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SCHOLAR ATHLETES

A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OF THE MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL

THOMAS LYNCH HIGHEST GRADE-POINT AVERAGE

MACKENZIE KAYLER GIRLS SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR



SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

MAX KEMETHER BOYS SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR


SCHOLAR ATHLETES

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What’s Inside Complete Scholar Athlete Team Scholar Athlete Bios

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Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year Mackenzie Kayler Page 12

Boys Scholar Athlete of the Year Max Kemether Page 16

Highest Grade-Point Average Thomas Lynch Page 20

Marietta Daily Journal/SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

How Scholar Athletes are Selected The 2013 Marietta Daily Journal Scholar Athlete Team honors the graduating seniors from Cobb County. The team is selected based on a student’s ability to flourish in the classroom and on the playing fields, tracks, courts, pools and mats throughout their high school career. The MDJ selected this year’s squad based on the following criteria: student-athletes must be graduating seniors, have a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale, and have competed in at least two varsity sports or cheerleading during their final year in school. In late March and early April, notification was sent to each athletic director of the GHSA-affiliated schools requesting a list of eligible students. The athletic directors were asked to return those lists by April 5. A schedule was created with each school having a specific time slot for students to come for pictures. Photos were taken on April 21 and May 5. The MDJ included every student submitted by the athletic directors that met the required criteria. Some student’s grade-point averages were higher than 4.0 due to Advanced Placement classes. Grade-point averages submitted are based on the completion of the first semester of the 2012-13 school year. Students not nominated by an athletic director were not eligible for consideration.

2013 Marietta Daily Journal Scholar Athletes Section Credits Editors: John Bednarowski, Eli Boorstein Section Designer: John Bednarowski Cover photo: Kelly J. Huff Writers: John Bednarowski, Adam Carrington, Carlton D. White Photos: Kelly J. Huff Marietta Daily Journal Sports Staff: John Bednarowski, Sports Editor; Eli Boorstein, Assistant Sports Editor; Adam Carrington, Sports Writer; Carlton D. White, Sports Writer


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2013 Marietta Daily Journal Scholar Athletes ALLATOONA Name Sam Adam Olivia Ames Miranda Arnold Paul Bloodworth Kersten Brittle Joe Connaghton Chris Coleman Emily Dunn Jessica Finch Breanna Fogard Jesalyn Ford Mike Giresi Guy Hansen Caitlin Hobbs Chloe King Sarah Kirks Steven Osborne Alex Ruda Aaron Scherf Michelle Schwartz Lauren Scott Shelby Spiers

Sports Cheer, Comp. Cheer Cheer, Comp. Cheer Volleyball, Basketball Basketball, Golf Cheer, Comp. Cheer Football, Lacrosse Football, Track Track, Cross Country Basketball, Softball Cheer, Comp. Cheer Track, Cross Country Football, Track Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Lacrosse, Volleyball Track, Cross Country Cheer, Comp. Cheer Cheer, Comp. Cheer Cheer, Comp. Cheer

GPA 3.6 3.7 4.3 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.6 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.3 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.3 3.8 4.4 4.0 3.6 4.1

CAMPBELL Name Tanayja Black Alicia Coleman Justina Jefferson Kayla Jones Megan Lancaster Danielle Ledbetter Walter Lopez Kanchi Patel Kierra Ross Aubrey Sims Brianna Smith Khadijah Thomas Jeremie Tuzizila Jessica Walker

Sports Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Football, Lacrosse Basketball, Volleyball Cheer, Cheer Cross Country, Tennis Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Football, Soccer, Wrest. Cheer, Cheer

GPA 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6 4.7 4.5 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.7

HARRISON Name Elyse Bray Chatham Carter Zach Coleman Jake Danneman Conner Ennis Emily Hegstetter Cam Iszler Meaghan Kalafut Merrick Laughridge Drew Lockliear Conner McDowell Lauren Miller Cameron Mutter Joey Nawrocki Grace Norden Austin O’Neil Matthew Palfrey Michael Rose

Sports Track, Cross Country Football, Track Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Basketball, Volleyball Baseball, Football Track, CC, Swim Lacrosse, Cheer Cross Country, Swim Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, CC, Swim Football, Wrestling Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country

GPA 4.4 3.5 4.1 4.0 3.5 4.1 3.8 4.2 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.9 4.3 3.9 4.5 3.8

Savanna Schlange Abbey Walker

Cross Country, Swim Lacrosse, Softball

4.3 4.1

Veronica Ulicny Alyssa Varsalona

GPA 3.8 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.9

Name Jake Bagwell Nikki Griedman Alexander Goolsby Kylie Guckian Trager Kviten Jacob Pope Brad Schiebel

Softball, Tennis Track, Gym., Cheer

HILLGROVE Name Jordan Adams Aaron Aghai Kelly Arnold Miles Brown Aleigha Cass Carter Fitzgerald Justin Haney Jacob Hasty Mason McCurdy Christina Powell

Sports Football, Track Football, Soccer Volleyball, Track Cross Country, Soccer Basketball, Track Football, Track Baseball, Football Wrestling, Lacrosse Football, Golf CC, Wrest., Lacrosse

MARIETTA

KELL Name Sarah Gardner Jordan Jackson Marissa Keith Jamari Moore Grant Morgan Magee Morris Brice O’Brien Clarissa Rutherford Ansley Silva Tristen Smithey Alex Stockton Emily Swift

Sports Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Swim Baseball, Football Baseball, Football Track, Cross Country Baseball, Basketball Lacrosse, Swim Volleyball, Tennis, Swim Cheer, Cheer Baseball, Basketball Cross Country, Lacrosse

GPA 3.8 3.8 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.6 4.1 3.6 4.3 3.9

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN Name Sports Aaron Barris Basketball, Tennis Brandon Dang Track, Cross Country De’Von Johnson Track, Cheer Kimberly Herrera-Brooks Track, Cross Country Ariana Irby Basketball, Track Catrina Kure Track, Cross Country Mary McPartlan Track, Cross Country Turner Ozmer Track, Cross Country Monica Rodriguez Track, Cross Country Max Toothman Track, Cross Country

GPA 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.4 3.5 4.6

Sports Track, CC, Swim Track, Cross Country Track, Cheer Track, Swim Track, Cross Country Football, Lacrosse Track, Cross Country Basketball, Softball Basketball, Softball Baseball, Football Track, Cross Counrty Football, Track Cross Country, Golf Cross Country, Soccer Track, Cross Country Cross Country, Wrest.

Sports Track, Cross Country Cross Country, Swim Track, Cross Country Cheer, Cheer Track, CC, Wrestling Swim, Tennis Cross Country, Swim

GPA 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.9 4.3 3.8

MCEACHERN Name Jordon Moore Sharrod Pitman Kelsey Ruden

Sports Softball, Lacrosse, Swim Football, Track, Wrest. Softball, Lacrosse, Swim

GPA 4.1 3.5 4.0

MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN Name Michael Browning Kaitlyn Camp Colton Cannon Caitlin Cooley Tom Crone Jay Dayton Connor Douglas Cole Gibbon Daniel Gray Taylor Hall Keith Johnson Douglas Legg Hannah Lupas Shannon McGeary Matt McKenzie Drew Renno Sarah Ann Roginsky Thomas Roginsky Cole Spain Olivia Spillane Dane Stephens Jordan VerSteeg

LASSITER Name Morgan Ainslie Jack Bentley Stephanie Bosma Joseph Cole Noelle Franklin William Gantt Jacqueline Gorman Samantha Green Mackenzie Kayler Patrick Levandoski Caitlynn Reilly James Rowe Isabelle Rudd Alexander Sewall Meredith Singletary Winston Troughton

4.1 3.7

Sports GPA Cross Country, Soccer 4.4 Cheer, Cheer 3.5 Baseball, Cross Country 4.1 Cheer, Comp. Cheer 3.8 Basketball, Tennis 4.1 Cross Country, Soccer 4.1 Cross Country, Soccer 4.1 Football, Soccer 3.7 Football, Soccer 4.0 Cross Country, Soccer 4.3 Baseball, Football, Wrest. 3.9 Football, Track, Wrest. 4.3 Cross Country, Tennis 3.8 Basketball, Softball 4.6 Baseball, Football, Wrest. 4.2 Football, Tennis, Wrest. 4.5 Softball, Tennis 4.2 Wrestling, Swim 3.8 Football, Wrestling 3.7 Cross Country, Soccer 4.3 Football, Track 3.7 Baseball, Basketball 3.7

NORTH COBB GPA 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.7 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.1

Name Shannon Bryant Richard Len Jerry McQuade Eduvie Ojegba

Sports Track, CC, Swim CC, Swim, Soccer Football, Lacrosse, Swim Football, Wrestling

GPA 3.9 4.4 3.6 3.6

NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN Name Avian Brown Brent Blackwell Evan Bohannan Kailey Boyer Janie Johnson Brittany Lewis Julia Martin Connor Nettles Andrew Nuckolls

Sports GPA Cross Country, Soccer 4.3 Track, CC, Swim 4.0 Track, CC, Swim 4.3 Softball, Swim, Soccer 4.0 Comp. Cheer, Tennis 4.1 Comp. Cheer, Basketball 4.0 Soccer, Comp. Cheer 3.7 Swim, Comp. Cheer 3.8 Football, Soccer 4.2


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2013 Marietta Daily Journal Scholar Athletes NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN Name Hannah Pointer Carleen Porter Michaela Richmond Tucker Turner

Sports Golf, Comp. Cheer Volleyball, Soccer Golf, Swim Cross Country, Swim

GPA 3.6 4.1 3.9 3.8

Jordan Harton Trey McClendon Julian Nelums Alexis Nwaiwu Courtney Rorex Donita Thomas

OSBORNE Name Aldair Delibrado Evans Ikpeoha

GPA 3.9 3.6

PEBBLEBROOK Sports Track, Cross Country

GPA 3.7

POPE Name Connor Boyle Chandler Brooks Hannah Carter Courtney Childs Patrick Fleming Ryan Hanley Colin Huber Aaron Kooris Darby Kunnemann Morgan Laushey Ali Moxley Vincent Philippe Madeline Robertson Kyle Rose Julia Schamay Patricia Tancredi Sam Yarborough Emily Wilhoit

Sports Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Basketball, Track Track, Cross Country Football, Soccer Cross Country, Soccer Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Cross Country, Swim Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country Cross Country, Soccer Football, Basketball Cheer, Gymnastics

GPA 4.3 3.7 3.8 3.5 4.3 3.7 4.5 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.2 4.0 3.8 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.5 3.8

Name Rebecca Bailey Sydnee Evans Nicole Gentile Abbie Grant Taylor Hill Samantha Joe Gaby Lohner Taylor McGhee Jennie Racher Will Runge Rachel Schmidt Rio Watson

Sports Track, Cross Country Basketball, Track Cheer, Cheer Cross Country, Swim

GPA 3.8 3.6 4.3 3.5

Sports Cross Country, Soccer Basketball, Volleyball Softball, Tennis Tennis, Cheer Soccer, Cheer Lacrosse, Swim Lacrosse, Swim Lacrosse, CC Lacrosse, Swim Lacrosse, Swim Volleyball, Golf Cross Country, Swim

