to the junior with the highest average in math last year. That was just one of several academic awards won by this extremely well-rounded two-sport student-athlete.

She also has won the Yale University Book Award, Loyal Legion Literary honorable mention and the Continental Math League Award. Ayers has taken a place on the Headmasters' List every semester since sixth grade at Severn.

"Julie's academic program is one of the most demanding possible at Severn," wrote Norwood Johnston II, director of college counseling.

"In science, mathematics, Spanish and English, she has advanced to the highest courses we offer. No one in her class has a more demanding curriculum than Julie's."

Her curriculum includes three advanced placement courses and honors physics yet her school, athletic and community involvement is not limited.

"What makes Julie such a stellar candidate for an honor such as this one is the myriad of arenas in which she has achieved not only success, but true excellence," wrote soccer coach Gib Fitzpatrick. Chesapeake

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.70. SAT: 1150

Sports: Soccer and lacrosse

Other activities: National Honor Society; vice president Varsity Club; worked as apprentice to a group of electrical engineers at David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis.

College: Lehigh, athletic scholarship.

Capsule: An All-County performer in soccer and lacrosse as a junior, Cameron was named All-Metro and All-State in soccer last fall. A knee injury in early spring ended his three-year lacrosse career.

His ability in soccer and his academic record earned him an athletic scholarship to the school of engineering at Lehigh.

"His ability to analyze and solve problems is unique for a high school student," wrote Kathryn L. Kubic of Chesapeake's math department. "I believe that he would be successful in any technical field that he chooses."

Chesapeake physics teacher Tom Barnicoat echoed Kubic's remarks and added, "Greg is a leader, and is extremely well-respected and well-liked by both his teachers and peers. Greg's exceptional maturity impresses one immediately." Old Mill

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.80; SAT: 1280.

Sports: Soccer and lacrosse

Other activities: National Honor Society; Senior Class vice president; member, Math, Varsity and Environmental Awareness clubs; Peer Helper; participant in Chesapeake Regional Association Student Council conventions and leadership programs; volunteer, Special Olympics; editor, yearbook; community service volunteer and youth sports coach/official and member, local swim team.

College: University of Delaware, academic scholarship.

Capsule: Half of a set of twins on this year's team, Baker is a bundle of energy and joy. Her involvement goes beyond the academic-athletic realm and reaches into the community.

With her sister Amanda, Alison received a citation from former County Executive O. James Lighthizer and the Office of Community Services for seven years of volunteerism in the Special Olympics and youth sports programs.

"She has also spent many hours, including a portion of her summer vacation, working on our yearbook, Opus," wrote English instructor Sean Swanson, who said Baker has extraordinary writing ability.

"I predict this year's yearbook will be the best in Old Mill history because the staff has an editor like Alison."

Swanson called Baker "the strongest writer I have ever had in my creative writing course" and says her writing "borders on professional."

Soccer coach Bruce Sponsler said Baker's "leadership skills are quite developed for a high school senior." Glen Burnie

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.32. SAT: 1000

Sports: Soccer and tennis

Other activities: National Honor Society; fund-raiser for school PTSA and Soccer Boosters; Anne Arundel County Science and Engineering Fair recipient of the U.S. Army Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Engineering; part-time sales clerk and assistant manager.

College: Virginia Tech.

Capsule: A member of the school's honor roll since he started at Glen Burnie in 1988, Campbell is ranked No. 31 in a senior class of 320 while playing two varsity sports.

His attributes in athletics obviously carry over into the classroom. Tennis coach Kay Pulford says he is "a self-disciplined individual who possesses many good qualities, such as intelligence and dependability, and is cooperative and courteous."

Physics teacher J. Sean Moore wrote of Campbell, "He is a model student. He has the ability to grasp even the more complex concepts that are required in physics."

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