The Sun for Anne Arundel Academic-Athletic Team

May 02, 1994


Kevin Bonk


Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50. SAT: 1,050

Sports: Wrestling and lacrosse.

Other activities: National Honor Society; Eagle Scout, Troop 770; part-time job as newspaper boy, cuts grass and is a pool manager in the summer.

College: Maryland

Snapshot: Named the Outstanding Scholar Athlete for the Cougars' wrestling team, Bonk is ranked 27th in a class of 333. According to math teacher Donna Zemke, Bonk excels in Algebra III and Advanced Placement calculus.

"Kevin possesses all of the academic qualities that spell success in higher learning," wrote Zemke.

Through the school's Media Tutoring Program, Bonk has served as a tutor. Accepted by the engineering schools at Maryland and Virginia Tech, Bonk takes mostly advanced placement and gifted and talented courses.

Tony Costanzo


Class: Senior

GPA: 3.90. SAT: 1,250

Sports: Football, indoor track and baseball

Other activities: National Honor Society; tutor two days a week; Who's Who Among High School students.

College: Georgia Tech

Snapshot: Costanzo was the Wildcats' Scholar Athlete for football and as a three-sport athlete will earn seven varsity letters upon June graduation.

Despite playing three sports, Costanzo finds time to tutor fellow students one hour a day, two times a week.

"Rarely have I had the opportunity to coach a student/athlete who combines the physical, mental and social skills necessary to become a well-rounded person," wrote Arundel athletic director and baseball coach Bernie Walter.

"The words I would use to best describe Tony are intelligent, unselfish, hard working, achievement oriented, loyal and honest."

Costanzo is the Wildcats' starting left fielder and was an important member of last year's state 4A champion.

Eric Hoppa


Class: Senior

GPA: 4.28. SAT: 1,290

Sports: Soccer and basketball

Other activities: National Honor Society; Student for NHS; Class Government Delegate; business editor and sports reporter for school newspaper, Tribruin; member American Diabetes Association, St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church and "Share Your Christmas" food drive.

College: Loyola, partial academic scholarship.

Snapshot: Ranked No. 3 in a class of 300, Hoppa is a National Merit Commended Scholar, Maryland State Distinguished Scholar semi-finalist, has been on the Principal's Honor Roll every marking period since 9th grade and has made the State's Minds in Motion list for student athletes eight times.

Hoppa has been nominated for a Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia, and is eligible for annual Presidential Scholarship Awards of $7,500 and $5,000 to Loyola College and Muhlenberg College, respectively.

"Eric was named a team captain of our basketball team this year despite being a nonstarter," wrote assistant athletic director Tim McMullen.

"He is so highly respected by his peers, coaches and teachers that coach Ken Kazmarek made such an interesting decision."

Mark Kiefer

St. Mary's

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.60. SAT: 1,200

Sports: Football, basketball and golf.

Other activities: Volunteer math tutor for elementary school students; volunteer 13-14 youth baseball coach; volunteer community clean-up activities; plays summer baseball with Annapolis American Legion.

College: Villanova, full football scholarship.

Snapshot: Kiefer was the area's premier kicker and was named to The Sun's All-Metro team. He received a football scholarship to Villanova.

A frequent member of the St. Mary's Honor Roll, Kiefer also earned an academic scholarship to Johns Hopkins and was a Tandy Technology Scholar.

"Mark is a young man of impeccable character and empathy for others, is an individual who gives 100 percent effort in academic situations," wrote principal Sister Phyllis McNally.

Football coach Brad Best wrote: "The quality that I feel puts Mark above the rest is his willingness to help others."

David LaMore

Mount St. Joseph

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.90. SAT: 1,290

Sports: Wrestling and lacrosse.

Other activities: National Honor Society; member Religious Activities Committee and the Leadership club; senior Alter server at St. John's Parish; summer volunteer at Harbor Hospital.

College: Bucknell

Snapshot: Ranked No. 2 in his senior class of 252, this Millersville resident is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar finalist and a Ryken Scholar.

LaMore maintained a 4.0 GPA his first three years at the Mount and 3.9 his senior year while taking honor classes such including, AP English, government, biology and trig/analysis and physics.

A member of the Gaels' National Prep Champion wrestling squad, LaMore "is a genuine sort with an integrity rarely found in teens," wrote counselor Barry J. Fitzpatrick.

Matt Lentz

North County

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.17. SAT: 1,320

Sports: Soccer, basketball and baseball

Other activities: President National Honor Society; Captain Math Team; peer tutor; acolyte and volunteer at St. John Lutheran Church; volunteer teacher's aide at summer Bible School.

College: UMBC, partial academic scholarship

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