Jesse Starkey

School: McDonough.

Year: Senior.

Sports: Soccer, tennis.

On the Field: Three-year letter-winner on both the soccer and tennis teams. Started at midfield for the soccer team as a senior. During tennis season, he went 11-5 as the No. 1 singles player for the Rams, who finished second in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference.

Off the Field: McDonough's salutatorian and a three-year member of the National Honor Society, he will graduate next week with a 4.56 grade-point average. Serves as McDonough's student liaison to the Charles County Board of Education. Planned a senior citizen prom each of the past three years through the Clark Senior Center in Waldorf. Tutors at Mitchell Elementary School, and is a volunteer assistant coach for a youth soccer team. Will attend Duke University in the fall.

In His Own Words: "Most of the hard work I did was to get into Duke, but after I got in, I continued to do many of those things and I realized how much I enjoyed them. It was very rewarding being involved in all of this. I enjoy giving back to places because I feel I should and I can."

-- Alan Goldenbach

Jenna Miller

School: Blake.

Year: Senior.

Sport: Lacrosse.

On the Field: Midfielder transferred from Springbrook after her freshman year and has been a three-year starter at Blake. Scored 46 goals with 18 assists this season to lead the Bengals to a 9-4 record -- the best in school history. Three-year total of 115 goals includes a school-record eight in a game last year, when the Bengals won a division title. Miller will play lacrosse on a full scholarship at Long Island University-C.W. Post.

Off the Field: Maintains a 3.5 grade-point average, is on Blake's yearbook staff and works both in front of and behind the camera for Blake's EBTV, which makes documentaries about issues important to the school. During the summer, she helps out at the Briggs-Chaney Bobcats Camp, working one-on-one with a mentally disadvantaged camper.

In Her Own Words: "What I do at the camp is supervise one of the kids and help him out and make sure he's doing stuff with the other kids. . . . I started doing it for community service, but ended up coming back because it just seemed special. I got to work with a kid one-on-one. It's just nice to help out kids that need help."

-- Jake Schaller