GPA 3.9 3.6 4.4 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3

WALKER Name Mitchell Boylan Will Chocallo Sloan Coolbroth Ian Cossentino Christopher Graham Spencer Harden Colin Mitchell Jason Schubert Jake Sonshein Sarah Syrop Mitch Van Den Eynde Austin Walker

SOUTH COBB Name BreAnn Baskett Jacari Boboye-Carre Brittany Davis Caitlee Greene

3.6 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.6 3.6

SPRAYBERRY

Sports Wrestling, Soccer Werstling, Soccer

Name Maurice Montgomery

Football, Wrestling Basketball, CC Cross Country, Swim Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer

Sports Football, Swim Basketball, Tennis Football, Tennis Track, Cross Country Football, Track Football, Tennis Football, Soccer, Track Wrestling, Tennis Football, Wrestling Bask., Softball, Track FB, Basketball, Soccer Football, Baseball

GPA 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.7 3.9 3.8 3.5 4.0 3.7 4.4 4.6 3.8

WALTON Name Rachele Damico Morgan Fite Luke Herdon

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Sports CC, Swim, Lacrosse Cheer, Cheer Football, Wrestling

GPA 3.9 3.6 3.9

Kristin Lax Thomas Lynch Veronica McCann Andrew Meaux Kendall Meissner Morgan Patterson Olivia Pierce Erin Radcliffe Jimmy Stuckey

Comp. Cheer, Lacrosse Football, Lacrosse Comp. Cheer, Cheer Football, Lacrosse Comp. Cheer, Cheer Volleyball, Golf Volleyball, Gymnastics Track, Cross Country Track, Cross Country

4.5 4.8 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.7 4.0 4.6

WHEELER Name No Qualifiers

Sports

GPA

WHITEFIELD ACADEMY Name Savannah Ballew Camila Beltran Ben Brannen Jacob Crowe Zac DiGiorgio Avery Evans Carter Fiveash Catherine Hamilton Hunter Holiday Arielle Huggins Everett Joiner Jordan Jones Morgan Landers Amanda Lawson Alli McLemore Anna Moore Hunter Holiday Max Kemether Kris Martin Holt Merkle Matt Milburn Isabella Pefinco Grace Perry Brittany Pritchett Brennan Saul James Schultz Keiran Witharana

Sports Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Baseball, Football Football, Soccer Baseball, Football Cheer, Cheer Football, Lacrosse, Swim Cheer, Cheer Football, Golf Cheer, Cheer Baseball, Football Softball, Track Volleyball, Track Cheer, Cheer Track, CC, Basketball Volleyball, Soccer Football, Golf Baseball, Football Football, Basketball Track, CC, Swim Football, Lacrosse Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Cheer, Cheer Football, Lacrosse Football, Golf, Tennis Football, Lacrosse

GPA 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9

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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013/Marietta Daily Journal

JORDAN ADAMS, HILLGROVE

SCHOLAR ATHLETES

AARON AGHAI, HILLGROVE

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Track

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Football, Soccer

SAT SCORE: 1,600… EARNED COBB COUNTY AND REGION CHAMPIONSHIP IN 4X400 RELAY, PTSA SCHOLAR ATHLETE… MEMBER OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, PRE-MED SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND TROY UNIVERSITY TO STUDY SPORTS MEDICINE… PARENTS ARE KAREN AND HENRY ADAMS

SAT SCORE: 1,680… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED AP SCHOLAR… MEMBER NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOTECH… PARENTS ARE SUSAN AND GERARD AGHAI

REBECCA BAILEY, SPRAYBERRY AARON BARRIS, KMHS GPA: 3.9 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country EARNED SOCCER DEFESIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (TWICE), IRONMAN AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER KEY CLUB, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY REHABILITATION SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY… PARENTS ARE DOLORES AND MICKY BAILEY

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Basketball, Tennis SAT SCORE: 1,600… EARNED VARSITY TENNIS MATCH VICTORIES… WILL STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE LORI AND BILL BARRIS

SCHOOL RECORD FOR

PAUL BLOODWORTH, ALLATOONA JACARI BOBOYE, SOUTH COBB

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MORGAN AINSLIE, LASSITER GPA: 4.1 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,880… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED ALL-COUNTY, TEAM GEORGIA, MDJ RUNNER OF THE YEAR, ALL-METRO, US FIRST TEAM ELITE MEMBER, CAPTAIN FOR TRACK, CROSS COUNTRY AND SWIM… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, RENAISSANCE STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM, FCA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY SPORTS BROADCASTING AND MARKETING… PARENTS ARE LINDA AND JAY AINSLIE

JACK BENTLEY, LASSITER GPA: 4.1 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,930… EARNED TEAM AWARD, DIVING CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FCA, MARCHING BAND… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS... PARENTS ARE JANET AND MARK BENTLEY

STEPHANIE BOSMA, LASSITER

KELLY ARNOLD, HILLGROVE GPA: 4.1 Sports: Track, Volleyball SAT SCORE: 1,650… ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED ALL-STATE HONORABLE MENTION, BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, LATIN HONOR SOCIETY, LATIN CLUB, BETA CLUB, MATH TEAM, FCA… WILL ATTEND TAYLOR UNIVERSITY TO STUDY EXERCISE SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE MELANIE AND ERIC ARNOLD

TANAYJIA BLACK, CAMPBELL GPA: 3.6 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer EARNED STELLAR SPARTAN AWARD… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO STUDY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT… PARENTS ARE IMEA MASON AND ED BLACK

KAILEY BOYER, NCC

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Basketball, Golf

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Track, Basketball

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cheer

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Softball, Soccer, Swim

WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY… PARENTS ARE MARY AND RANDY BLOODWORTH

MEMBER FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, DIASPORA… WILL ATTEND HOWARD UNIVERSITY TO STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE LAVONNE AND JEFFREY MACKLIN

SAT SCORE: 1,700… ACT SCORE: 23… EARNED COACHES AWARD, ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION… MEMBER OF NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, LASSITER STUDENT COUNCIL, FCA, SPECIAL NEEDS CHEERLEADING COACH… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO STUDY NURSING… PARENTS ARE JENNIFER AND ALAN BOSMA

ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED SOFTBALL CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES PRESIDENT, ACADEMY OF COUNSELING, MINISTRY AND EDUCATION, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, TRI-M, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA TO STUDY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION… PARENTS ARE ROBIN AND MARC BOYER

CONNOR BOYLE, POPE

BEN BRANNEN, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

ELYSE BRAY, HARRISON

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Baseball, Football, Lacrosse, Wrestling

GPA: 4.4 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Lacrosse

SAT SCORE: 2,030… ACT SCORE: 29… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE MARGAUX AND KEVIN BOYLE

ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER STUDENT COUNCIL, PROM COMMITTEE… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY CIVIL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE REE AND BERT BRANNEN

SAT SCORE: 1,820… CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, MOST VALUABLE RUNNER, COACHES AWARD, CLASS AAAAA STATE RUNNER-UP 2011, TRACK REGION CHAMPIONIN 1,600 AND 3,200 METERRUNS 2013… MEMBEROF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE TRACEY AND TOM BRAY

CHANDLER BROOKS, POPE GPA: 3.7 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 2,080… ACT SCORE: 33… EARNED MOST IMPROVED AWARD, MOST SPIRITED AWARD… MEMBER FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, MODEL U.N., ORCHESTRA, JAZZ BAND… WILL ATTEND BERRY COLLEGE TO STUDY MUSIC… PARENTS ARE SABRINA AND STEPHEN BROOKS


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AVIAN BROWN, NCC

MILES BROWN, HILLGROVE

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

SAT SCORE: 2,080… ACT SCORE: 32… EARNED VINCENT J. DOOLEY AWARD, CROSS COUNTRY CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, BETA CLUB, TRI-M MUSIC SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE LINDA AND MASON BROWN

MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE YVETTE AND ANTHONY BROWN

KAITLYN CAMP, MPC GPA: 3.5 Sports: Golf, Cheer, Cheer EARNED LEADERSHIP AWARD, MOST SPIRITED AWARD, COACHES AWARD, UNIVERSAL CHEERLEADING ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICAN… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB… WILL STUDY PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS… PARENTS ARE ANGELA AND DAVID CAMP

ALEIGHA CASS, HILLGROVE

COLTON CANNON, MPC GPA: 4.1 Sports: Baseball, Cross Country EARNED BASEBALL FIRST TEAM ALL-REGION, ALL COBB COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION, TWO-TIME REGION CHAMPION… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, GEORGIA BOYS STATE… WILL ATTEND THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY TO STUDY MANAGEMENT… PARENTS ARE LORI AND STEVE CANNON

COURNEY CHILDS, POPE

Marietta Daily Journal/SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

MICHAEL BROWNING, MPC

SHANNON BRYANT, NORTH COBB

GPA: 4.4 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Soccer

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Swim

SAT SCORE: 1,890… ACT SCORE: 25… EARNED SCHOOL RECORDS IN HIGH JUMP, LONG JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, PEER MENTOR INITIATIVE… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY PRE-BUSINESS AND MARKETING… PARENTS ARE SHELLEE AND KEN BROWNING

SAT SCORE: 1,840… MEMBER MATH TEAM, STUDENT COUNCIL, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE MARY AND BEN BRYANT

CHATHAM CARTER, HARRISON

HANNAH CARTER, POPE

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Football, Track

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country

SAT SCORE 1,420… EARNED FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK… WILL ATTEND TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PHYSICAL EDUCATION… CHARLENE AND DARRYL CARTER

SAT SCORE: 1,800… MEMBER BETA CLUB, HOUNDS FOR HEROES, NEWSPAPER, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO STUDY NURSING… PARENTS ARE ANNE MARIE AND DENNIS CARTER

JOSEPH COLE, LASSITER

ALICIA COLEMAN, CAMPBELL

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Basketball, Track

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Basketball, Track

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Track, Swim, Rifle

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

MEMBER ART CLUB… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY FORENSICS AND CHEMISTRY… PARENTS ARE MARY AND DARYL STOCKMAN

ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR… MEMBER INTERACT CLUB, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, FRESH LIVING, FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF POPE… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT… PARENTS ARE DARLA AND STEVE CHILDS

MEMBER OF NJROTC ATHLETIC TEAM, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY ZOOLOGY… PARENTS ARE DEANA AND JOE COLE

ACT SCORE: 20… EARNED STELLAR SPARTAN AWARD… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, PROMOTE POSITIVE, AFRICAN CLUB, REAL MAJORITY, DECA CLUB, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSIY TO STUDY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT… PARENTS ARE MAGDALENE AND DR. ALBERT COLEMAN

CHRISTOPHER COLMAN, ALLATOONA SLOAN COOLBROTH, WALKER GPA: 3.6 Sports: Football, Basketball, Track, Soccer

