by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Spark Photography

Renaissance Man

student_twomey3Seventeen-year-old Tommy Twomey is dedicated to serving others and making a difference. He is actively involved with building a sports and community center near Tijuana with the organization Build a Miracle. He is also in his fifth season serving as a “buddy” for special needs children through Miracle League of San Diego, a charity sponsored by Major League Baseball. In addition, he volunteers for a local nonprofit that helps young people learn the fundamentals of JAVA. “I attend Cathedral Catholic High School, and am proud of the school’s overarching belief in Christian service. That philosophy has now become a way of life for me. I am also proud of how the Cathedral community has come together to support our classmate, Brycen, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the beginning of our sophomore year,” said Tommy.

Tommy is an accomplished scholar at Cathedral and was awarded the Michael Timmon’s Scholarship at the end of the last school year. He is an Honor Roll student, earned the Father John Paul Cadden and the Monsignor Dickie Awards for academic achievement, and is a member of both the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation. Tommy is also a student athlete who served as co-captain of the Cathedral JV Baseball team, a team that was undefeated in league play two seasons in a row.

“I attend Cathedral Catholic High School, and am proud of the school’s overarching belief in Christian service. That philosophy has now become a way of life for me.”

Tommy’s roots in 92127 run deep – when the Twomeys moved to 4S Ranch in 2002, they were among the first residents in the community. Tommy and his family live in the Legacy subdivision, and he feels thankful that he was able to walk to and from his elementary school (Stone Ranch) and middle school (Oak Valley). “My early childhood memories are of school experiences and years of playing and umpiring Little League, playing basketball at the Boys & Girls Club, working at the snack bar, and hanging out at The Commons with my friends,” related Tommy. As for his favorite places in 4S, Tommy laughingly admits that there are too many to name.

In looking to the future, Tommy hopes to attend a four-year university and pursue a dual degree in computer science and entrepreneurship. “I plan to pursue an MBA with my ultimate career goal of starting a high tech enterprise,” revealed Tommy. Regardless of where the future takes him, it is safe to say that Tommy will strive for success and continue to accomplish his goals.

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Name: Tommy Twomey (17)
School: Cathedral Catholic High School
Grade: 11 (Junior)
Parents: Tom and Lauri Twomey
Sibling: Ashley Twomey
Favorite Place in 92127: All of it