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THE WINNER: Jonathan Green
School: St. John’s (Shrewsbury, Mass.)
Athletic achievement: He raced to his second straight Division I individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:29.6. A three-time First Team All-State selection, Green earned second place at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships, crossing the line in 15:36.8. He went on to finish 22nd at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in 15:45.
Academic excellence: Green has maintained a B average in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner in his church community, he has volunteered locally as a youth cross country and track and field coach.
“I am extremely impressed by everything I have seen from Jonathan Green,” said Brian Wallace, head coach at Wachusett Regional (Holden, Mass.). “We have competed against him quite a bit and he always approaches the sport with class in addition to being an exceptional runner.”
THE FUTURE: Green has verbally committed to an athletic scholarship at Georgetown University beginning this fall.