GPA: 4.5 Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Tennis

EARNED COBB COUNTY PLAYER OF THE WEEK, COBB COUNTY SECOND TEAM, LINDSEY TIPPINS AWARD… MEMBER OF ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP, EIGHTH GRADE WORKOUTS… WILL ATTEND POINT UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE SHARON AND JOE COLMAN

ACT SCORE: 33… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, INTERACT CLUB, DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT, YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE KIM AND MICHAEL COOLBROTH

IAN COSSENTINO, WALKER GPA: 4.7 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 2,360… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK CAPTAIN, HELD SCHOOL RECORD IN 3,200-METER RUN… MEMBER ACADEMIC TEAM, JAZZ BAND, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, TUTORING… WILL ATTEND BROWN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE… PARENTS ARE DARYN AND TONY COSSENTINO

TOM CRONE, MPC GPA: 4.1 Sports: Football, Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED BASKETBALL TEAM CHAPLAIN… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY PRESIDENT, BETA CLUB, MISSIONS OUTREACH CLUB, QUIZ BOWL… WILL ATTEND MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES… PARENTS ARE TIFFANY AND JIM CRONE


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013/Marietta Daily Journal

JACOB CROWE, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

SCHOLAR ATHLETES

RACHELE DAMICO, WALTON

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Lacrosse, Swim, Cross Country

ACT SCORE: 26… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE PATRICIA AND VANCE CROWE

EARNED IRON MAN AWARD, SWIM CAPTAIN… MEMBER WALTON LEADERSHIP, LATIN CLUB, WALTON AMBASSADOR CLUB, HUMANE SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY VETERINARY SCIENCES… PARENTS ARE LAURA AND PAUL DAMICO

JAY DAYTON, MPC

ALDAIR DELBRADO, OSBORNE

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BRANDON DANG, KMHS

BRITTANY DAVIS, SOUTH COBB

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

SAT SCORE: 1,850… ACT SCORE: 28… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB, MAGNET ADVISORY COUNCIL… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY CHEMISTRY… PARENTS ARE STACY AND DAVID DANG

EARNED MOST VALUABLE CHEERLEADER, BEST TUMBLER, GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLAR, SOUTH COBB WHO’S WHO… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE ALICE AND KEVEN DAVIS

JAKE DANNEMAN, HARRISON

EMILY DUNN, ALLATOONA

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Wrestling, Soccer

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Cross Country

SAT SCORE: 1,950… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE KIMBERLY AND JOHN DAYTON

CLASS RANK: 5… SAT SCORE: 1,630… EARNED SOCCER AND WRESTLING CAPTAIN… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PRE-LAW… PARENTS ARE ISABEL GARCIA AND EFREN DELIBRADO

ACT SCORE 24… MEMBER BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY TO STUDY EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORTS MEDICINE… PARENTS ARE SHARON AND JOEY DANNEMAN

EARNED GAMILESPLIT.COM RUNNER OF THE WEEK, ALL-COUNTY TEAM… MEMBER OF ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION… PARENTS ARE RUTH AND KEN DUNN

CONNER ENNIS, HARRISON GPA: 3.5 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,860… ACT SCORE: 25… EARNED COACHES AWARD, MOST IMPROVED AWARD… WILL ATTEND INDIANA UNIVERISTY TO STUDY HEALTH SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE DAWN AND TODD ENNIS

MORGAN FITE, WALTON GPA: 3.6 Sports: Cheer, Cheer SAT SCORE: 1780…ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED MOST IMPROVED CHEER SCHOLARSHIP… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA… PARENTS ARE LAURA AND WHITNEY FITE

AVERY EVANS, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Comp. Cheer, Cheer SAT SCORE: 1,860… ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED COACHES AWARD, CHEER CAPTAIN… MEMBER FRENCH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PRESIDENT, SCHOOL MUSICAL… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-COMMUNICATION… PARENTS ARE MICHELLE AND TODD EVANS

SYDNEE EVANS, SPRAYBERRY

JESSICA FINCH, ALLATOONA

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Baskeball, Volleyball

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Softball, Basketball

EARNED BASKETBALL MOST IMPROVED (TWICE)… MEMBER FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, STING, MENTORING GROUP… WILL ATTEND NORTH CAROLINA A&T TO STUDY BIOLOGY AND SPORTS MEDICINE… PARENTS ARE STEPHANIE POWELL-EVANS AND DELANEY EVANS

SOFTBALL FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE, TWO-TIME SECOND-TEAM ALL-STATE, 2010 CLASS AAA RUNNER-UP, BASKETBALL EARNED BEST DEFENSE AWARD, ALL-REGION HONORABLE MENTION… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP… WILL ATTEND UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA TO STUDY PHYSICAL THERAPY… PARENTS ARE CHERYL AND JOHN FINCH

CARTER FITZGERALD, HILLGROVE CARTER FIVEASH, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY JESSALYN FORD, ALLATOONA GPA: 4.2 Sports: Football, Track, Tennis

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Swimming

SAT SCORE: 1,860… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, CHEMISTRY CLUB, MATH TEAM… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE ANNE MARIE WELLBORN AND VINCE FITZGERALD

SAT SCORE 1,770... EARNED SWIMMING APPRENTICE AWARD, CAPTAIN, FOOTBALL CORNERSTONE AWARD, OFFENSIVE BACKS AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FRENCH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND CLEMSON UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE LANG AND CHARLIE FIVEASH

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Track, Cross Country CLASS RANK: 12… SAT SCORE 1,890… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY COACHES AWARD, ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION, RUNNER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP, FCA LEADERSHIP… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE BETH AND BILLY FORD


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NOELLE FRANKLIN, LASSITER

NIKKI FRIEDMAN, MARIETTA

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,670… EARNED TRACK MOST IMPROVED AWARD, MILAGE AWARD… MEMBER OF CHORUS, FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA, PROM COMMITTEE… WILL ATTEND BERRY COLLEGE TO STUDY PRE-VET… PARENT IS MARI LOU TAYLOR

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim EARNED MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER (TWICE), STUDENT ATHLETIC COUNCIL… MEMBER AFJROTC, FCCLA… WILL ATTEND ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY NURSING… PARENT IS BRAD FRIEDMAN

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WILLIAM GANTT, LASSITER

SARAH GARDNER, KELL

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Football, Lacrosse

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country

EARNED FOOTBALL ALL-COUNTY, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL, FIRST-TEAM ALL-REGION, FOOTBALL AND LACROSSE CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, YEARBOOK, AMERICAN YOUTH COUNCIL, PRESIDENT OF STUDENTATHLETES GIVE BACK… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY PHYSICS… PARENTS ARE LORI AND JIM GANTT

SAT SCORE: 1,700… ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED TRACK MVP, 2013 REGION CHAMPION, SET SCHOOL RECORDS IN 4X800 AND 4X400 RELAY, TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY TEAM CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF KELL’S ANGELS, HERD… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY SPORTS MARKETING MANAGEMENT… PARENT IS ANISSA GARDNER

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NICOLE GENTILE, SPRAYBERRY

SCHOLAR ATHLETES

COLE GIBBON, MPC

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MICHAEL GIRESI, ALLATOONA

DANIEL GRAY, MPC

GPA: 4.4 Sports: Softball, Tennis

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Football, Soccer

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Football, Track

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Football, Soccer

SAT SCORE: 1,700… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED SOFTBALL BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER/SILVER SLUGGER, TENNIS MOST IMPROVED, IRON ATHLETE AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, YEARBOOK EDITOR, STING COPRESIDENT, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND MERCER UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-PHARMACY… PARENTS ARE LISA AND MICHAEL GENTILE

SAT SCORE: 1,690… ACT SCORE: 29… SOCCER CAPTAIN (THREE YEARS), EAGLE AWARD, REGION CHAMPIONS 2013… MEMBER BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE DEBBIE AND STEVE GIBBON

SAT SCORE: 1650… ACT SCORE 29… EARNED FIRST-TEAM ALL-COUNTY OFFENSIVE LINE, COBB COUNTY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, ADVANCED TO ELTIE EIGHT 2011, 2012, FOOTBALL CAPTAIN 2012, TRACK CAPTAIN 2012, 2013, TRACK MVP 2012… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-LAW… PARENTS ARE KIMBERLY AND MICHAEL GIRESI

ACT SCORE: 30… EARNED FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR, FIRST-TEAM ALL-REGION, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL, COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB PLAYER OF THE WEEK, SOCCER REGION CHAMPION 2013… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND WHEATON COLLEGE… PARENTS ARE BETH AND RICH GRAY

CAITLEE GREENE, SOUTH COBB SAMANTHA GREEN, LASSITER GPA: 3.5 Sports: Cross Country, Tennis, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,660… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY AND SWIM CAPTAIN… MEMBER ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOLOGY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES… PARENTS ARE DANA AND ASHTON GREENE

TAYLOR HALL, MPC GPA: 4.3 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Soccer ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY COACHES AWARD, CAPTAIN, TRACK COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND FURMAN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY ACCOUNTING… PARENTS ARE KATHY AND QUINN HALL

SPENCER HARDEN, WALKER

ALEXANDER GOOLSBY, MARIETTA KYLIE GUCKIAN, MARIETTA

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Basketball, Softball

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

SAT SCORE: 2,060… ACT SCORE: 33… EARNED ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM, BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA… WILL ATTEND FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO STUDY RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE CINDY AND RICK GREEN

SAT SCORE: 2,030… EARNED MOST IMPROVED RUNNER… MEMBER BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND FURMAN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE ROBIN AND CARL GOOLSBY JR.

