2000 All-Anne Arundel County academic-athletic team

May 31, 2000|By PAT O'MALLEY


Derek Arnold, Northeast

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.80

SAT: 1,240

College: UMBC

Sports: Golf, lacrosse

Other activities: National Honor Society; school office assistant; works part-time at a supermarket; youth lacrosse referee.

Profile: Ranked 12th in a class of 328, Arnold received a Merit scholarship to UMBC in addition to a Science and Technology Scholarship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission/State Scholarship Administration. "Responsible, mature and trustworthy are words teachers and administrators use to describe Derek," wrote guidance counselor Donna B. Flynn.

Frank Bugg, Archbishop Spalding

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.07

SAT: 1,480

College: Arizona State or Texas

Sports: Football, wrestling

Other activities: National Junior College Honors Society - Phi-Theta Kappa at AACC; captain, Math Bowl Team; Key Club; Habitat for Humanity; volunteer church, library and fund-raiser for various charities; coach youth wrestling.

Profile: Bugg, a football lineman who received the Coaches Trophy, was the school rep for the McCormick Unsung Heroes and captain of the wrestling team. Bugg is ranked 34th in a class of 213, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, is in the Anne Arundel C.C. Gifted and Talented Program, is an AP/honors student, is a history award winner and was runner-up in a bridge design model construction contest. "Frank is the hardest-working, most persistent and self-motivated person I have ever met," wrote football coach Mike Whittles.

Marvin Charles, Annapolis

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.52

SAT: 940

College: Howard University

Sports: Football, basketball, baseball

Other activities: National Honor Society; peer mediator; three-year member of Maryland MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) program; SGA school Improvement; church junior usher and mentor/tutor; summer intern at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the meteorology division; Parole Community Association youth volunteers coordinator.

Profile: Reading by age 3, Charles developed into an impeccable student-athlete. A three-sport standout who was an All-County and All-State tight end in football and second team All-County outfielder in baseball, Charles ranked 27th in a class of 326. Among his numerous academic and community honors, he is scholar-athlete for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 37th Awards dinner. Counselor George H. Williams wrote that Charles is "a focused, goal-oriented young man."

Kraig "Bo" Danton, Chesapeake

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.10

SAT: 1,220

College: Grove City College

Sports: Football, basketball, baseball

Other activities: National Honor Society; peer mediator; member Varsity Club and Sportsmanship Committee; church tutor and youth puppet ministry; school concert choir and men's chorus; part-time rec and parks youth basketball referee.

Profile: Captain of all three of his teams, Danton was the only underclassman on last year's boys team. An honorable mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar and two-time scholar athlete in three sports, Danton was a Wendy's High School Heisman State semifinalist and the baseball team's Scholar Athlete for the Friends of Joe Cannon awards. Danton won a bronze medal in a Russian essay contest and was runner-up in the VFW's Voice of Democracy essay contest. Ranked 10th in his senior class of 374. Virginia R. Barnicoat, AP environmental science teacher, wrote that Danton has "outstanding moral character and ebullient personality."

Ryan McGarry, Severna Park

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.02

SAT: 1,200

College: Cornell

Sports: Football, lacrosse

Other activities: National Honor Society; Delegate Student Government and Chesapeake Regional Association for SGA's; sportswriter school newspaper; member Calculus Club and Young Life; youth group leader; physics tutor; Educational Liaison Committee; participant in school's Rock 'n' Roll Revival show; VP church group.

Profile: A three-year starter in football and lacrosse (All-County defender), McGarry is ranked 19th in his class of 403 and will major in engineering at Cornell, where he will play lacrosse. His leadership qualities made him an ideal captain in two sports. According to lacrosse coach Mike Bellotte, he "is the epitome of a student-athlete."

Starke Mueller, Severna Park

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.12

SAT: 1,320

College: Dartmouth

Sports: Football, lacrosse

Other activities: National Honor Society; Habitat for Humanity; Victim Fun Run; volunteer helper for elderly; church youth group; member Anne Arundel County Teen Court; summer camp counselor; field survey crew member.

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