DEREK ANDERSON

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Broadneck

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.00; SAT: 1270

Sports: Cross country, indoor track and outdoor track

Other activities: Senior Class president; Student Government Association, National Honor Society and DECA; one of two students on Board for Secondary School Recognition.

College: Purdue University.

This young man ranks as one of the most outstanding in the nine years of the academic-athletic team.

Sixteen admiring people took the time to write a letter of recommendation on this superb student-athlete. An All-County performer in cross country and track (indoor and outdoor), Anderson also is exceptional in the classroom.

It's no wonder that he is a top candidate for Broadneck valedictorian and is in Who's Who Among American High School Students. A MarylandDistinguished Scholar, Anderson was one of only two students in school to take Latin IV. He also won the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Most Outstanding Math and Science Student (1989-1990).

"In all the years I've been a teacher and coach (over 20 years), Derek's resume is the most impressive I have ever seen," said Broadneck athletic director Tim McMullen.

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CAPTION: DEREK ANDERSON

LAURA COAKLEY

St. Mary's

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.00; SAT: 1120

Sports: Soccer and basketball

Other activities: National Honor Society; treasurer, Student Government Association and Junior Civitan; nominated for Leadership Seminars at College of Notre Dame and ValleyForge; volunteer at St. Stephen's Church Nursery.

College: Wake Forest on a basketball scholarship.

St. Mary's athletic director and girls basketball coach Carmine Blades calls Coakley "an example of an All-American girl."

She's an "All-American girl" with the ability to bounce back from setbacks. After accepting a full scholarship for basketball to Wake Forest and anticipating a great senior season, she injured her knee a few games into the season and ended up sittingon the sidelines.

"When she suffered the bad injury, she rebounded quickly to overcome the adversity even though she was inwardly devastated," wrote honors physics instructor Cyril J. Stockhausen. "Laurais a winner in the true sense of the word."

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CAPTION: LAURA COAKLEY

MARK BUDZINSKI

Severna Park

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.45; SAT: 1010

Sports: Soccer and baseball

Other activities: Winning on Wellness; Our Lady of the Fields Church; Severna ParkAmerican Legion summer baseball team; Scholar-Athlete Award entire high school career; works part-time as youth soccer referee for countyRec and Parks.

College: Richmond, Virginia Tech or the Universityof Maryland.

An All-County performer and NCAA Division I prospectin both soccer and baseball, Budzinski is ranked 36th in a class of 401 and quite obviously is one of the school's more outstanding students.

By combining academic and athletic excellence so aptly, Budzinski has several options for college. He has received partial academic scholarships to the University of Miami and Campbell University andis still looking at Richmond, Virginia Tech and Maryland.

With all that Budzinski has accomplished, probably his greatest achievement came when soccer teammate 16-year-old Ken Taylor Jr. presented him with a plaque for serving as team captain and paid him tribute for being "a true leader on and off the field."

Taylor reiterated his glowing remarks in a letter: "Mark is a role model for the rest of his teammates and peers. I feel very lucky to be known as one of his friends."

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CAPTION: MARK BUDZINSKI

KARA DANIELS

Glen Burnie

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.92; SAT: 1240

Sports: Soccer, basketball and tennis

Other activities: President, National Honor Society; Captain, 'It's Academic' team; president/adviser assistant, Student Council; protocol coordinator for senior class; debate, foreignlanguage and math clubs; representative to the Chesapeake Regional and Maryland associations of student councils; school newspaper; yearbook prom committee; tutor in math, Spanish, science, social studies and engineering.

College: Duke or Loyola

This extremely well-rounded young woman is involved in all facets of high school life while ranked No. 2 in a class of 361 and excelling in three varsity sports.

"To put this much time into extracurricular activities and still maintain a very high grade-point average is an indication that Miss Daniels is a highly organized and responsible person," wrote Glen Burnie girls soccer coach and chemistry teacher Ron Alberico.

