Tyler Joseph Prazma

Granite City

Rank • 13 of 465

Soccer • 3

Wrestling • 4

Favorite subject: Spanish. ... Plans to attend Missouri and pursue a career in sports medicine. ... Favorite musicians: AC/DC. ... Role model: "My grandfather, James Bledsoe, has always set a great example on how to face challenges. I have always looked up to him for guidance in times of need, and he is always willing to provide."

Todd Michael Eaton

Greenville

Rank • 28 of 139

Football • 3

Basketball • 3

Baseball • 4

Favorite subject: Biology. "I find animal dissection and the structure of plants intriguing." ... Plans to attend SIU-Carbondale. ... Favorite book: "A Child Called It." ... Favorite musicians: Jason Derulo, Lil' Wayne.

Alexis Shontae Fennoy

Hazelwood Central

Rank • 1 of 587

Track • 4

Volleyball • 3

Plans to enter their six-year pharmacy program at Hampton (Va.) University. ... Favorite book: "The God of Small Things." ... Role model: "My younger sister, Eboni. She has an infectious happiness and youthful energy, she always brightens up a room, and she inspires me daily to set a positive example for her through my words and actions."

Ahlam Mshangama Issa

Hazelwood East

Rank • 1 of 284

Golf • 4

Volleyball • 1

Expects to major in chemical engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. ... Favorite book: "The Count of Monte Cristo." ... Favorite musicians: Owl City, The Script. ... Role model: "My father. He did not finish high school, but he made sure all of his children finished high school and went to college."

Aly Rilling Bronder

Hazelwood West

Rank • 25 of 556

Volleyball • 3

Track • 2

Founder and president of school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes. ... Favorite subject: History. ... Plans to study nutrition and kinesiology at Kansas State. ... Favorite book: "Little House on the Prairie." ... Role model: "My sister, Ky. She gave me the drive and determination I've needed in sports and school. She taught me what it meant to be a Christian."

Eileen Nicole Schweiss

Herculaneum

Rank • 2 of 135

Cross Country • 4

Track • 4

Fellowship of Christian Athletes president. ... Intends to enroll at SIU-Carbondale and major in mechanical engineering. ... Favorite book: "102 Minutes." ... Favorite musicians: Phoenix. ... Role model: "Mr. Huskey, my college composition teacher. His light-hearted attitude is very uplifting, and he has made writing much more enjoyable for me."

Dakota Lee Gilbert

Highland

Rank • 1 of 246

Soccer • 4

Basketball • 3

Special Olympics volunteer. ... Plans to attend University of Mississippi, then go to medical school. ... Favorite book: "The Things They Carried."... Favorite musicians: Toby Keith, The Zac Brown Band. ... Role model: Pat Tillman. "He gave his life for the sake of freedom instead making millions of dollars playing the game he loved."

Jarrod Clayton Huskey

Hillsboro

Rank • Top 1 percent

Soccer • 3

Basketball • 3

Track • 3

Junior class secretary. ... Expects to major in accounting at Webster University. "I enjoy working with the numbers and getting a firsthand view of how a business operates." ... Favorite book: "Hatchet." ... Favorite musicians: Nickelback.

Alex Jacob Langford

Francis Howell

Rank • NA

Wrestling • 3

Football • 2

Wrestling • 2

Intends to major in engineering at Missouri. ... Favorite book: "Act of Treason." ... Favorite musicians: Anberlin ... Role model: "My youth pastor, because he is someone who lives his life for God."

Paul Alexander Haluszczak

Francis Howell Central

Rank • 6 of 503

Soccer • 4

Basketball • 3

Senior class vice president. ... Favorite subject: Calculus. "I enjoy how the subject builds on itself throughout the year by including techniques from older lessons with techniques that are learned in newer lessons."... Plans to attend Iowa State and study meteorology. ... Favorite musicians: 3 Doors Down, Jimmy Page.

Lauren Irene Viehmann

Francis Howell North

Rank • 5 of 486

Basketball • 4

Track • 3

Plans to major in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt. "I have always liked math and science, and the medical field really interests me. I think it would be pretty awesome to make a discovery that could improve someone's life or health." ... Favorite book: "Just Listen." ... Favorite musicians: Lifehouse.

Julia Elizabeth Kohnen

Incarnate Word

Rank • NA

Basketball • 3

Soccer • 2

Volunteer at St. Sophia Nursing Home, Ferguson-Florissant Early Childhood Center. ... Plans to major in business at Southern Indiana. ... Favorite musician: Taylor Swift. ... Role model: Taylor Rozier, a classmate who died of cancer. "She struggled with cancer for over a year. Taylor never gave up fighting and never complained."

Sarah Heerboth

Thomas Jefferson

Rank • 3 of 13

Figure skating • 4

Editor of school newspaper. ... Plans to attend Boston University as a pre-med major. ... Favorite book: "All the King's Men." ... Role model: Dr. Atul Gawande. "He has found a way to combine his love of both science and writing into a very successful career as a doctor, journalist, author, and professor. Someday, I hope to do the same."

