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National Achievers


The top black students in the United States are National Achievement scholars, who often go on to top colleges and good jobs. Below are short bios of several National Achievement scholars from the Tampa Bay area.
Darryl Jones
Age:
34
High school: Clearwater High (1988)
College: FAMU (1995)
Degree: English
Now: program manager of Bethel Community Development Corp. in Tallahassee, which builds low-income housing for first-time homeowners.
Salary: $60,000.

William "Will" Packer
Age:
30
High school: St. Petersburg High (1991)
College: FAMU (1996)
Degree: electrical engineering
Now: Producer and co-owner, Rainforest Films, based in Atlanta
Salary: six figures

Paul Scrivens
Age:
24
High school: King High, Tampa (1998)
College: USF (2002)
Degree: management information systems
Now: co-owner, Business Logs, a knowledge management consulting firm
Salary: $64,000

Anton Felipe Thomas
Age:
27
High school: Lakewood High, St. Petersburg (1995)
College: FAMU (1999), MIT
Degrees: bachelor's and master's in mechanical engineering
Now: doctoral student at MIT
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