Alex Bartholomew, Wharton Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.75/3.96
Standardized test score: 34 ACT
Sports: Tennis (four years), soccer (three)
Class schedule as senior: AP Human Geography, AP Statistics, English 4
Honors, AP Environmental Science, AP U.S. History, AP Chemistry, AP Macroeconomics (Online).
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 (two singles, two doubles, one team) and one state runnerup (doubles) ... National Society of High School Scholarship Award ... student government president ... Voted as having "Most Leadership" in senior superlatives. ... first place in Science Brain Bowl (Quiz Bowl and chemical equation balancing) ... founded school's soccer club ... Wendy's High School Heisman. ... Principal's honor roll
Last class in which he earned lower than a B: Never.
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
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.3/3.94
Standardized tests: 1370 SAT, 29 ACT
Notable: Four-time state diving finalist ... three-time regional diving champion and four time district diving champion ... ranked fifth in senior class. ... Highest GPA on swim and dive team. ... Key scholar. ... Participated in a Rotary Club surgical mission trip to Mexico, where doctors performed plastic surgery on cleft palate patients. ... Metropolitan Ministries volunteer.
College: Will attend Dartmouth to study medicine. He wants to be a plastic surgeon.
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. ... Wrestling district champion his junior year. ... Three-time All-Western Conference selection (wrestling twice, football once). ... Track team captain. ... National Honor Society. ... cooked for football team and track team.
College: First Sickles student accepted to MIT, where he will play football and run track.
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. ... Student Government president. ... Three-year No. 1 cross country runner. ... Soccer team MVP. ... Two-year track team captain. ... Key Scholar. ... Three-time dental spelling state and regional champion, three-time national qualifier. ... Ventures scholar.
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. ... Top five in Class A state in cross country sophomore, junior and senior, four-time state qualifier. ... State Headmaster's List. ... National Honor Society. ... Mu Alpha Theta. ... Science Honors Society.
John David Agliano
Unweighted GPA: 4.43; standardized test: 1520 SAT
Notable: Class valedictorian ... two-year letterman on football team ... National Honor Society president
College: Academic scholarship to University of Miami, where he will major in biomedical engineering.
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.25/3.93
Standardized tests: 1340 SAT, 29 ACT
Notable: Ranked third in class ... wrestling district champion as a senior. ... Two-time All-Western Conference second-team selection. ...Capstone project winner. .. . Army Academic Scholar Award. ... Sunshine Scholar. ... National Merit commended. ... National Honor Society.
College: UCF, double major in engineering and computer science.
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.6/3.8; Standardized test: 1030 SAT
Notable: Class 5A Player of the Year ... FACA Player of the Year. ... MVP of FACA All-Star Game. ... Times first-team All-Suncoast ... MVP of Hillsborough vs. Pinellas All-Star Game. ... First-team Western Conference. ... Three-time Academic Letter recipient. ... Bright Futures. ... Master of Medallions. ... National Honor Society. .. Honor Court. ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
College: Full athletic scholarship to East Tennessee State
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 5.96/3.95
Standardized tests: 1460 SAT, 32 ACT
Notable: Class 4A individual singles state champion as a senior ... district singles champion. ... Straight A's since freshman year. ... National Merit Commended Scholar. ... Key Scholar. ... National Honor Society President. ... Mu Alpha Theta president. ... Engineering club president. ... Three-time presidential award recipient.
College: Athletic scholarship to Rice
Unweighted GPA: 4.06
Standardized test: 1500 SAT
Sports: Swimming, crew
Notable: Three top-three finishes at state swim meet as a senior (2nd in 200 free relay, 2nd in 200 medley relay, 3rd in IM 100 breast) ... Student Council president ... National Honor Society. ... Top 16 in 2007 NCSA Junior Nationals in 50 yard breaststroke, second place in 200 medley relay. ... Varsity 4 Florida State Rowing Association Champs. ... Headmaster's Student Advisory Council. ... Cum Laude Society. ... Spanish Honor Society. ... Mu Alpha Theta.
College: Dartmouth, where he will be on the swim team.
Unweighted GPA: 4.28
Standardized test: 1310 SAT
Notable: Basketball co-captain ... led team in assists and free-throw percentage while ranking third in scoring. ... Tampa Bay Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-Star. ... National Honor Society. ... Earned just two B's in high school career.
College: Will attend Holy Cross, where he received a invitation to walk on to the basketball team.
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. ... All-County football honorable mention. ... National English Merit Award. ... USF Directors Scholarship. ... Math tutor. ... Every Day Blessings volunteer. ... Received admission to play football at Army, Navy and Air Force.
College: USF, where he will walk on to the football team.
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.51/3.98
Standardized test: 28 ACT
Sports: Football, soccer
Notable: Ranked third in class ... starting placekicker for three years ... Played on Class 5A state champion soccer team. ... National Honor Society. ... Beta Club. ... Spanish National Honor Society. ... Bright Futures. ... Volunteered with the YMCA's "Serve it Up" program, organizing holiday parties for a local children's home. ... Second-grade teacher's assistant.
College: University of Florida on a Bright Futures scholarship.