Tiesha Smith

Jennings

Rank • 6 of 150

Softball • 4

Basketball • 2

Favorite subject: Physics. ... Plans to attend Lindenwood. ... Favorite book: "The Awakening." ... Favorie musician: Trey Songz. ... Role model: "My older brother, Henry Wynne, because of all the things he has been through, yet he has become successful. He is working on his Ph.D in psychology.

Kelsee Rene Nairn

Jerseyville

Rank • 44 of 248

Tennis • 4

Track • 3

Salvation Army Bell ringer. ... Favorite subject: Biology. ... Intends to study occupational therapy at Lewis and Clark Community College. ... Favorite books: The Twilight Saga. ... Role model: "My late grandmother, Alice Nairn. She taught me how to be a fighter and to never give up on my dreams."

Samantha Kristine Powers

Kennedy

Rank • 3 of 87

Softball • 3

Plans to study biology at Webster University. "I would like to be able to use my biology degree to get into genetics or cancer research. My goal is to be able to help people through my research." ... Favorite book: "The Fountainhead." ... Favorite musician: Taylor Swift.

Lindsay Dawn Govero

Kingston

Rank • 7 of 47

Basketball • 4

Volleyball • 1

President, sophomore and junior class and student council. ... Plans to pursue nursing at Jefferson College. "I enjoy knowing that I can impact and affect someone else's life in a positive way." ... Favorite book: "Where the Red Fern Grows."

Peter Joseph Krusing

Kirkwood

Rank • 6 of 423

Basketball • 2

Tennis • 2

Junior class president. ... Intends to study actuarial science or accounting at Indiana University. .. "Whatever contribution I make, I would like to know I am enriching someone's life, whether it be in business, in service or in stewardship." ... Favorite book: "Seasons of Life." ... Favorite musicians: Phish.

Elle Kathleen Kekec

Ladue

Rank • NA

Soccer • 4

Cross Country • 4

Student Council president. ... Plans to study biology and secondary education at Drury University. "I want to teach high school science and coach the soccer team. I want to be a positive role model for kids and always have a good attitude." ... Favorite book: "Angels and Demons."

Christine Lynn Hibler

Lafayette

Rank • 63 of 507

Soccer • 4

Field Hockey • 4

Favorite subject: Physical Education. ... Expects to attend Cornell University and major in earth and atmospheric sciences. ... "I would like to join the Peace Corps and make a difference in an impoverished nation. And I would simply like to leave the world a better place than I found it." ... Favorite musicians: Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Justin Helbert

Lindbergh

Rank • 3 of 438

Baseball • 2

Basketball • 2

National Merit Finalist. ... Plans to major in aerospace engineering at MIT. ... Favorite book: "Digital Fortress." ..."I would like to be a part of ground-breaking scientific developments in whatever work field I find myself."

Philip Michael Johnson

Lovejoy

Rank • 2 of 8

Basketball • 1

Favorite subject: English. "I love to read and write and express myself through my writings." ... Plans to attend Alcorn State University. ... Favorite book: "The Runaway Jury." ... Favorite musicians: Drake.

Zachary Ryan Burnett

Lutheran North

Rank • NA

Baseball • 4

Soccer • 2

Favorite subject: Science. ... Plans to enroll in pre-med program at St. Louis University. ... Favorite book: "Three Nights in August." ... Favorite musicians: Linkin Park. ... Role model: Albert Pujols, "because of the way he carries himself on and off the field and his desire to make a positive impact on everyone around him."

Becca Lynn Avena

Lutheran South

Rank • NA

Soccer • 3

Gymnastics coach. ... Favorite subject: Calculus, "I've always been a fan of math, and it's rewarding to see how all the things I've learned in the past fit together to solve real-world problems." ... Plans to attend Marquette University and major in biomedical engineering. ... Favorite book: "The Secret Life of Bees." ... Favorite musicians: Dave Matthews Band, The Fray.

Amber D. Hill

Lutheran St. Charles

Rank • Top 3 percent

Softball • 4

Basketball • 2

Track • 4

Considering the University of Minnesota or William Jewell and major in math. ... Favorite book: "Catcher in the Rye." ... "I want to create a movement that my generation will stand up and fight for proudly, so that we can leave the world a little bit better than how we found it."

Adam Lee Kellerman

Maplewood-Richmond Heights

Rank • 7 of 83

Wrestling • 3

Baseball • 2

Football • 3

Plans to major in electrical engineering at Missouri S&T. ... Favorite book: "House of Leaves." ... Role models: "My brothers. When my father passed away, they both stepped up to try to help raise me so that I wouldn't lack a male figure to look up to in my life."

Amberlyn Paige Phelps

Marissa

Rank • NA

Basketball • 3

Softball • 4

Volleyball • 2

Cross Country • 1

Favorite subject: Math. "Solving problems and finding the logic behind questions and equations has always been interesting to me." ... Plans to attend Southwestern Illinois College. ... Favorite book: "The Pact." ... Favorite musicians: Journey.