Daniels'academic standing is even more incredible when one considers that she is involved in so many school activities and takes four advanced placement classes.

Corporate law and possibly jumping into politics later are Daniels' goals, as she never stops broadening her horizons.This summer she will visit Europe as part of the Presidential Classroom's International Program.

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CAPTION: KARA DANIELS

JEFFREY FARR

Arundel

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50; SAT: 1240

Sports: Soccer and lacrosse

Other activities: Member, National Honor Society; Arundel High Scholar-Athlete Award; Scholarship Committee member; Student Government Association.

College: Villanova.

With his strength in math, Farr is headed for a bright future as a college student-athlete. All-County in both soccer and lacrosse, he is ranked 15th in a class of 363. He is headed for the school of engineering at Villanova.

"Working well in small-group situations, Jeff uses the spirit of teamwork he has learned through his participation insports," wrote math department chairman Dale D. Rains, an educator who truly recognizes the values of intertwining athletics and academics.

No doubt he has gained the respect of his peers for his attitude and athletic prowess as shown by his being named captain of both the soccer and lacrosse teams.

"I have coached and taught Jeff threeyears and can not think of anyone I would recommend more," said veteran phys-ed teacher and lacrosse coach Clint Gosnell.

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CAPTION: JEFFREY FARR

LYNN HENKEL

Archbishop Spalding

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.12 (weighted); SAT: 1060

Sports: Field hockey,basketball and lacrosse

Other activities: Secretary, National Honor Society; Student Government Association Spirit Committee leader; Senior Class Council secretary.

College: Loyola College

Veteran teacher and moderator of the Spalding class of '91, Bert Kiessling, wrote that Henkel "is the kind of student who makes teaching rewarding."

Spalding girls basketball coach Paul Leimkuhler wished that Henkel was only a junior because they would love to have her back "to see how good she could become." He said she possesses "maturity, poise,athletic ability, strong work ethic and academic discipline."

Those traits have earned her the respect of her teachers and peers. Writes Assistant Vice Principal Donna M. DiGennnaro to write, "Lynn represents athletics in its purest and most admirable form."

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MAC MACWILLIAMS

St. Mary's

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.35 (weighted); SAT: 1180

Sports: Soccer and wrestling

Other activities: National Honor Society; member, SADD; first violin, Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, St. Mary's High Orchestra and Anne Arundel Community College Orchestra; Special Olympics volunteer.

College: Notre Dame, Vanderbilt or Northwestern.

Talk about diversity. It should be this standout student-athlete's middle name.

Not only was he a starter in varsity soccer for two years and 37-6-2 as a gold medalist 130-pound wrestler at the Maryland High School Wrestling Classic, MacWilliams is ranked seventh in a class of 140 with a weighted GPA of 4.35. He was named to the Maryland State Wrestling Association All-Academic Team and is the only county musician named to the All-Eastern USA Orchestra.

As a first violin, MacWilliams was named All-State Orchestra three straight years and performed on a 1988 summer concert tour that took him to the Netherlands. In addition, he was soloist for the Anne Arundel Community College spring concert this year.

"As a person Mac is everything you would want your son to be -- hard-working, dedicated, enthusiastic, caring of others and with strong moral convictions," said veteran football and wrestling coach Brad Best.

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CAPTION: MAC MACWILLIAMS

NICOLE HUBERFELD

Severn School

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.60; SAT:1260

Sports: Field hockey and softball

Other activities: Senior Class president; Senior prefect; Student Council; National Honor Society; actress, Performing Arts Productions; school newspaper; Spanish (treasurer), Key and Environmental clubs; singer in the Madrigals.

College: University of Pennsylvania

Huberfeld has strong interests in the humanities, said counselor Joel K. Madden, who spoke of the young woman in glowing terms.

