Senior Mitch Materna earned the honors, according to a Jacobs new release.
Marce Kersten, a sociology teacher at Jacobs, nominated Materna for the award.
In her nominating letter, Kersten described Materna as a unique, talented young man and the type of students who only comes around once in a great while.
“Mitch Materna is one of the most well rounded students (definitely in the top two) that I have had in the past 21 years," Kersten said.
The remainder of Kersten's nominating letter read as follows:
"He has been able to successfully balance multiple advanced placement courses, play varsity sports and contribute to his community. He recently participated in EXPLORE Night by reflecting and writing down his best tips for surviving AP courses.
He also spoke to 8th graders and their parents about why they should consider taking an AP course and that it can be “overwhelming,” but they can survive.
He is respected by his peers and the staff at Jacobs.
Mitch is the kind of kid that comes around every once in a while. After having him in class, I continue to have faith in the future generation, and I am a better human being for having known him.”