EARNED FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL CHEER CAPTAIN… MEMBER STUDENT COUNCIL, STUDENT ATHLETIC COUNCIL, YEARBOOK STAFF, BETA CLUB, KEY CLUB… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY EDUCATION… PARENTS ARE TRACIE AND TOM GUCKIAN

CATHERINE HAMILTON, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

RYAN HANLEY, POPE

JUSTIN HANEY, HILLGROVE

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Football, Soccer

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Football, Baseball

ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED FCA CHEERLEADER ALL-AMERICAN, APPRENTICE AWARD, COACHES AWARD, CORNERSTONE AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, PEER TUTOR AND MENTOR, WYLDLIFE LEADER… WILL ATTEND FURMAN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY ART HISTORY AND STUDIO ART… PARENTS ARE MARGARET AND JOE HAMILTON

SAT SCORE: 2,010… ACT SCORE: 31… EARNED FOOTBALL CAPTAIN, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, KEN CHANDLER HUSTLE AWARD… MEMBER STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, FRESH LIVING CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION… PARENTS ARE ANITA AND JERRY HANLEY

SAT SCORE: 1,500… EARNED ALL-COUNTY DEFENSE, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL… MEMBER OF FCA, A-B HONOR ROLL… WILL ATTEND LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE JANA AND JOEL HANEY

JACOB HASTY, HILLGROVE

EMILY HEGSTETTER, HARRISON TAYLOR HILL, SPRAYBERRY

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Tennis

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Lacrosse, Wrestling

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Basketball, Volleyball

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Soccer, Cheer

SAT SCORE: 2,020… EARNED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL… MEMBER INTERACT CLUB, SPANISH CLUB… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE KATHY AND SCOTT HARDEN

SAT SCORE: 1,690… ACT SCORE: 25… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, PRESIDENT NATIONAL BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE TO STUDY BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY… PARENTS ARE JENNIFER AND JEFF HASTY

SAT SCORE: 1,660… ACT SCORE 27… EARNED TEAM MVP 2013, BASKETBALL ELITE EIGHT 2012… MEMBER OF HEART OF A HOYA… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERISTY TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY… PARENTS ARE THERESA AND TOM HEGSTETTER

SAT SCORE: 1,650… ACT SCORE: 25… EARNED CHEER COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, ANCHOR CLUB, SPRAYBERRY ARCH LEADERSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AND NURSING… PARENTS ARE DEBBIE AND AL SMITH


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CAITLIN HOBBS, ALLATOONA GPA: 4.2 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim SAT SCORE 1,890… ACT SCORE 28… EARNED RUNNER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BUC BREW MANAGER, YEARBOOK EDITOR, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, PRESIDENT, NEWSPAPER… WILL ATTEND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY TO STUDY JOURNALISM AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS… PARENTS ARE WENDY AND BOB HOBBS

ARIANA IRBY, KMHS

COLIN HUBER, POPE

Marietta Daily Journal/SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

ARIELLE HUGGINS, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

EVANS IKPEOHA, OSBORNE

GPA: 4.5 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Cheer

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Wrestling, Soccer

CLASS RANK: 4… SAT SCORE: 2,180… EARNED COACHES AWARD, GREYHOUND AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOMEDICAN ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE SUE AND STEVE HUBER

SAT SCORE: 1,710… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED APRENTICE AWARD, CAPTAIN’S AWARD, CORNERSTONE AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TO STUDY CHEMISTRY… PARENT IS MICHELLE HUGGINS

WILL ATTEND FAULKNER UNIVERSITY TO STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE… PARENTS ARE INNOCENT AND BLESSING IKPEOHA

CAMERON ISZLER, HARRISON

JORDAN JACKSON, KELL

JUSTINA JEFFERSON, CAMPBELL

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Basketball

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Baseball, Football

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Tennis, Cheer

MEMBER OF FCCLA, SHOP WITH MUSTANG, SPECIAL EDUCATION DANCE… WILL ATTEND UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA TO STUDY PRE-PHAMACY… PARENTS ARE TONYA AND CLARENCE IRBY

SAT SCORE: 1,680… ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED FOOTBALL CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-DENTAL… PARENTS ARE JILL AND NATHAN ISZLER

SAT SCORE: 1,800… ACT SCORE: 23… EARNED 2013 COACHES INVITATIONAL CHAMPION 110-METER HURDLES, REGION CHAMPION 110-METER HURDLES AND 300-METER HURDLES… MEMBER OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT, KELL’S ANGELS, FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, I-CULTURE CLUB, HERD… WILL STUDY FORENSIC CRIMINOLOGY… PARENTS ARE CARLA AND EDDIE JACKSON

ACT SCORE: 23… EARNED SPARTAN OF THE WEEK… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, DECA CLUB, BETA CLUB, EARTH CLUB, FBLA… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MARKETING… PARENTS ARE MELVINA AND DORIAN JEFFERSON

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DE’VON JOHNSON, KMHS GPA: 3.6 Sports: Track, Cheer EARNED TRACK MVP, GOLDEN SPIKE AWARD, 2012 TRIPLE JUMP STATE CHAMPION, 2013 COUNTY AND REGION TRIPLE JUMP CHAMPION… MEMBER DRAMA LEADERSHIP, MEN AND WOMEN OF DISTINCTION, CHARACTER EDUCATION MENTOR… WILL STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND NATURE RESOURCE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION… PARENTS ARE SABRINA SNAER AND DAVID JOHNSON

KAYLA JONES, CAMPBELL GPA: 3.8 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer EARNED BEST ALL-AROUND, TOP DAWG, GOOD LEADERSHIP, COACHES AWARD… MEMBER BETA CLUB, EARTH CLUB… WILL STUDY PRE-LAW… PARENTS ARE MARCELLA AND DARRELL JONES

JANIE JOHNSON, NCC

KEITH JOHNSON, MPC

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Tennis, Comp. Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Baseball, Football, Wrestling

SAT SCORE: 1,890… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED COACHES AWARD, MOST VALUABLE CHEERLEADER, CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, EAGLE AMBASSADOR, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND DISORDERS… PARENTS ARE MANDY AND CHRIS JOHNSON

SAT SCORE: 1,650… ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED MOST DEDICATED WRESTLER, FOOTBALL HAMMER AWARD, IRON EAGLE, NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS, COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB PLAYER OF THE WEEK, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, FIRST TEAM ALL-REGION, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND WHEATON COLLEGE TO STUDY B USINESS … PARENTS ARE PAIGE AND KEITH JOHNSON

JORDAN JONES, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

EVERETT JOINER, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY GPA: 3.9 Sports: Baseball, Football SAT SCORE: 1,600… EARNED FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, CAPTAIN, COBB COUNTY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, STUDENT COUNCIL VICE-PRESIDENT, SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM CAPTAIN, COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL… WILL ATTEND THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE MARGARET AND STEVE JOINER

MEAGHAN KALAFUT, HARRISON MACKENZIE KAYLER, LASSITER

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Softball, Basketball, Track

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim

ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED SOFTBALL SECOND-TEAM ALL-STATE, SECOND-TEAM ALL-COUNTY, LEGACY AWARD, BASKETBALL COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, STONEWORKS LEADER, GIRL TALK SECRETARY, ECUADOR MISSION TEAM, HOMECOMING QUEEN… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERISITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-GREENSBORO… PARENTS ARE DENISE AND DARYL JONES

SAT SCORE: 1,740… ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER, MOST DEDICATED SWIMMER, CARL HARRISON LEADERSHIP AWARD, CARRIE BYERS AWARD, WENDY HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR... WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BIOLOGY... PARENTS ARE MARY AND CHRIS KALAFUT

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Basketball, Softball EARNED SOFTBALL ALL-REGION, REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR, ALL-COUNTY FIRST TEAM, ALL-STATE SECOND TEAM, DUGOUT CLUB ALL-STAR, USA TODAY SCHOLAR ATHLETE FINALIST, TEAM MVP, BASKETBALL ALL-REGION HONORABLE MENTION… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA VICE PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND TROY UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE STEPHANIE AND KEVIN KAYLER


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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013/Marietta Daily Journal

MARISSA KEITH, KELL

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MAX KEMETHER, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY SARA KIRKS, ALLATOONA

AARON KOORIS, POPE

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Track, Swim and Dive

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Football, Baseball, Soccer

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country

SAT SCORE: 2,000… ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED 2013 REGION TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP, POLE VAULT SCHOOL RECORD, DIVING TEAM CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL ARTS HONOR SOCIETY, FRENCH CLUB… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE CIM AND JEFF KEITH

ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED FOOTBALL ALL-REGION, ALL-COUNTY, COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB PLAYER OF THE WEEK, BASEBALL ALL-REGION, ALL-COUNTY, MVP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FRENCH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, HEADMASTER’S LIST… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE KATE AND MIKE KEMETHER

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SAT SCORE 1,870… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, LUCKY BUCS, HELM… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE… PARENTS ARE AMY AND RUSTY KIRKS

ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED SPIRIT AWARD… MEMBER BETA CLUB, KEY CLUB, GUIDENCE ADVISORY BOARD, FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF POPE… WILL STUDY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT… PARENTS ARE ALLYN AND IRVIN KOORIS

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GIRLS SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Lassiter’s Mackenzie Kayler learned how to juggle academics, athletics and a job during her high school career. She graduates with a 4.1 gradepoint average, a scholarship to play Division I softball and the drive to make her life a success.  Staff / Kelly J. Huff

Lassiter’s Mackenzie Kayler learned what it meant to be a leader By Carlton D. White cwhite@mdjonline.com

Mackenzie Kayler has experienced success. She’s also tasted disappointment. As a member of Lassiter’s softball team, Kayler, the team’s starting pitcher during her four seasons with the squad, played for a Lady Trojans team that consistently challenged for the state championship, advancing to the state quarterfinals in 2010 and 2012. Kayler was also a forward on the Lady Trojans basketball team that won two games her freshman year before completing the 2012-13 regular season with a .500 record.

“It was hard to go from competing for a state championships in softball to competing to just win games in basketball,” Kayler said. “But I’m proud of what we did. To go from two wins as a freshman to 12 wins as a senior — it was great to see the program come together. “I was the only returning player after my freshman year, so it was just me and about eight freshmen on the roster. I had to be the leader from my sophomore to my senior year, so, I stepped up for myself and for my school. It was tough losing, but it paid off my senior year. I learned how to take winning and losing well.” Through all of the ups and downs as a

two-sport star, Kayler never wavered from her studies and entered final exams with a 4.1 grade-point average and the title of the 2012-13 Marietta Daily Journal Girls Scholar-Athlete of the Year. “I’m extremely honored to be selected for this and excited to represent Lassiter as well,” she said. “It’s a good way to close out the year athletically and academically.” Kayler, who has two other sisters who both play softball, has learned to adjust over time in dealing with her academic and athletic pursuits. She’s played basketball and softball since the fourth grade, and her study habits have grown and adapted during that span.

“I just know how to balance it all,” she said. “Playing sports helps me focus more when it’s all going on. I had the opportunity to give up basketball, but I love the fast paced part of the game and I didn’t want to give that up.” Kayler had several strong influences in her life to help her maintain her academic and athletic focus, including her parents, Stephanie and Kevin, as well as her best friend, Lassiter catcher Sammi Green. “I felt like my parents expected me to get good grades in high school,” Kayler said, “so, I just did it. They didn’t push me or anything, but I felt like it was the right thing to do for them. They were a See Kayler, Page 30


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DARBY KUNNEMANN, POPE

TRAGER KVITEN, MARIETTA

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Soccer

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Wrestling

SAT SCORE: 1,980… ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, 800-METER STATE QUALIFIER… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, HOUNDS FOR HEROES, NEWSPAPER, FRESHMAN AMBASSADOR… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS TO STUDY COMMUNICATION DISORDERS… PARENTS ARE REBECCA AND DOUG KUNNEMANN

SAT SCORE: 1,900… EARNED CAPTAIN’S AWARD, KIWANIS GEM AWARD… MEMBER AFJROTC, BETA CLUB, BLUE CREW, SCHOOL MASCOT… WILL ATTEND THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY TO STUDY CHEMISTRY… PARENT IS MEG KVITEN

MERRICK LAUGHRIDGE, HARRISON MORGAN LAUSHEY, POPE GPA: 3.8 Sports: Lacrosse, Cheer SAT SCORE: 1,850… EARNED MOST SPIRITED AWARD, HOMECOMING COURT… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB, FILM CLUB, HEART OF A HOYA, HARRISON LIP DUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA… PARENTS ARE SANDY AND SCOTT LAUGHRIDGE