"She was a cornucopia of creative ideas to make last year's prom a memorable event and she had all the enthusiasm, drive and organizational skills needed to bring her ideasto fruition," wrote Madden, who was adviser to the Prom Committee.

While playing sports, Huberfeld has taken most of Severn's most challenging courses while maintaining a 3.60 GPA and participating in many other school activities.

Softball coach Renee Cade selected heras last year's Admirals' MVP, saying, "not because of her impressivestats, but for her consistent efforts to give 110 percent for the team, win or lose, rain or shine."

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MICHAEL MAZZOLA

South River

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.45; SAT: 900

Sports: Football, indoor track and baseball.

Other activities: Volunteer fund-raiser for community charity organizations; youth member, Sons of Italy in America, Annapolis Lodge No. 2225.

College: Frostburg State University.

While being one of those rare three-sport high school athletes, Mazzola has managed to hold downa couple of part-time jobs yet attain a senior class ranking of No. 14 in a class of 230.

"Michael possesses superior skills both on and off the playing field," wrote South River principal James B. Hamilton.

"Michael is one of the few students who has completed both a rigorous academic schedule as well as a vo-tech program. He should graduate this year with not just the required 22 credits but an outstanding 26.5 credits."

The Seahawks' senior has been named winner of the Anne Arundel County Vocational Skills Award two years in a row, was the school's Scholar-Athlete winner two years and received the National VICA Skill and Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Certificate.

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CAPTION: MICHAEL MAZZOLA

MEREDITH HUFFINES

Broadneck

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.78; SAT: 830

Sports: Soccer and softball

Other activities: National Honor Society all four years; class vice president; treasurer, Spanish Club; Student Government Association; vice president of community teen group; yearbook;coaches youth soccer.

College: Delaware

Ranked 14th in her senior class of 343, Huffines played two varsity sports this year and was captain of both her soccer and softball teams. The previous two years she played three sports, but gave up basketball this year.

She also was named this year's homecoming queen for the Bruins.

Huffines is outstanding athletically, as evidenced by her being named captain in two sports and MVP in soccer.

"Meredith has earned eight varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball," wrote Athletic Director Tim McMullen. "She has tremendous determination and pride. She consistentlyputs forth first-class effort in all of her academic and athletic endeavors."

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CAPTION: MEREDITH HUFFINES

SHAWN MOYER

North County

Class: Sophomore

GPA: 4.00 Sports: Soccer, basketball and lacrosse

Other activities: Representative to Student Government Association, Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils and Maryland Association of Student Councils; School Spirit Cluband yearbook staff; soccer referee in fall in youth program; assistant youth soccer coach and Spanish tutor.

Moyer holds the distinction of being the first sophomore, male or female, selected in the nineyears of the Anne Arundel County Sun All-County Academic Athletic Team. Honorable mention as a freshman, he has had a 4.0 GPA his first two years of high school while playing and starting in three varsity sports.

This is no ordinary 10th-grader. Moyer is beyond his years as being named team captain of the Knights' first basketball team indicates.

Moyer's list of academic honors received include: Hugh O'Brien Youth Winner; Minds in Motion Award (given by state to student-athletes); Principal's Honor Roll; Scholar-Athlete; Outstanding Achievement Awards in physical education, math, social studies, English andforeign language; Presidential Academic Fitness Award; the Women's Club Savings Bond for Student of the Year.

"Shawn is a person you only come across once or twice in a lifetime," wrote basketball coach Brad Wilson.

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CHRISTY HUTSON

Glen Burnie

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50; SAT: 1190

Sports: Volleyball, basketball and softball

Other activities: National HonorSociety; acolyte and supervisor of the nursery at United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie; prom committee; Varsity Club; Administrative Council; Social Studies Department aide; dance -- tap, ballet and jazz -- with Glen Burnie Recreation Association.

College: Towson State

An outstanding athlete who was a key member of the school's state championship volleyball team, Hutson is ranked 11th in a class of 383. She takes mostly advanced placement courses with math as a specialty.

