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Alex Bartholomew, Wharton

Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Boys' Hillsborough All-Academic team

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.75/3.96

Standardized test score: 34 ACT

Sports: Tennis (four years), soccer (three)

Proudest academic accomplishment: Bartholomew graduated as Wharton's valedictorian.

Proudest athletic accomplishment: Winning a Class 5A state soccer championship his senior year. "A lot of us grew up together and played soccer together for years. We were like a family. We went into districts with a pretty bad record (8-5-2) and turned it all around at the right time," he said.

Other feats: Won five Class 3A state tennis titles and one state runnerup ... National Society of High School Scholarship Award ... student government president

Last class in which he earned lower than a B: Never.

College: Duke

Did you know? He was appointed to the Citizen Advisory Committee, serving as a liaison to the school district his senior year.

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

Chris Plante

Durant

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.3/3.94

Standardized tests: 1370 SAT, 29 ACT

Sport: Diving

Notable: Four-time state diving finalist ... three-time regional diving champion and four time district diving champion ... ranked fifth in senior class

College: Dartmouth

Doug Blake

Sickles

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 5.87/3.91, Standardized tests: 1490 SAT, 32 ACT

Sports: Football, wrestling, track

Notable: Ranked sixth in class ... National Merit commended student ... two-time region qualifier in wrestling

College: MIT

Okeefe Simmons

Tampa Bay Tech

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.53/3.9; Standardized tests: 31 ACT

Sports: Cross country, soccer, track, tennis

Notable: Class salutatorian ... FHSAA All-Academic team ... won 13 varsity letters ... BayNews 9 David Logan Scholarship

College: FSU

Richard Blake

Berkeley Prep

Unweighted GPA: 3.93; standardized test: 1440 SAT

Sports: Cross country, track

Notable: Second in 1,600, third in 3,200 at Class 2A state track meet as a senior, three other top-six state individual finishes

College: Florida

John David Agliano

Jesuit

Unweighted GPA: 4.43; standardized test: 1520 SAT

Sport: Football

Notable: Class valedictorian ... two-year letterman on football team ... National Honor Society president

College: Miami

Jordan Pritt

Chamberlain

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.25/3.93

Standardized tests: 1340 SAT, 29 ACT

Sports: Wrestling

Notable: Ranked third in class ... wrestling district champion as a senior

College: UCF

Adam Sollazzo

Armwood

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.6/3.8; Standardized test: 1030 SAT

Sport: Basketball

Notable: Class 4A Player of the Year ... Times first-team All-Suncoast ... MVP of Hillsborough vs. Pinellas All-Star Game

College: East Tennessee State

Andy Wang

Sickles

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 5.96/3.95

Standardized tests: 1460 SAT, 32 ACT

Sport: Tennis

Notable: Class 4A individual singles state champion as a senior ... district singles champion

College: Rice

Matt Stumpf

Tampa Prep

Unweighted GPA: 4.06

Standardized test: 1500 SAT

Sports: Swimming, crew

Notable: Three top-three finishes at state swim meet as a senior ... Student Council president ... National Honor Society

College: Dartmouth

Charlie Mills

Jesuit

Unweighted GPA: 4.28

Standardized test: 1310 SAT

Sport: Basketball

Notable: Basketball co-captain ... led team in assists and free-throw percentage while ranking third in scoring

College: Holy Cross

Joshua Alston

Armwood

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 5.65/3.83

Standardized test: 1260 SAT

Sports: Swimming, football, track

Notable: Ranked 13th in senior class ... two-time football letter ... two-time academic letter

College: USF

Drew Kocher

Wharton

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.51/3.98

Standardized test: 28 ACT

Sports: Football, soccer

Notable: Ranked third in class ... starting placekicker for three years ... National Honor Society

College: Florida

Boys' Hillsborough All-Academic team 06/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 16, 2008 7:45pm]
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