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Congratulations Tal Dean - St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete !

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Parkway North: Tal Dean

Academic rank: Top 5 percent.

Sports: Baseball, basketball, soccer.

Academic bio: Honor roll; Dartmouth Book Award; AP Scholar; academic all-state soccer.

Athletic bio: October Parkway athlete of the month.Soccer: first team all-Suburban Conference, academic all-state, all-region. Baseball: honorable mention all-Suburban Conference, all-academic team.

Activities: National Honor Society; student council; Israeli Scouts; Special Olympics; orchestra.

College: Truman State University.

Goal: “I hope to discover new life forms and leave a lasting impact on the world.”

Favorite subject: Science.

Favorite book: “Can't Hurt Me” by David Goggin.

Favorite musician: Eminem.

Role model: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “He exemplifies an unmatched work ethic and embodies everything I aspire to be. He proves that through hard work anything is possible and is one of the toughest people on the planet.”