Her resume reveals a heavy load of school and activity work, with volleyball as her best sport. She was a member of the 1989-1990 Deerfield Volleyball Club that traveled to national tournaments in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Albuquerque, N.M., for the U.S. Junior Olympics.

"Christy is an outstanding athlete and the epitome of a scholar-athlete," wrote teacher Joan Malcolm.

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CAPTION: CHRISTY HUTSON

MICHAEL NORTON

Broadneck

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50; SAT: 910

Sports: Football, basketball and lacrosse.

Other activities: Member, National Honor Society; class rep, Student Government Association.

College: University of Delaware.

A member of the Who's Who Among High School Students who is ranked 38th in a senior class of 343 and captain of his football and lacrosse teams, Nortonis a coach's dream.

He has earned All-County honors in both football and lacrosse, and in football he received the Bruin Award from coach Jeff Herrick for his "mature, positive attitude both on and off the field."

Despite those honors, Norton has made his biggest impression in basketball, say Broadneck athletic director Tim McMullen andhead coach Ken Kazmarek.

"Early in the season I confronted Mike with the possibility of little playing time and he quickly responded, 'I just want to help the team in any way I can even if it is just as a practice player,' " wrote Kazmarek.

"This young man is special, and he will be one that others will emulate because he has made the most of his abilities in every realm," wrote guidance counselor Sharon Kolstad.

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CAPTION: MICHAEL NORTON

TONYA KOLODZIEJSKI

North County

Class: Junior

GPA: 3.97; SAT: 1100

Sports: Soccer, basketball and softball

Other activities: National Honor Society; Student Government Association; captain, Math Team; Junior Class Committee; chairwoman, Multi-Ethnic Fashion Show; works summers as a lifeguard.

Kolodziejski holds the distinction of being theonly underclassman among the 12 girls selected. The North County junior has applied for the team all three of her high school years and was honorable mention the first two years.

She has played three varsity sports -- soccer, basketball and softball -- since she started high school at Brooklyn Park and has been captain and MVP of her soccer team the past two years.

All the while, Kolodziejski has maintained academic excellence as a near-4.00 student. She has taken outsidecourses at the U.S. Naval Academy (oceanography for the neophyte, basic computer programming, chemistry and computer designs), Catonsville Community College (pool operating) and Loyola College (SAT prep course).

"She is the outstanding student-athlete I have ever come into contact with in my career as an educator and coach," wrote 16-yearteacher/coach Dan Krimmelbein, who has written recommendation letters for many fine young people during the nine years of academic-athletic team.

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CAPTION: TONYA KOLODZIEJSKI

STEVEN SCHWAAB

Northeast

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.25; SAT: 1070

Sports: Cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

Other activities: NationalHonor Society; special programs at Naval Academy; aide to assistant principal; yearbook staff; Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Delegate; science department teacher's aide; delegate to Chesapeake Regional Association to Student Councils; works part-time as a Nautilus trainer.

College: UMBC.

Schwaab's attendance record may be moreincredible than Lou Gehrig's major-league baseball record of playingin 2,130 consecutive games. The Northeast senior has not missed a day of school since the fourth grade.

The perfect attendance is indicative of the dedication this three-sport runner gives to academics and athletics. By the time he graduates this June, he will have earned11 varsity letters and five captain bars.

Taking advanced placement courses in calculus, chemistry, English and U.S. history, Schwaab has distinguished himself as a superb scholar.

Schwaab has had to overcome a painful stress fracture of his left tibia that occurred his freshman year and would have ended the career of many. He never quit, kept running and by his junior year had conquered the injury.

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DIANE MCBEE

Chesapeake

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.90; SAT: 1340

Sports: Soccer and lacrosse

Other activities: Vice president, National Honor Society; Student Government Association; president, Varsity Club; member of the Environmental Awareness Committee; yearbook editor.

