High School

Tom spent his early years moving from one Navy base to another. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he attended five different elementary schools--in Annapolis, Maryland; North Kingstown, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virgina; Monterey, California; and Charleston, South Carolina. His junior high and high school years were spent in McLean and Virginia Beach, Virgina, finally ending up in Pensacola, Florida.

Track star

Tom started high school at F.W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Midway through his sophomore year he transferred to Pensacola Catholic High School. He lettered in track at Cox and both track and cross-country at Pensacola Catholic- in 11th and 12th grades.

Newspaper article
From the write-ups, Pensacola Catholic was glad to have him.

Victory article

Top runner was some new kid from Virginia.

Varsity track team
The Varsity Track Team, senior year. Points if you can find Tom.
Varsity track team roster

Yearbook team writeup

"Formidable." That's our boy!

Tom's Senior Portrait
Tom graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School in 1972. He says his grades were nothing exceptional, but his SAT scores were 750 in math and 740 in the verbal test. And he was a semi-finalist on the National Merit test, with an award presented by Jonas Salk of polio vaccine fame.

Tom's high school bio

National Merit Team writeup

Can you find Tom? He might have worn a disguise that day.

Tom looking studious
Are we supposed to think he's looking up something here?