- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 20, 2023
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Jed Gonzalo has been able to balance his schedule of academic courses while earning 6 varsity letters in three different sports.
As Co-Captain and senior leader from his point guard position, Gonzalo has led the Tornado basketball team into District IV playoffs for the second consecutive year. He has led the team in assists and steals over the past two seasons. His career totals in assists and steals ranks him in the top five all-time in both categories.
Last spring, in his first year of track, Gonzalo worked his way onto the 4×400 meter relay team which went on to win the Schuylkill League Championship and establish a new school record in the event. Jed also lettered in baseball as a sophomore.
Academically, Jed ranks second in his class with a 98.5 average and is a member of the National Honor Society. As a sophomore, Jed was the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership representative from MCA, and as a junior was a recipient of the School Board Merit Award. This year, he has qualified for both the 700 and 1300 club for SAT excellence and has been named Rotary Student of the month for September and Ed Romance Athlete of the month for December. He is also president of the Student Government.
Last summer, Jed organized and led a group of seven basketball players in sanding and refinishing the basketball playing surface.
Gonzalo has been offered academic scholarships from Wilkes University and the University of Scranton and will chose one to begin his career in the study of medicine. Jed is the son of Rose and Jose Gonzalo, Shady Acres.