Hewes, Zoulias active in school, community Athletes recognized for helping others 1992-93 SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAMS

June 15, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Their high school careers in the classroom and on the playing field will be remembered best for their hard work, dedication and desire to be the best they could be.

She was an all-county performer in soccer, basketball and track and field while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. He also was a 4.0 student and excelled in both cross country and lacrosse. Both were active in other school and community activities and drew praises from teachers and coaches for their willingness to lead and help others.

North Carroll's Francine Hewes and Westminster's Jim Zoulias have been chosen as The Baltimore Sun's 1992-93 Scholar-Athletes of the Year in Carroll County.

Hewes, a 17-year-old Manchester resident, will be heading to Johns Hopkins University this fall. She was a solid contributor on successful North Carroll playoff-making teams in soccer and basketball. As a junior in track and field, she won the Class 2A state championship in the long jump and followed that with a second-place finish this year.

"Ability and determination are the two words that come immediately to mind when thinking of this fine young lady," wrote John Lynam, Hewes' chemistry teacher and a volunteer basketball coach. "She also possesses the drive and desire not to settle for second best. . . ," he added.

Along with her studies and sports, Hewes also kept busy with a number of school and community activities, including helping others as a peer tutor and counselor. Emma Weishaar, mathematics chairperson, said of Hewes: "In addition to being a scholar and leader, Francine is a sensitive, caring and honest person."

Zoulias was a three-year varsity runner and captain this year, helping the Owls to three county and Central Maryland Conference titles, two region titles and one state title. This spring, he captained the Owls' lacrosse team to a 9-3 season and was among leading scorers in the county with 17 goals and 29 assists.

The 18-year-old Westminster resident will be continuing his academic and athletic career at the United States Naval Academy, where he plans to try out for the Navy's club lacrosse team.

"His dedication to excellence and his strong work ethic set an example for our team. These qualities will serve Jim well as he enters the United States Naval Academy," wrote lacrosse coach Jim Peters.

Cross country coach Jim Gilford added: "If every athlete on my team was like Jim Zoulias, my job would always be an easy one."

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