• Scholars of the Week 2005-2006

    Scholars of the Week 2005-2006

  • Scholar of the Week: Bowie HS Senior Abigail Phillip


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Bowie High School

    GPA: 4.29

    Academics: National Honor Society, AP classes, National Achievement Scholar, Advanced Orchestra

    Extra Curricular Activities: Vice-President of the senior class, concert orchestra, All-County Orchestra

    Future Goals: Will attend Harvard University and pursue a career in medicine

    Interesting Notes: Awarded The George Washington University Engineering Medal for Excellence in the Study of Mathematics and Science (2005) and the PGCPS Jesse J. Warr, Jr. Memorial Award for Leadership, Courage, Dignity, and Compassion (2005)

    Scholar of the Week: Abigail Phillip

    Scholar of the Week: Central HS Senior Danielle Crenshaw


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Central High School

    GPA: 4.29

    Academics: International Baccalaureate and French Immersion Programs, Humanities and Advanced Placement classes

    Extra Curricular Activities: Concert Band, Marching Band, Gospel Choir, Softball, active community volunteer

    Future Goals: Earn a college degree in Secondary Education 

    Scholar of the Week: Danielle Crenshaw

    Scholar of the Week: Eleanor Roosevelt HS Senior Robert Hughes


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

    GPA: 4.57

    Academics: Science and Technology Program, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction Award, Spanish Honor Society, Straight A student throughout high school

    Extra Curricular Activities: Math and Science Tutor, Community Volunteer

    Future Goals: Earn a college degree and go on to medical school

    Scholar of the Week: Robert Hughes

    Scholar of the Week: Forestville Military Academy Junior Leslie Hall


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 11

    School: Forestville Military Academy

    GPA: 3.5

    Academics: AP courses, Honor Roll, Cadet Captain, Regimental Command Staff - Regimental S-1 Administration, Clerk for the Brigade Commander (2004)

    Extra Curricular Activities: Student Board Member (Seated June 1, 2006), PGRASG Chief of Staff (2005-2006), President of the Future Educators of America (2005)

    Future Goals: Plans to pursue a career in education, interested in becoming a social studies teacher

    Interesting Notes: Tae Kwon Do Brown Belt/black strip, Black Saga Competition Award Recipient, JROTC and Citizenship Medal Recipient (2005)

    Scholar of the Week: Leslie Hall

    Scholar of the Week: Friendly HS Senior Cristina Sacco


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Friendly High School

    GPA: 4.07

    Academics: Salutatorian - Class of 2006, National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Commanding Officer of NJROTC

    Extra Curricular Activities: Senior Class President, Student Government, NJROTC Drill Team

    Future Goals: Attend Bucknell University and become a diplomat to the United Nations

    Scholar of the Week: Cristina Sacco

    Scholar of the Week: High Point HS Senior Stephen Allsop


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: High Point High School

    GPA: 4.29

    Academics: President National Honor Society, Maryland Distinguished Scholar, 2006 National Achievement Scholar Finalist, Talented and Gifted Program, Advanced Placement Classes

    Extra Curricular Activities: Captain - Track team, Captain - Soccer team, Band

    Future Goals: Attend MIT, John Hopkins, or the University of Maryland on his way to a career relating to science

    Scholar of the Week: Stephen Allsop

    Scholar of the Week: Largo HS Senior Ehinomen Olumese


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Largo High School

    GPA: 3.92

    Academics: National Honor Society, AP Biology

    Extra Curricular Activities: Track

    Future Goals: Plans to attend Temple University and become a pharmacist

    Scholar of the Week: Ehinomen Olumese

    Scholar of the Week: Laurel HS Senior Ana Ruta


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Laurel High School

    GPA: 4.01

    Academics: Currently enrolled in AP World History, AP Chemistry, AP American Government, AP Literature, and AP French; French Honor Society

    Extra Curricular Activities: Member of the volleyball and tennis teams; manager for Girls Basketball

    Future Goals: Study International Relations, become a translator for the airline industry or the government, attend law school

    Interesting Notes: Speaks Spanish, French, and Romanian

    Scholar of the Week: Ana Ruta

    Scholar of the Week: Oxon Hill HS Senior Robyn Burgess


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Oxon Hill High School

    GPA: 4.38

    Academics: 2006 National Achievement Scholarship Winner, French Honor Society, National Honor Society

    Extra Curricular Activities: President Future Business Leaders of America, marching and concert band, recorded more than 400 community service hours

    Future Goals: Attend Columbia University in the fall to study socio-cultural anthropology, pursue a graduate degree in a hospitality-related field

    Interesting Notes: Holds a Tae Kwon Do Black Belt and is Owner/Baker Runaway Apricot

    Scholar of the Week: Robyn Burgess

    Scholar of the Week: Parkdale HS Senior Sylviane Elessie


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Parkdale High School

    GPA: 4.23

    Academics: International Baccalaureate Program, National Honor Society

    Extra Curricular Activities: Softball, volleyball, Student Government Association

    Future Goals: Plans to attend Mount St. Mary's University and become a family law attorney

    Interesting Notes: Volunteers at St. Mary's Catholic Church's Soup Kitchen

    Scholar of the Week: Sylviane Elessie

    Scholar of the Week: Tall Oaks HS Senior Theodore Trice


    Quick Facts

    Grade: 12

    School: Tall Oaks High School

    GPA: 4.0

    Academics: National Honor Society, Principal's Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 for three quarters

    Extra Curricular Activities: President Student Government Association, Senior class Student Advisor, Co-op Work Study Program

    Future Goals: Attend Morehouse College and major in Biology, study abroad in Africa, and eventually go to medical school

    Interesting Notes: Currently an intern on Capitol Hill in the Office of the Honorable Senator Byron Dorgan (ND-D). 

    Scholar of the Week: Theodore Trice

    Scholars of the Week: Bowie HS Seniors - Robert Wolff & Tabitha Gant


    Scholar Quick Facts

    Robert Wolff


    School: Bowie HS

    GPA: 4.14

    Academics: ROTC Operations Officer, physics, chemistry, art history, statistics

    Extra Curricular Activities: Co-Captain of the cross country team, member of the Varsity Boy's baseball team

    Future Goals: Engineering career

    Interesting Notes: Robert has accepted admission to the United States Naval Academy. He was offered admission to West Point, the United States Air Force Academy, the University of Maryland, and Penn State. He is an Eagle Scout.

    Student Scholars of the Week are nominated by their principals and must be outstanding academic scholars in good standing with their school.

    Tabitha Gant 

    Grade: 12

    School: Bowie HS

    GPA: 4.0

    Academics: ROTC Plattoon Leader, physics, statistics

    Extra Curricular Activities: Senior Class Treasurer, Robot Team, Varsity Girls' softball team, member of the Bowie High Women's Choir and Chamber Choir

    Future Goals: Become an Ensign in the Navy or a Second Lieutenant in the Marines

    Interesting Notes: Tabitha has been offered admission to and plans to attend the United States Naval Academy. She was accepted at Cornell University, Wesleyan University, and several other colleges. Tabitha has been a cast member in several school musical productions.

    Scholars of the Week: Robert Wolff & Tabitha Gant