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim EARNED CROSS COUNTRY ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, MVP, CAPTAIN, COACHES AWARD FOR TRACK AND SWIM… MEMBER SCHOOL AMBASSADOR, SHOP WITH A GREYHOUND… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA TO STUDY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION… PARENTS ARE KELLE AND DAVID LAUSHEY

DANIELLE LEDBETTER, CAMPBELL RICHARD LEN, NORTH COBB GPA: 3.6 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer EARNED STELLAR SPARTAN AWARD… MEMBER OF FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, SENIOR CLASS SECRETARY… WILL ATTEND HOWARD UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BROADCAST JOURNALISM… PARENTS ARE DEBORAH AND DARRYL LEDBETTER

GABY LOHNER, SPRAYBERRY GPA: 4.5 Sports: Lacrosse, Cross Country, Swim SAT SCORE: 2,010… ACT SCORE: 30… EARNED US LACROSSE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN, LACROSSE ALL-AREA, ALL-COUNTY, LACROSSE AND SWIM COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, ARCH LEADERSHIP, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, STUDENT BODY CHAPLAIN… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE MAGGIE AND ALEX LOHNER

GPA: 4.4 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Soccer, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,900… ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED FOUR-LETTER ATHLETE AWARD, SWIM TEAM CAPTAIN, LEADERSHIP AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TO STUDY PRE-MED… PARENTS ARE CATHY AND RICHARD LEN

WALTER LOPEZ, CAMPBELL

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MEGAN LANCASTER, CAMPBELL MORGAN LANDERS, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY GPA: 3.9 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Volleyball, Track

EARNED COACHES AWARD, CHEER CAPTAIN, UCA ALL-AMERICAN… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ARTS HONOR SOCIETY, FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, SCREAM TEAM, CLASS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MARKETING… PARENTS ARE JANET AND JIM BERRIDGE AND JUDY AND DANNY LANCASTER

CLASS RANK: 2… ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED VOLLEYBALL MVP, CAPTAIN, TRACK CAPTAIN... MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE… PARENTS ARE ANNE AND JERRY LANDERS

AMANDA LAWSON, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY GPA: 3.9 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer EARNED CORNERSTONE AWARD, CAPTAIN’S AWARD, APPRENTICE, MVP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, HONOR COUNCIL, PEER TUTOR… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PHYSICAL THERAPY��� PARENTS ARE BELINDA AND FLOYD LAWSON

KRISTIN LAX, WALTON GPA: 4.5 Sports: Gymnastics, Comp. Cheer, Cheer SAT SCORE: 2,210… ACT SCORE: 35… EARNED GYMNASTICS COACHES AWARD, CHEER CAPTAIN, RUTHIE NOVELLAS CHEERLEADING SCHOLARSHIP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE TERRI AND BOB LAX

PATRICK LEVANDOSKI, LASSITER BRITTANY LEWIS, NCC GPA: 3.9 Sports: Baseball, Football EARNED FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (TWICE), ALL-REGION HONORABLE MENTION, ALL-COUNTY DEFENSIVE BACK, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL, CAPTAIN… MEMBER SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, LANGUAGES OF LASSITER, DECA CLUB, AMERICAN YOUTH COUNCIL, STUDENT ATHLETES GIVE BACK… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE… PARENTS ARE MARINA AND MARTY LEVANDOSKI

THOMAS LYNCH, WALTON

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Football, Lacrosse

GPA: 4.8 Sports: Football, Lacrosse

SAT SCORE: 1,800… EARNED CHARACTER AWARD, FOOTBALL CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY CIVIL ENGINEERING… PARENT IS CARLOS LOPEZ

CLASS RANK: 1… SAT SCORE: 2,320… EARNED US LACROSSE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP AWARD, SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, KEY CLUB… WILL ATTEND YALE UNIVERISTY TO STUDY ECONOMICS… PARENTS ARE SUZANNE AND MARK LYNCH

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Cheer SAT SCORE: 1,890… EARNED CHEERLEADING COACHES AWARD, LEADERSHIP AWARD, BASKETBALL CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ARTS HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, EAGLE’S AMBASSADOR… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-PHARMACY… PARENTS ARE TERRI AND CHRIS LEWIS

JULIA MARTIN, NCC GPA: 3.7 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer, Soccer SAT SCORE: 2,010.. ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED SOCCER MVP, CAPTAIN, CHEER CAPTAIN, WENDY’S HEISMAN AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, GIRL TALK, COBB YOUTH LEADERSHIP, EAGLE AMBASSADOR, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PRE-LAW… PARENTS ARE JOANNA AND PATRICK MARTIN


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BOYS SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Whitefield Academy’s Max Kemether flourished in the classroom, on the football field, baseball field and soccer field during his days with the Wolfpack. Next, he will study business at Georgia, and plans to keep a busy schedule there as well.  Staff / Kelly J. Huff

Whitefield Academy’s Max Kemether is better when he is busy By Adam Carrington acarrington@mdjonline.com

Max Kemether can do just about anything on the football field — throw, run, defend, kick and punt. He can make an A in just about anything as well. The Whitefield Academy multi-sport athlete has also been an effective player for the baseball team. He has been named all-county and all-region in both football and baseball and in previous seasons has also found a way to play for the Wolfpack soccer team. Away from sports, Kemether is part of the National Honor Society, the French

National Honor Society and is on the Headmaster’s List. For his well-rounded efforts on the field and in the classroom, Kemether is the 2012-13 Marietta Daily Journal’s Boys Scholar Athlete of the Year. He will be taking all his talents to the University of Georgia in the fall, where he plans to join the honors college for academics. While Kemether said college will require him to study more, that shouldn’t be a challenge for him. He’s mastered that at Whitefield, and he hopes to do the same in Athens. “I’m more comfortable when there is a lot of stuff going on,” said Kemether, whose intended major at Georgia is busi-

ness. “I look at that as a relief and kind of fun. If I can get a soccer and baseball game in (during the same season), than I can balance sports with school. You work hard, you play hard. To stay in sports, you have to do well in school. You don’t have a choice. They go hand in hand.” Kemether said he enjoys the financial side of the business world and he is really into number crunching and word problems. He said one of his favorite subjects is accounting. In Athens, he plans to balance school with club baseball and apply a similar schedule he kept at Whitefield. “Athletics helps me focus on academics,” Kemether said. “Having the disci-

pline and routine in your schedule really helps. I was doing better in school when I was in season.” Kemether was Whitefield’s starting quarterback the entire 2011 season, and parts of 2010 and 2012, but in 2012, he rarely got off the field. He also played running back. He was on the field with the defense as a defensive back, and he was also a special teamer as both kicker and punter. In baseball, he finished with 25 strikeouts as a pitcher and also possessed speed with 10 stolen bases. Kemether didn’t play soccer and baseball simultaneously this season because See Kemether, Page 30


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KRIS MARTIN, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

TREY MCCLENDON, SOUTH COBB MASON MCCURDY, HILLGROVE CONNOR MCDOWELL, HARRISON

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Basketball, Cross Country

ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED BASKETBALL CORNERSTONE AWARD, CAPTAIN, FOOTBALL COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, PRINCIPAL’S LIST, HEADMASTER’S LIST… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TO STUDY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION… PARENTS ARE KWANYA AND KIRK MARTIN

SAT SCORE: 1,730… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY MVP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, BOGG’S DOGS, EAGLE NATION CO-PRESIDENT, MAGNET STUDENT ADVISORY, HOSA, SYMPHONIC BAND… WILL ATTEND NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-MED… PARENTS ARE ROBIN AND GARY MCCLENDON

SHANNON MCGEARY, MPC GPA: 4.6 Sports: Basketball, Softball SAT SCORE: 1,930… ACT SCORE: 32… EARNED SOFTBALL BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER, BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER, TEAM MVP, CAPTAIN, BASKETBALL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB PRESIDENT, PEER MENTORING INITIATIVE, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, PEP CLUB… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE SUZANNE AND BRIAN MCGEARY

MARY MCPARTLAN, KMHS GPA: 4.4 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,970… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN, TRACK CAPTAIN, TWO-TIME CROSS COUNTRY MVP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, MAGNET PROGRAM, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, CATHOLIC CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION… PARENTS ARE BETH AND GERRY MCPARTLAN

HOLT MERKLE, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

Marietta Daily Journal/SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Football, Golf

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Track, Cross Country

SAT SCORE: 1,800… EARNED FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, FCA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY PRE-MED… PARENTS ARE DONNA AND JIM MCCURDY

SAT SCORE: 1,450… MEMBER OF THE ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE HEIDI AND CHUCK MCDOWELL

TAYLOR MCGHEE, SPRAYBERRY ALLI MCLEMORE, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY MATT MCKENZIE, MPC GPA: 4.4 Sports: Lacrosse, Cross Country

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Basketball, Track, Cross Country

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Baseball, Football, Wrestling

CLASS RANK: 6… SAT SCORE: 1,860… EARNED LACROSSE MVP, STINGER AWARD, PRINCIPAL’S MEDALLION, CROSS COUNTRY ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TREASURER, ANCHOR CLUB VICE PRESIDENT, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT BODY SECRETARY… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY SPORTS MARKETING… PARENTS ARE JO AND JAY MCGHEE

ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN’S AWARD, COACHES AWARD, BASKETBALL CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD, CAPTAIN’S AWARD, COACHES AWARD, APPRENTICE AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, THESPIAN SOCIETY, FCA LEADER, CHAPEL COMMITTEE… WILL ATTEND SAMFORD UNIVERSITY TO STUDY NUTRITION AND DIETETICS… PARENTS ARE MIRIAM AND TIM MCLEMORE

SAT SCORE: 1,880… ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED FOOTBALL IRON EAGLE AWARD, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, CAPTAIN, MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER, COACHES AWARD, GEORGIA DUGOUT CLUB OUTSTANDING SEASON AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, PEER MENTOR LEADER… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE LYNN AND NORRIE MCKENZIE

JERRY MCQUADE, NORTH COBB ANDREW MEAUX, WALTON GPA: 3.6 Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,740… EANRED FOOTBALL, LACROSSE AND SWIM CAPTAIN… MEMBER ALPHA UNIT, UNITY COUNCIL HEAD… WILL ATTEND MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE LOUISA AND JERRY MCQUADE

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Football, Lacrosse

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

ACT SCORE: 33… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA… PARENTS ARE JILLIAN AND JEFF MEAUX

SAT SCORE: 1,750… EARNED RAIDER PRIDE AWARD, CHEER CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB, SENIOR SPIRIT CLUB, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, DIAMOND DOLLS… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY JOURNALISM AND BROADCASTING… PARENTS ARE CHRISTINE AND KEN MEISSNER

MATT MILBURN, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY LAUREN MILLER, HARRISON

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Basketball, Lacrosse

ACT SCORE: 31… EARNED TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, HONOR COUNCIL… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE PAIGE AND VINCENT MERKLE

SAT SCORE: 2,090… EARNED LACROSSE CORNERSTONE AWARD, DEFENSIVE MVP, STATE CHAMPION, BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPION… WILL ATTEND SAMFORD UNIVERSITY TO STUDY ARCHITECTURE… PARENTS ARE MELANIE AND REX MILBURN

KENDALL MEISSNER, WALTON

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,700… MEMBER STUDENT GOVERNMENT, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY… PARENTS ARE AMY AND DAVID MILLER

COLIN MITCHELL, WALKER GPA: 3.5 Sports: Football, Soccer, Track SAT SCORE: 1,800… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN, COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB ALL-COUNTY, MDJ ALL-COUNTY SECOND TEAM, SOCCER MVP, 2012 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP… MEMBER INTERACT CLUB… WILL ATTEND MERCER UNIVERSITY TO STUDY SPORTS BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE SHANDA AND RON MITCHELL


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IN ALL OF US. The Marietta Daily Journal salutes all of Cobb County’s 2013 Scholar Athletes.