College: Virginia

A superb student, McBee is also blessed with great athletic skills as an All-County performer in both soccer and lacrosse.

She is a National Merit Commended Scholar and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist.

She is so outstanding that 19-year veteran teacher ofmath and journalism teacher Joseph Bandzwolek entrusted her with supervising 25 other students in the production of the 1991 Cougar yearbook.

"In my 19 years as yearbook adviser, Diane is not one of the top two or three, but the best yearbook editor with whom I have ever worked," wrote Bandzwolek.

"My words have not done her justice because she is so much more than I am able to capture," wrote girls lacrosse coach Jim Buchan.

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CAPTION: DIANE MCBEE

MICHAEL SOKOLOFF

Chesapeake

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.80; SAT: 1410

Sports: Cross country, indoor and outdoor track

Other activities:Captain, 'It's Academic' team; president, Math Club; National Honor Society, Science Club, Student Government Association, Drama Club, Class of '91 Activities Committee, Varsity Club; volunteer for Downs Park Day Camp and various track meets.

College: Duke University.

This busy young man is headed for the school of engineering at Duke University. Sokoloff is ranked third in a class of 340 while participating in three varsity sports in which he was captain of all three.

He has racked up a long list of academic honors that include: finalist, Maryland Distinguished Scholar; National Merit Scholar; Who's WhoAmong American High School Students; Scholar-Athlete Award in nine sports seasons; and Minds in Motion Award last two years.

He was selected for American Regional Math competitions at Penn State in grades eight through 11, was in top 1 percent of best math students at University of Maryland competition his junior year and has made his highschool honor roll every marking period of his four years.

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CAPTION: MICHAEL SOKOLOFF

STEPHANIE SCHUMMER

St. Mary's

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.20 (weighted); SAT: 1100

Sports: Soccerand lacrosse

Other activities: President, National Honor Society;Council on Student Affairs; school newspaper; school youth group; Volunteer Lighthouse Shelter; homecoming queen.

College: Richmond

St. Mary's assistant principal and head boys lacrosse coach Jim Moorhead said that Schummer is "one of those well-rounded students that educators love to talk about."

And there is a lot to say about thisgifted student-athlete who excels in both areas. She is ranked 13th in a class of 138 with a weighted GPA of 4.20 and a cumulative 3.99 through four years of high school.

Out on the field, she is equallyoutstanding in soccer and lacrosse. Moorhead, one of the most respected lacrosse coaches in the nation, said "Stephanie possesses the ability to play lacrosse on the Division I level."

Her soccer coach, Jerry Tobin, said "her greatest attribute is her intelligence both onand off the field."

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CAPTION: STEPHANIE SCHUMMER

LANCE TAYLOR

Meade

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50; SAT: 1070

Sports: Basketball and baseball

Other activities: Student Government Association Senator; taught Spanish to fifth- and sixth-graders at Manor View Elementary; participated in school fund-raisers such as Blood Drive, candy sales and Homecoming Float.

College: West Virginia Wesleyan or Southwest Missouri State.

A two-sport standout and leader in basketball and baseball, Taylor is ranked 50th in a senior class of 322.

"Lance is a highly motivated student who desires to excel and who achieves excellence by working hard in class, and in everything he does," wrote British writers teacher Jean W. Ritenour.

English teacher Karen L. Rose has known Taylor all four years of high school and considers him "a vivacious individual filled with creative and original thinking. The other students look up to Lance as a leader, organizer and a good friend."

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SUZANNE WEINBERG

Severn School

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.40; SAT: 1110

Sports: Field hockey, basketball and lacrosse

Otheractivities: National Honor Society; Senior prefect; coaches a Green Hornets youth lacrosse team.

College: Penn State

Weinberg is one of the most prolific scorers in county history, in not one but three sports. And despite being one of those rare three-sport athletes inthis age of specialization, Weinberg is on the Headmasters List for standout students.

