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.
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.
From the write-ups, Pensacola Catholic was glad to have him.
Top runner was some new kid from Virginia.
The Varsity Track Team, senior year. Points if you can find Tom.
"Formidable." That's our boy!
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.
Can you find Tom? He might have worn a disguise that day.
Are we supposed to think he's looking up something here?