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HIGHEST GRADE-POINT AVERAGE Walton’s Thomas Lynch played football and lacrosse, while managing to earn valedictorian honors with a 4.8 grade-point average. Lynch will now take his academic talents to Yale University where he plans on studying economics.  Staff / Kelly J. Huff

Yale-bound Thomas Lynch just did what came naturally By Carlton D. White cwhite@mdjonline.com

Thomas Lynch doesn’t plan on playing sports at Yale University when he begins his studies there this fall. However, if he did play, it’s likely he would excel at both athletics as well as academics in the same way he did at Walton. Lynch was a two-sport athlete for the Raiders, spending time on both the stateranked football and lacrosse teams. As a member of the football team, Lynch helped Walton to a 7-4 overall record in 2012 and an appearance in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

The Raiders lacrosse team didn’t fare too badly either, garnering a 13-6 overall mark after advancing to the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals. Lynch’s time on the field didn’t take away from time in the books as the graduating senior will walk across the stage with a 4.8 grade-point average, earning him recognition by the Marietta Daily Journal as the student athlete with the higest grade-point average. “I’m a little bit surprised to have the highest GPA,” Lynch said. “I didn’t know there was an award for that, but it is an honor to find out that I got it. “I never really worried about about the GPA number, but doing well in school and

in my classes was always important to me.” Lynch played football and lacrosse all four years at Walton. He was a member of the junior varsity as a freshman and sophomore before moving up to varsity for his junior and senior seasons. He was recently named a lacrosse captain and received the Cobb County Touchdown Club Scholar-Athlete honor as well as the Walton High School Scholar-Athlete Award. Lynch’s off-the-field activities at Walton included being a part of the Principal’s Leadership Committee and a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. He was also a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.

“I’m not fluent in Spanish,” Lynch said, “but I speak it pretty well. I think I could make my way out of Spain or Mexico and back to the U.S. if I had to.” Lynch said his parents, Suzanne and Mark, have been a steady influence. They’ve always encouraged him to do well in his studies and allowed him to play sports for a well-rounded lifestyle. “My parents have never really been overzealous with me and my schoolwork and forced me to get good grades,” Lynch said. “But they did encourage me a lot. I think playing sports actually helped me with schoolwork because it taught me time management and focus.” See Lynch, Page 29


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MAURICE MONTGOMERY, PEBBLEBROOK

JAMARI MOORE, KELL

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Baseball, Football

SAT SCORE: 1,800… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED TRACK MOST OUTSTANDING DISTANCE RUNNER AWARD, COACHES AWARD, CROSS COUNTRY MOST VALUABLE RUNNER AWARD, PLAYER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM, BETA CLUB, DRAMA CLUB… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE KENYA DORSEY AND MAURICE MONTGOMERY

SAT SCORE: 1,550… EARNED FOOTBALL ALL-REGION TEAM, OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR, GEORGIA DUGOUT CLUB AWARD, SECOND-TEAM ALL-COUNTY… MEMBER BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND MARIST COLLEGE TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE JACQUELINE AND COURTNEY MOORE

MAGEE MORRIS, KELL GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,710… ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED SCHOOL RECORD IN 400 FREE RELAY, CROSS COUNTRY MOST IMPROVED… MEMBER BETA CLUB, FRENCH CLUB… WILL ATTEND MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY KINESIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE KATE AND JOHN MORRIS

CONNER NETTLES, NCC GPA: 3.8 Sports: Swim, Comp. Cheer, Cheer EARNED SWIMMING MVP (THREE TIMES), EAGLE AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, EAGLE AMBASSADOR, STUDENT GOVERNMENT… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MASS COMMUNICATION… PARENTS ARE CAROL AND STEPHEN NETTLES

BRICE O’BRIEN, KELL

ALI MOXLEY, POPE GPA: 4.2 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 2,040… EARNED STATE QUALIFIER IN POLE VAULT… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, HUMANITARIAN CLUB, FRESH LIVING, FOOD APPRECIATION CLUB… WILL ATTEND APALACHIAN STATE… PARENTS ARE PAM AND JOHN MOXLEY

GRACE NORDEN, HARRISON

Marietta Daily Journal/SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

JORDAN MOORE, MCEACHERN GPA: 4.1 Sports: Softball, Lacrosse, Swim CLASS RANK: 7… SAT SCORE: 1,650… EARNED CAPTAIN’S AWARD FOR SWIMMING AND SOFTBALL, COUNTY SWIM TEAM… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT COUNCIL, BETA CLUB, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY… PARENTS ARE ANNE AND CHIP MOORE

GRANT MORGAN, KELL GPA: 3.6 Sports: Baseball, Football ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL… WILL ATTEND MERCER UNIVERSITY TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE KAREN AND WILEY MORGAN

CAMERON MUTTER, HARRISON JOSEPH NAWROCKI, HARRISON GPA: 3.6 Sports: Football, Basketball, Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,660… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE AMY AND RANDY MUTTER

ANDREW NUCKOLLS, NCC

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,860… ACT SCORE: 28… MEMBER OF SPANISH CLUB, HISTORY CLUB, ROCK CLIMBING CLUB, BAND��� WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY… PARENTS ARE PAULINE AND DALE NAWROCKI

ALEXIS NWAIWU, SOUTH COBB

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Football, Soccer

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

SAT SCORE: 1,740… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED COACHES AWARD, CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN, SWIM AND CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STATE TEAM… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL LATIN HONOR SOCIETY, LATIN CLUB, BETA CLUB, SOURCES OF STRENGTH, SISTERS IN SERVICE, FCA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY PRE-MED… PARENTS ARE LESLIE AND ERIC NORDEN

ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED FOOTBALL CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD, CAPTAIN’S AWARD, VINCE DOOLEY AWARD, SOCCER CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, EAGLE AMBASSADOR, PRAISE TEAM, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES VICE PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY FINANCE… PARENTS JULIE AND HEATH NUCKOLLS

EARNED UCA ALL-AMERICAN, COACHES AWARD… MEMBER BETA CLUB, LADIES OF UNITY, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY JOURNALISM… PARENTS ARE YOLANDA AND SYLVESTER NWAIWU

EDUVIE OJEGBA, NORTH COBB

AUSTIN O’NEILL, HARRISON

STEPHEN OSBORN, ALLATOONA

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Baseball, Basketball

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Football, Wrestling

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Football, Wrestling

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Football, Wrestling

SAT SCORE: 1,830… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED COACHES AWARD, DUGOUT CLUB AWARD, BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL CAPTAIN, SCHOOL RECORD FOR ASSISTS… MEMBER OF DECA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY POLITICAL SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE SHARON AND BUBBA O’BRIEN

SAT SCORE: 1,750… ACT SCORE 27… EARNED WRESTLING CAPTAIN… MEMBER ALPHA UNITY, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY… WILL ATTEND TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PHYSICS AND PRE-MED… PARENTS ARE NATALIE AND ROLAND OJEGBA

SAT SCORE: 1,650… MEMBER OF BETA CLUB, INTEGRITY TEAM… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA TO STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE… PARENTS ARE DAWN AND ARTHUR O’NEILL

SAT SCORE: 1,930… ACT SCORE: 27… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE ALISON AND STEPHEN OSBORN


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013/Marietta Daily Journal

TURNER OZMER, KMHS

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MATTHEW PALFREY, HARRISON KANCHI PATEL, CAMPBELL

MORGAN PATTERSON, WALTON

GPA: 4.4 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 4.7 Sports: Basketball, Volleyball

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Volleyball, Golf

SAT SCORE: 2,170… ACT SCORE: 34… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN, TWO-TIME TRACK CAPTAIN, DISTANCE MVP… MEMBER BETA CLUB, CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION... WILL STUDY INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS… PARENTS ARE CHASE AND JOSEPH OZMER

SAT SCORE: 2,140… ACT SCORE: 30… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY ACADEMIC AWARD… MEMBER STUDENT GOVERNMENT, BETA CLUB, MU ALPHA THETA, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE EXIE AND PHIL PALFREY

CLASS RANK: 3… SAT SCORE: 2,190… ACT SCORE: 32… EARNED VOLLEYBALL MVP, BASKETBALL CAPTAIN, VOLLEYBALL CAPTAIN, LEADERSHIP AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, PEER MEDIATION, BETA CLUB, INTERACT CLUB, ASIAN CLUB, DECA CLUB, CLASS EXECUTIVE BOARDS, SCREAM TEAM, MATH TEAM… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE ARCHANA AND MEHUL PATEL

SAT SCORE: 1,830… THREE-TIME VOLLEYBALL STATE CHAMPIONS, CAPTAIN… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY APPAREL MERCHANDISING… PARENTS ARE SHAWNA AND CHIP PATTERSON

GRACE PERRY, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY GPA: 3.6 Sports: Swim, Cheer MEMBER PROM COMMITTEE, GIRL TALK, SIXTH GRADE MATH TUTOR… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO STUDY

FASHION MARKETING… PARENTS ARE RAINEY AND DAVE PERRY

HANNAH POINTER, NCC GPA: 3.6 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer, Tennis, Golf ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED CHEER AND TENNIS CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD, GOLF MVP… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, EAGLE AMBASSADOR, THE BUSINESS ACADEMY… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MARKETING… PARENTS ARE HOLLY POINTER

BRITTANY PRITCHETT, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

BELLA PEFIANCO, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Soccer, Swim, Cheer EARNED CHEER CAPTAIN, BEST DANCER… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, GIRL TALK PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY… PARENTS ARE CHERYL AND ROBERTO PEFIANCO

JACOB POPE, MARIETTA

VINCENT PHILIPPE, POPE GPA: 4.0 Sports: Cross Country, Swim

GPA: 3.5 Sports: Football, Wrestling

SAT SCORE: 1,860… ACT SCORE: 31… EARNED THREE-TIME SWIMMING STATE QUALIFIER… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, MODEL U.N., HUMANITARIAN CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE CATHERINE AND NICOLAS PHILIPPE

EARNED TOUCHDOWN CLUB PLAYER OF THE WEEK, FIRST-TEAM ALL-REGION, TWO-TIME STATE WRESTLING QUALIFIER, CAPTAIN… MEMBER AMERICAN YOUTH COUNCIL, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, COACHING YOUNGER ATHLETES… WILL STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENT IS SHARON PITTMAN

