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Chamberlain’s Esinhart, MacInnes earn all-state academic award
Posted Jun 12, 2012 by Bill Ward
Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 09:59 AM
Andrea Esinhart and Neil MacInnes were named to the Florida High School Athletics Association’s Academic All-State Team during a banquet staged to recognize the 24 student-athletes Monday evening in Gainesville.
The event brought together the 12 boys and 12 girls from around the state who were honored for their success both on and off the field through exemplary achievements. They not only are standout athletes taking part in multiple sports, they have also achieved high honors in academics and community service.
To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-State Team, the student-athlete had to be a graduating senior, a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or better and have earned a varsity letter in at least two different sports during each of his or her junior and senior years. Members were chosen based on academic record, athletic participation, non-athletic activities, community service and an essay each of them wrote. The 24 chosen from the more than 200 who qualified attending 695 FHSAA member high schools.
Here’s the short summaries of Esinhart and MacInnes:
Andrea Esinhart, Chamberlain: Lettered in golf, soccer, and track and field in high school. She was also a member of concert choir all four years and a member of six nationally recognized clubs: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National English Honor Society, BETA, Mu Alpha Theta and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Andrea worked as a YMCA gymnastics camp coach and participated in the Mayor’s Youth Corp & Leadership Council of Tampa, as well as Girl Scouts. She will attend the University of Florida to study nursing.
Neil MacInnes, Chamberlain: Graduated first in his class after completing coursework that included 15 AP courses, 11honors classes, four dual-enrollment classes and six virtual school classes. MacInnes also lettered in football, soccer, track and field, and marching band. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout during his junior year and served as a senior patrol leader. Neil will attend the University of Florida, where he plans to major in materials science and engineering as a precursor to dental school.