"An exceptionally talented athlete, Suzanne is as focused and determined on the playing field as she is in the classroom," wrote Director of College Counseling Norwood Johnston II.

"Suzanne is a person other students admire and respect. She gains their trust and admiration through her patient understanding, good humor and high standards of conduct."

Weinberg is Severn's nominee for the Ray A. Kroc Student/Teacher Scholarship and the McCormick Unsung Hero Award.

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CAPTION: SUSAN WEINBERG

JAY THOMAS

Chesapeake

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.50; SAT: 1150

Sports: Cross country, indoor and outdoor track

Other activities: National HonorSociety peer tutor; Varsity Club; area art show exhibitor; contributor to school literary magazine; church youth group; volunteer for community beautification and improvement projects, local soccer clinics.

College: James Madison University.

Voted Most Athletic for theboys by his senior class, Thomas began his high school varsity career as a soccer player, but he turned to cross country his senior year and was named team captain. By graduation he will have earned 10 varsity letters in four sports and has been captain five times.

He also runs indoor and outdoor track while maintaining No. 16 ranking in aclass of 340.

"Jay has achieved his ranking while enrolling in college preparation courses and participating in three sports," noted track coach John Gray. "He demonstrates well the ability to balance academics and athletics."

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CAPTION: JAY THOMAS

PAMELA WILLIAMS

Old Mill

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.90; SAT: 1170

Sports: Cross country and softball

Other activities: President, National Honor Society; Varsity Club; member, Maryland Association for Student Councils; summer science camp counselor; volunteer for Sarah's House (shelter for needy and abused women).

College: Mary Washington

Until this year, Williams competed in three sports -- cross country, indoor track and softball -- but decided to give up indoor track this year. She is ranked third in a class of 461.

"She is one ofthe most conscientious and reliable students I have ever coached," wrote cross country and track assistant coach Leon Walters.

She hascaptained both her cross country and softball teams. In the classroom her credentials are superb, and Williams has been selected to prepare an example of written advanced placement English work for the county coordinator of English. It will be used as a model for writing folders countywide.

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CAPTION: PAMELA WILLIAMS

DANIEL WU

Severn School

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.80; SAT: 1240

Sports: Football, basketball and tennis

Other activities: Cum Laude Society; semifinalist, Maryland Distinguished Scholar

College: Princeton University

Wu has been on the Headmaster's List for outstanding students at Severn School for his final two years while excelling in three varsity sports --football, basketball and tennis.

He was the football team's Scholar-Athlete at the annual National Football Foundation Hall of Fame dinner in Baltimore.

Athletic director Fred Hewitt says that "Daniel is the type of student that Severn embraces because of his significant contributions in three sports."

An All-County choice in football as a running back who rushed for more than 1,400 yards, Wu hopes to play that sport at Princeton.

"In his junior year, Danny transferred to our school one week after football started, so he was behind the rest of the players," wrote football coachDoug Williams. "He told me he wanted to try out even though he had never played before. He sat on the bench the first three games, but inthe last seven, he ran for 950 yards."

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CAPTION: DANIEL WU

KATIE WOODCOCK

Severna Park

Class: Senior

GPA: 4.0; SAT: 1350

Sports: Field hockey and outdoor track

Other activities: Maryland Distinguished Scholar; National Honor Society; selected to represent school in Montreal to exchange ideas with French-speaking Canadiens.

College: Dartmouth or Amherst

Named the Anne Arundel County Sun Field Hockey Player of the Year last fall, this youngwoman is more than an outstanding athlete. She maintains a perfect 4.00 and is ranked No. 1 in her senior class of 401.

"She has all the traits of a dynamic young lady who is involved in all facets of life and finds time to master her academics," wrote veteran field hockey coach and physical education teacher Lil Shelton.

"Katie is a young lady who has her life in order, knows where she is going and how she plans to get there."

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CAPTION: KATIE WOODCOCK

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