CARLEEN PORTER, NCC

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Tennis, Swim

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Volleyball, Soccer

CLASS RANK: 5… SAT SCORE: 2,020… ACT SCORE: 31… EANRED NISCA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA, BLUE DEVIL SPIRIT AWARD, SWIM AND TENNIS CAPTAIN… MEMBER STUDENT COUNCIL, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PRESIDENT, BETA CLUB VICE PRESIDENT, MATH HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE KATHRYN AND ALEX POPE

SAT SCORE: 2,090… ACT SCORE: 30… EARNED SOCCER MVP, CAPTAIN’S AWARD, VOLLEYBALL COACHES AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, TRI-M MUSIC SOCIETY, ORCHESTRA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY ANIMAL SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE LAURIE AND EDWARD PORTER

JENNIE RACHER, SPRAYBERRY

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Track, Cheer

GPA: 4.4 Sports: Softball, Lacrosse, Swim

MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, GIRL TALK LEADER, CHAPEL COMMITTEE… WILL ATTEND AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND ART THERAPY… PARENTS ARE JENNY AND BLAIR PRITCHETT

CLASS RANK: 5… SAT SCORE: 2,000… EARNED IRON MAN AWARD, SOFTBALL GOLD GLOVE, MOST IMPROVED, TEAMMATE AWARD, LACROSSE COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT, ANCHOR CLUB, KEY CLUB, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, ARCH LEADERSHIP… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND AFFAIRS… PARENTS ARE DONNA AND TIM RACHER

SHARROD PITTMAN, MCEACHERN

ERIN RADCLIFFE, WALTON GPA: 4.0 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Soccer SAT SCORE: 2,040… EARNED RAIDER SPIRIT AWARD, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR… MEMBER BETA CLUB, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, A CAPPELLA CHOIR… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE SUSAN AND JEFF RADCLIFFE

CHRISTY POWELL, HILLGROVE GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Wrestling, Lacrosse EARNED COACHES AWARD, HEART OF THE TEAM, MOST DEDICATED VARSITY WRESTLER, THREE-TIME GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, FIFTH PLACE COBB COUNTY INVITATIONAL… MEMBER BETA CLUB, ACADEMIC BOOSTER CLUB… WILL STUDY EDUCATION… PARENTS ARE KAREN AND CHRIS POWELL

CAITLYNN REILLY, LASSITER GPA: 4.1 Sports: Track, Cross Country SAT SCORE: 1,730… ACT SCORE: 25… MEMBER ORCHESTRA, TRI M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY, PROM BOARD… WILL ATTEND STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TO STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE KAREN BRYANT AND TIM REILLY


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013/Marietta Daily Journal

DREW RENNO, MPC

SCHOLAR ATHLETES

MICHAELA RICHMOND, NCC

GPA: 4.5 Sports: Football, Wrestling, Tennis

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Swim

SAT SCORE: 2,040… ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED FOOTBALL IRON EAGLE AWARD, FCA CHARACTER AWARD, CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD, TENNIS MVP, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS AND SPANISH… PARENTS ARE TAMMY AND CHIP RENNO

ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED SWIMMING CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY, TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY, EAGLE AMBASSADOR, PRAISE TEAM LEADER… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM TO STUDY NURSING… PARENTS ARE JENNIFER AND BRIAN RICHMOND

THOMAS ROGINSKY, MPC

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MADELINE ROBERTSON, POPE

SARAH ANN ROGINSKY, MPC

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Softball, Tennis

SAT SCORE: 1,890… ACT SCORE: 29… MEMBER BETA CLUB, MU ALPHA THETA SECRETARY, AMBASSADORS, SHOP WITH A GREYHOUND, ADVANCED ORCHESTRA PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY URBAN DESIGN… PARENTS ARE MICHELLE AND MARK ROBERTSON

SAT SCORE: 1,880… ACT SCORE: 27… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY TO STUDY CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES… PARENTS ARE BONNIE AND JEFF ROGINSKY

COURTNEY ROREX, SOUTH COBB KYLE ROSE, POPE

MICHAEL ROSE, HARRISON

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Wrestling, Cross Country, Tennis

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Track, Cross Country

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country

EARNED PRINCIPAL HONOR AWARD… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… PARENTS ARE BONNIE AND JEFF ROGINSKY

EARNED COACHES AWARD, BEST MOTIONS, BEST ALL-AROUND… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY JOURNALISM… PARENTS ARE DEBORAH AND TONY ROREX

SAT SCORE: 1,990… ACT SCORE: 30… EARNED MDJ ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME TO STUDY ACCOUNTING… PARENTS ARE DEIRDRE AND BRIAN ROSE

SAT SCORE: 1,880… ACT SCORE 32… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO STUDY MATERIALS ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE DEBBIE AND TERRY ROSE

KIERRA ROSS, CAMPBELL

JAMES ROWE, LASSITER

ALEX RUDA, ALLATOONA

GPA: 4.5 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 4.7 Sports: Football, Track

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Volleyball, Lacrosse

SAT SCORE: 1,800… EARNED CHEER CAPTAIN, UCA ALL-AMERICAN, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, MOST DEDICATED… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT, GIRLS INC… WILL ATTEND OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY… PARENTS ARE LISA AND WENDELL ROSS

CLASS RANK: 1… SAT SCORE: 2,270… ACT SCORE: 34… EARNED GREATER ATLANTA SPORTS CHAMPION HONOR, FOOTBALL ALL-ATLANTA USA TODAY TEAM, COBB COUNTY SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, MATH TEAM, ACADEMIC BOWL, RENAISSANCE CLUB, MU ALPHA THETA VICE PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE BARBARA AND JEFF ROWE

SAT SCORE: 1,690… ACT: SCORE 29… EARNED LACROSSE DEFENSIVE MVP… MEMBER OF SOURCES OF STRENGTH, ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP, WRESTLING MANAGER… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO STUDY ATHLETIC TRAINING… PARENTS ARE CHRISSIE AND ANDY RUDA

WILL RUNGE, SPRAYBERRY GPA: 4.3 Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,860… EARNED LACROSSE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, SWIMMING HIGHEST POINT AWARD, PERSONAL FITNESS AWARD, FOUR-TIME STATE QUALIFIER… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, ARCH LEADERSHIP… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE STEPHANIE AND TODD RUNGE

KELSEY RUDEN, MCEACHERN GPA: 4.0 Sports: Softball, Lacrosse, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,670… EARNED SOFTBALL CAPTAIN AWARD, “INDIAN CHIEF” AWARD, COUNTY SWIM TEAM… MEMBER BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY NURSING… PARENTS ARE KATHY AND PATRICK RUDEN

CLARISSA ANN RUTHERFORD, KELL BRENNAN SAUL, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY JULIE SCHAMAY, POPE GPA: 3.6 Sports: Lacrosse, Swim

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Lacrosse

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Track, Cross Country

EARNED LACROSSE AND SWIM COACHES AWARD, LONGHORN AWARD, SWIM CAPTAIN, FOUR-TIME STATE SWIM QUALIFIER… MEMBER OF LATIN CLUB, FCA… WILL ATTEND SHORTER UNIVERSITY TO STUDY NURSING… PARENTS ARE RUSSIE AND TERRY RUTHERFORD

SAT SCORE: 1,810… EARNED COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, LACROSSE CAPTAIN’S AWARD… WILL ATTEND BAYLOR UNIVERSITY TO STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE DEBBIE AND STEVEN SAUL

SAT SCORE: 1,800… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN, COACHES AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FRESHMAN AMBASSADOR, YEARBOOK SECTION EDITOR, INTERACT CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE KATHERINE AND DON SCHAMAY


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BRAD SCHIEBEL, MARIETTA GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,890… EARNED STATE SWIMMER 2013… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT ATHLETIC COUNCIL, BETA CLUB, ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB, MATH HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE JULIA AND AL SCHIEBEL

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SAVANNA SCHLANGE, HARRISON RACHEL SCHMIDT, SPRAYBERRY JASON SCHUBERT, WALKER GPA: 4.3 Sports: Cross Country, Swim

GPA: 4.2 Sports: Volleyball, Golf

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Wrestling, Tennis

SAT SCORE: 1,720… ACT SCORE: 28… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, LATIN HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT COUNCIL, LATIN CLUB, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA… PARENTS ARE DEBORAH AND STEPHEN SCHLANGE

SAT SCORE: 1,790… ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED JACKET AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT AWARD, MODEL UN, RELAY FOR LIFE CAPTAIN, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS… PARENTS ARE ADINA AND ROBERT SCHMIDT

ACT SCORE: 32… EARNED MOST VALUABLE WRESTLER, FOURTH IN STATE… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, HONOR COUNCIL, INTERACT CLUB, YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB PRESIDENT… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT… PARENTS ARE JULIE AND GREG SCHUBERT

JAMES SCHULTZ, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY MICHELLE SCHWARTZ, ALLATOONA ALEC SEWALL, LASSITER GPA: 3.8 Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

ACT SCORE: 29… EARNED FOOTBALL APPRENTICE AWARD, GOLF APPRENTICE AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND SAMFORD UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BUSINESS AND MARKETING… PARENTS ARE MARGARET AND GREG SCHULTZ

EARNED TWO-YEAR CHEER CAPTAIN, GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER OF THE YEAR, GEORGIA ALL-STATE CHEER TEAM, RAY KROC YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, PRESIDENT’S CLUB, BETA CLUB, PRESIDENT KEY CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY GENETICS… PARENTS ARE MARY AND DANNY SCHWARTZ

SAT SCORE: 1,980… ACT SCORE: 30… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, 2013 REGION CHAMPIONS… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, ART NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT ATHLETES GIVE BACK… WILL ATTEND OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PRE-MED… PARENTS ARE CATHY AND STAN SEWALL

AUBREY SIMS, CAMPBELL GPA: 3.7 Sports: Cross Country, Tennis, Swim EARNED MOST IMPROVED SWIMMER, CAPTAIN, TENNIS LEADERSHIP AWARD, CAPTAIN… MEMBER ANCHOR CLUB, DECA CLUB, WATER POLO TEAM… WILL ATTEND SOUTHERN POLY TO STUDY ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE ALLYSON AND ERIK SIMS

OLIVIA SPILLANE, MPC

BRIANNA SMITH, CAMPBELL

TRISTEN SMITHEY, KELL

ANSLEY SILVA, KELL GPA: 4.1 Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swim SAT SCORE: 1,820… ACT SCORE: 28… EARNED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN, VOLLEYBALL ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION, SWIM AND TENNIS CAPTAIN… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, SUNDAY SCHOLARS, PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD COMMITTEE, NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS… PARENTS ARE ROBIN AND JOHN SILVA

COLE SPAIN, MPC

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Comp. Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Football, Wrestling

ACT SCORE: 26… EARNED STELLAR SPARTAN AWARD… MEMBER OF DUEL ENROLLMENT HONOR ROLL… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY ATHLETIC TRAINING… PARENT IS MAUREEN SMITH

