Adam Berry likes to compete with his twin brother, Andrew.
The two-time All-Metro wide receiver at Bel Air won some bragging rights last night, being awarded the grand prize, $4,000 scholarship winner at the 42nd Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner sponsored by the Greater Baltimore chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
The second-team All-State player is the school's all-time leading receiver in career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and will attend Princeton.
Top-ranked in a class of 358, he is class president, student council president and also plays baseball. He has a 1,430 SAT and caught 46 passes for 658 yards and 12 touchdowns last fall.
About 1,200 attended the dinner, which is the largest of its kind in the United States. A total of 93 athletes were honored at Martin's West in Woodlawn.
Four other regional winners - William Rueter, of Hereford; Kevin Doran, of Archbishop Spalding; Benjamin Hostetler, of River Hill; John McCoy, of Dunbar - got $1,500 grants.
Rueter, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound defensive end and tight end, was first-team All-State. He's a three-time All-Metro and All-Baltimore County player who ranks first in a class of 313.
Doran, a 5-9, 180-pound guard and team captain, was first-team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. He ranks in the top five percent of his class and also plays lacrosse.
Hostetler, a 6-3, 180-pound quarterback, defensive back, punter and team captain, was first-team All-Metro and All-Howard County and second-team All-State in 2004. He holds seven school records and ranks first in his class of 398. He also captains the lacrosse and basketball teams.
McCoy, a 6-3, 230-pound offensive tackle and defensive end, was captain and MVP of the Class 1A state champs and is in his class's top five percent.
Bill Mackley, who coached at John Carroll and Calvert Hall, was honored with the Herb Armstrong Service to Football Award. Gilman got the Paul Menton Award for the best high school football team.