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THE WINNER: Levi Thomet of Kodiak High.
School: Kodiak (Alaska)
Athletic achievement: He raced to the Class 4A individual state championship this past season with a time of 16:11, leading the Bears to third place as a team. Thomet also won the Region 3 Championship meet, the Skyview Invitational, the Palmer Invitational and the Bartlett Invitational.
Academic excellence: Thomet has maintained a 3.75 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: Also a hockey standout and an accomplished pianist, Thomet has served on his school’s student council.
“Levi is ambitious, and a very hard worker,” said Kodiak head coach Marcus Dunbar. “He is a tough competitor who welcomes good competition and is always looking to improve.”
THE FUTURE: Thomet will begin his junior year of high school this fall.