EARNED CHEER CAPTAIN, COMPETITION MVP, HIGH HONOR GPA, ALL-AMERICAN CHEER… MEMBER FCA… WILL ATTEND COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PHYSICAL THERAPY… PARENTS ARE KELLYE AND MARK GIRTON

ACT SCORE: 31… EARNED TOUCHDOWN CLUB DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, CAPTAIN… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE KRIS AND RICHARD SPAIN

ALEC STOCKTON, KELL

JAMES STUCKEY, WALTON

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Baseball, Basketball

GPA: 4.6 Sports: Track, Cross Country

SAT SCORE: 1,990… EARNED CROSS COUNTRY MOST IMPROVED RUNNER, CAPTAIN, SOCCER REGION CHAMPIONS 2013… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, MOCK TRIAL… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA… PARENTS ARE PEGGY AND KEVIN SPILLANE

ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED BASKETBALL MR. LONGHORN… MEMBER BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE APRIL AND ROBERT STOCKTON

SAT SCORE: 2,150… ACT SCORE: 33… MEMBER FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, LATIN HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB… WILL ATTEND RHODES COLLEGE TO STUDY PHYSICS… PARENTS ARE KELLY AND JIM STUCKEY

EMILY SWIFT, KELL GPA: 3.9 Sports: Lacrosse, Cross Country CLASS RANK: 3… SAT SCORE: 1,960… ACT SCORE: 27… EARNED SPORTS CHAMPIONS OF GREATER ATLANTA HONOREE, U.S. LACROSSE ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION.. ALL-STATE TEAM, LACROSSE MVP, MOST VALUABLE ATTACK, MDJ FIRST-TEAM ALL-COUNTY… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, BETA CLUB, KEY CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY ANIMAL SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE JENNIFER AND CHRISTIAN SWIFT


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SARAH SYROP, WALKER GPA: 4.4 Sports: Softball, Basketball, Track, Lacrosse SAT SCORE: 2,000… ACT SCORE: 33… EARNED SOFTBALL MVP (TWICE), DEFENSIVE MVP, CAPTAIN, BASKETBALL MVP, CAPTAIN, LACROSSE CAPTAIN… MEMBER SPANISH CLUB, INTERACT CLUB… WILL ATTEND BROWN UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING… MICHAEL AND NANCY SYROP

MAXWELL TOOTHMAN, KMHS GPA: 4.6 Sports: Track, Cross Country CLASS RANK: 4… SAT SCORE: 2,340… ACT SCORE: 34… EARNED TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN… MEMBER CHARACTER EDUCATION, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VICE PRESIDENT, MAGNET PROGRAM… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA TECH TO STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE CLAUDIA AND KEVIN TOOTHMAN

PATRICIA TANCREDI, POPE

DONITA THOMAS, SOUTH COBB KHADIJAH THOMAS, CAMPBELL

GPA: 4.0 Sports: Soccer, Cross Country

GPA: 3.6 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

SAT SCORE: 1,920… EARNED MOST VALUABLE FORWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, FOREIGN LANGUAGES OF POPE, YEARBOOK… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY PUBLIC RELATIONS… PARENTS ARE TONIE AND ITARO TANCREDI

EARNED FOOTBALL MOST SPIRITED, BASKETBALL BEST ATTITUDE, BEST DANCER… MEMBER BETA CLUB, DIASPORA… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA TO STUDY BIOLOGY… PARENTS ARE KIM AND CARLTON WATKINS

SAT SCORE: 1,600… WILL STUDY MARINE BIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY… PARENT IS SHARONDA JOHNSON

WINSTON TROUGHTON, LASSITER HAMILTON TURNER, NCC GPA: 4.1 Sports: Wrestling, Cross Country

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Track, Cross Country, Swim

SAT SCORE: 1,960… EARNED WRESTLING ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION, COACHES AWARD… MEMBER OF STUDENT ATHLETES GIVE BACK… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY AEROSPACE ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE MICHELLE AND ROBERT TROUGHTON

SAT SCORE: 1,780… EARNED COACHES AWARD, CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARD, TRI-LETTER AWARD, SWIM CAPTAIN… MEMBER BETA CLUB, SERVICE CLUB… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY NURSING AND PSYCHOLOGY… PARENTS ARE CINDY AND CLINT TURNER

MITCH VAN DEN EYNDE, WALKER ALYSSA VARSALONA, LASSITER GPA: 4.6 Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Track, Gymnastics, Cheer

SAT SCORE: 2,090… ACT SCORE: 35… EARNED SOCCER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2011, MVP, CAPTAIN, BASKETBALL HUSTLE AWARD… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, MU ALPHA THETA, NATIONAL LATIN HONOR SOCIETY, SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY, HISTORY HONOR SOCIETY, SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT, NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO STUDY BUSINESS… PARENTS ARE PATTIE AND MIKE VAN DEN EYNDE

SAT SCORE: 1,790… EARNED GYMNASTICS STATE CHAMPION 2010, CHEER REGION CHAMPIONS 2012… MEMBER SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, DECA CLUB, MISS ODYSSEY FIRST RUNNER-UP… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY EXERCISE SCIENCE… PARENTS ARE DEANNA VARSALONA

AUSTIN WALKER, WALKER

Marietta Daily Journal/SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

JESSICA WALKER, CAMPBELL

JORDAN VERSTEEG, MPC

VERONICA ULICNY, LASSITER GPA: 4.1 Sports: Softball, Tennis SAT SCORE: 1,750… EARNED SOFTBALL BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER, BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER, FIRST-TEAM ALL REGION, FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE, TENNIS MVP… MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY, ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES… WILL ATTEND GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY MASS COMMUNICATIONS… PARENTS ARE GINA AND MIKE ULICNY

ABBEY WALKER, HARRISON

GPA: 3.7 Sports: Baseball, Basketball

GPA: 4.1 Sports: Lacrosse, Softball

ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM ALL-REGION, BASEBALL FIRST TEAM ALL-REGION, FIRST TEAM ALL-COBB COUNTY, FIRST TEAM BASEBALL GEORGIA TOP 100, TEAM GEORGIA… WILL ATTEND KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT… PARENTS ARE TRICIA AND TODD VERSTEEG

SAT SCORE: 1,650… ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED SOFTBALL BEST OFFENSIVE AWARD… MEMBER OF YEARBOOK STAFF— DESIGNER… WILL ATTEND YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE TO STUDY CREATIVE WRITING… PARENTS ARE CAROL AND SCOTT WALKER

RIO WATSON, SPRAYBERRY

KEIRAN WITHARANA, WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

GPA: 3.8 Sports: Baseball, Football

GPA: 4.7 Sports: Cheer, Cheer

GPA: 4.3 Sports: Cross Country, Swim

GPA: 3.9 Sports: Football, Lacrosse

ACT SCORE: 32… EARNED FOOTBALL ALL-REGION, HONORABLE MENTION ALL-COUNTY, COBB COUNTY TOUCHDOWN CLUB DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, COBB ALL-STAR SENIOR BOWL, BASEBALL GOLD GLOVE, TOP PITCHER, ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION… MEMBER PEER LEADERSHIP… WILL ATTEND MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY CIVIL ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE ELIZABETH AND WALTER WALKER

SAT SCORE: 2,050… EARNED CHEER CAPTAIN… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, BETA CLUB, CLASS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES, SCREAM TEAM… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS… PARENTS ARE JEANNE AND DOUG WALKER

SAT SCORE: 2,040… MEMBER PSYCHOLOGY CLUB… WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA… PARENTS ARE TAEKO AND DAVE WATSON

ACT SCORE: 27… MEMBER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY… WILL ATTEND MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO STUDY AEROSPACE ENGINEERING… PARENTS ARE FIONA AND SUMITH WITHARANA


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013/Marietta Daily Journal

SAM YARBOROUGH, POPE GPA: 3.5 Sports: Football, Basketball ACT SCORE: 24… EARNED PLAYER OF THE WEEK, PLAYER OF THE GAME… MEMBER CHESS CLUB, RUGBY TEAM, PING PONG CLUB… WILL ATTEND RHODES COLLEGE… PARENTS ARE ANNA AND DAVID YARBOROUGH

Lynch

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Continued from Page 20 Walton football coach Rocky Hidalgo appreciated what Lynch brought to the football team and was proud of how hard he worked. “He was a great young man,” Hidalgo said. “He worked incredibly hard. He was able to manage his time and made some incredible sacrifices to play football and lacrosse and get the great grades that he did. “He got the best out of what God gave

him. I enjoyed working with him. He was a bright spot as a member of our football team.” According to Lynch, academics was a bright spot in his life. Studying and learning seemed to come natural to him, so there weren’t many nights where he was up late, except for the occasional paper. “I was fortunate that I didn’t have to dedicate as much time to schoolwork as maybe some other people,” Lynch said. “It just came natural to me. I’m thankful to have that ability, but I still had to put in the work. “I mostly did work after a game or

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after practice, got my sleep and then got up in the morning. It was something I got use to even as a little kid.” Lynch’s winters were spent conditioning for lacrosse. The athletic time commitment wasn’t as strong, but he still had to fit in his schoolwork. Since he’s always been good at math, Lynch plans to study economics at Yale. He was also accepted into Harvard. “It was a tough decision between Yale and Harvard,” Lynch said. “I felt like Yale was more close-knit and I saw myself fitting in more there. I’m excited to get started.”

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Kemether Continued from Page 16

Whitefield didn’t have enough to field a soccer team. But in the past, he would go to baseball practice before putting on his soccer gear to play an evening game. Sometimes, he would play a baseball game at home than hop to the next field to play soccer. “I grew up playing football and whiffle ball in the front yard with older kids,” Kemether said. “All my athletic skills and abilities came from keeping up with the older guys in the front yard and trying to hang with the older guys. It’s not so much lessons. It’s been catching up with the older people.”

Kayler

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motivating force for me to do well. “Sammie and I pushed each other. She’s also a scholar athlete and was my catcher on the softball team, and we played basketball together. She’s going to (Florida International), and we made sure that we were both getting our work done.” Kayler competed at a high level in all of her endevours. She supplemented her high GPA with first-team all-state honors in softball as well as all-region honorable mention in basketball. The Region 5AAAAAA pitcher of the year, Kayler was also a member of the National Honor Society and was vice president of Lassiter’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America. “Being Georgia Dugout Club all-star was also pretty nice and getting this (Marietta Daily Journal Scholar-Athlete of the Year award) is probably the best one because it brings my athletics and academics together.” Kayler also considered her USA Today National Scholar Athlete finalist accolade as one of the best moments of her stellar year. Kayler, who plans to study business in college, has an athletic scholarship to play softball at Troy University beginning next spring. If things weren’t hard enough already, she also had time to fit in a job as a hostess at an Outback Steakhouse restaurant throughout her senior season. “I’m doing that to earn some extra cash before I go off to college,” she said. “I worked about three days a week during the season and when I could fit it into my schedule. I had a lot going on, but I managed.”



2013 Cobb Scholar Athletes