Helen Wang Li

Marquette

Rank • 10 of 520

Tennis • 4

Lacrosse • 4

Favorite class: Environmental Science. "My teacher, Mr. Shouse, has inspired me to care about our world's current and future condition through his quirky anecdotes and immense knowledge." ... Plans to major in economics and environmental science at Northwestern. ... Favorite book: "Cat's Cradle."

Stephanie Elizabeth Price

McCluer

Rank • 31 of 328

Softball • 4

Basketball • 3

Track • 3

Favorite subject: Math. "There are many different methods that can be used to get the same solution." ... Plans to attend Jefferson College and eventually become "a neonatal nurse, general nurse or a chiropractor."

Joseph James Burgess

McCluer North

Rank • 91 of 435

Football • 3

Member of the Polar Bear Plunge team. ... Raised money for Special Olympics. ... Plans to attend Missouri State and major in political science. "I would like to become a politician and help make communities safer and a better place for our families to learn and grow." ... Favorite book: "Catcher in the Rye."

Brett sorum

Mehlville

Rank • 1 of 445

Tennis • 2

Volleyball • 1

Volunteers with wheelchair basketball. ... Favorite subject: Math. "There is no creativity involved, and I like the right-or-wrong aspect of it." ... Plans to major in accounting at the University of Missouri. ... Favorite book: "Hatchet." ... Role model: Albert Pujols.

Nakia Shaneice Robinson

Metro

Rank • NA

Volleyball • 4

Basketball • 4

Soccer • 4

Favorite subject: Math. "I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I go through a lot of tedious work and come to the correct answer." ... Plans to major in athletic training at Central Methodist. ... Favorite book: "Great Expectations." ... Favorite musicians: TLC, Mary J. Blige.

Michael George Rizzo

MICDS

Rank • NA

Water Polo • 4

Swimming • 4

Favorite subject: Science. "I enjoy learning about how the world around me works." ... Plans to major in molecular and cellular biology at Harvard, where he also will play water polo. "I would like to pursue a career in medicine and help to improve people's health care." ... Favorite book: "Atlas Shrugged."

Stephenie Renee Williams

Miller Career

Rank • 1 of 162

Basketball • 4

Volleyball • 3

Soccer • 3

National Honor Society president. ... Considering Missouri and Alcorn State and plans to become a doctor. "I would like to be a pediatrician and assist others who are in need or are sick." ... Favorite book: "Song of Solomon." ... Favorite musicians: Trey Songz, Beyonce.

Eric Scott Marburger

Mount Olive

Rank • 1 of 45

Football • 4

Basketball • 3

Baseball • 3

Track • 1

Intends to major in agricultural engineering at Illinois. "I grew up around agriculture, and I want to be able to make an impact on the agricultural industry." ... Favorite book: "The Great Gatsby." ... Favorite musicians: The Beatles.

Katie Elizabeth Venturella

Nerinx Hall

Rank • Top 3 percent

Tennis • 1

Racquetball • 2

Plans to study physical therapy at Truman State. "I would like to travel to Africa and other countries to give them medical attention." ... Favorite book: "The Outsiders." ... Role model: "My Aunt Jeannie. She is an Air Force pilot. She has faced countless obstacles, yet she never let anything stand in her way from reaching her dream."

Emily Anne Carey

New Haven

Rank • 6 of 26

Basketball • 2

Volleyball • 3

Track • 3

Plans to major in secondary education at Missouri State, then earn a master's degree to become a high school principal. ... Favorite book: "The Secret Life of Bees." ... Role model: "My principal, Mr. Strobel. He is also the junior varsity boys basketball coach and a close friend to my family."

Shonnisha Denise Davis

Normandy

Rank • 9 of 164

Basketball • 3

Volleyball • 3

Plans to attend Florissant Valley, then transfer to Jackson State and major in criminal justice. Hopes to become an FBI agent. ... "I want to start a foundation dedicated to abused women. I want to give women a place where they feel they can go when they don't have anywhere else." ... Favorite musician: Beyonce.

Briante D. Wells

North Tech

Rank • 18 of 285

Basketball • 2

Track • 2

Favorite subjects: Music, Fashion Design, "because I can really express myself." ... Plans to major in fashion design at Stephens College. ... Favorite book: "The Skin I'm In." ... Favorite musician: Trina. ... Role models: "My mother and grandmother. They have shown me how to be a strong, successful and independent woman."

Katie Beth Kroeger

Northwest

Rank • 14 of 695

Softball • 4

Track • 1

Soccer • 1

Favorite subject: History.... Plans to attend the University of Iowa. ... "I'd like to coach softball and pass on the life lessons I learned from the sport." ... Favorite book: "Danger in the Shadows." ... Role model: "My grandpa. He started with nothing and built a successful business. He lived the American dream."

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