Boys Scholar-athlete Team 1992-93 Scholar-athlete Teams

June 15, 1993|By Rick Belz

Adam Shavitz Atholton

Class: Junior

GPA: 3.92, SAT: 1,140

Sports: Soccer, indoor track, lacrosse

Other activities: Lorien Nursing Home volunteer, Student Government Association class representative, National Honor Society, Special Olympics, prom committee, youth soccer referee.

Profile: He has achieved honor roll status every quarter of his high school career while taking many gifted and talented courses. He captained the soccer team to the regional finals last season. And he finds time to volunteer at a nursing home, work with Special Olympians and referee youth soccer.

"His competitiveness and mental determination have often allowed him to succeed in clutch situations over foes who were more skilled. Adam likes to win," said Reg Hahne, his soccer coach.

Said counselor Kevin Kelly: "He acts as a role model for our younger students because he combines the same fierce competitiveness on the field as he does in the classroom. Adam is popular with the faculty and students because of his witty personality."

Bobby Van Allen Centennial

Class: Junior

GPA: 3.54, SAT: 1,270

Sports: Cross country, indoor track, outdoor track

Other activities: Spanish Club, Student Government Association, French Club, Howard County Striders race volunteer.

Profile: All-County in cross country his sophomore and junior seasons, Van Allen promises to be one of the top competitors in the area his senior year.

Said his track and cross country coach, Al Dodds: "Bobby is very dedicated and very committed. He loves to run. With the work ethic that Bobby has shown, there is no doubt he will one day be competing nationally."

"His classroom and homework performance are good, and he especially excels in written assignments, displaying mature, insightful explanations far beyond the required work," said social studies teacher Nancy Jones.

Joe Brewer Hammond

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.94, SAT: 1,250

Sports: Soccer, basketball, baseball

Other activities: National Honor Society, Senior Class Council, Math Team, Ski Club, founder of Prayer and Bible Study Group, (( Young Life, editor Youth Group Newsletter, Boy Scout, Westinghouse Project.

College: Furman University, academic scholarship

Profile: He's a commended National Merit Scholar, an honorable mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar, an Eagle Scout, ranks seventh in a class of 294 and was the Columbia Rotary Club's Scholar Athlete of the Year. He's an all-county baseball player who helped his team reach the state finals his sophomore year.

"Joe is an outstanding young man who exemplifies excellence," said assistant Hammond principal Roger Plunkett.

Said math teacher Linda Kreitlow: "Joe is a mature young man who has learned to budget his time well. He has set priorities for himself which have allowed him to become a well-rounded person."

Jason Shefrin Howard

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.89, SAT: 1,280

Sports: Soccer, wrestling, baseball, indoor track

Other activities: Boy Scouts, National Honor Society, peer mediator, French Club, student government, CYBA baseball umpire, ski club.

College: University of Pennsylvania

Profile: He's an Eagle Scout, captained the wrestling team, played goalie on the soccer team and achieved honorable mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar. He was ranked as high as sixth in the state in the 145-pound wrestling class. He ranks sixth in a class of 281 while taking a heavy load of gifted and talented courses.

"He is serious about his studies and sports, but he also has a good sense of humor which makes him a good well-rounded young man who will do well in a university environment," said Howard assistant principal Don White.

Said soccer coach Rudy Storch: "He was a model team member. He was always at practice and always willing to do what was necessary to improve his game and set an example for the other players."

Eric Volland

Mount Hebron

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.83, SAT: 1,250

Sports: Baseball, soccer, cross country

Other activities: National Honor Society, Class Board, Mentor Program, volunteer at Linwood House and Hebron House, worked at a soup kitchen in Baltimore, stage manager for school play.

College: Bucknell University

Profile: He is the school winner in the Century III Leaders scholarship program and was an honorable mention in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Program. He wants to study medicine and play baseball in college. He ranks 10th in a class of 260 while taking many accelerated level courses.

"Erik is dependable, reliable, positive and can manage students and helpers in a positive way," said play director and calculus teacher Thomas Shankey. "He's one of the few students who I feel truly understands the scope and sequence of calculus."

Said Sara Parrott, resource teacher, gifted and talented program: "I have found Erik's work to be thoughtful, prompt, well-elaborated, analytical and of high quality. He is a competent writer who does more than is required."

Josh Tripp Oakland Mills

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.0, SAT: 1,400

Sports: Cross country, basketball, track

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