RUSSELL PAYNE, 17, of Ellicott City.
School: a senior at Glenelg High School.
Honored for: He is co-chairman of Howard County's Black Student Achievement Program and president of the Black Awareness Club at Glenelg High School. He is a member of the Student Government Association, and a member of the U.S. Region I Soccer Team, which includes 15 mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Russell, a goalkeeper, has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old.
Goals: He wants to become a physical therapist and is interested in a number of schools, including the University of Connecticut, Georgetown University, the University of South Carolina and North Carolina State University.