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America's top high school earning respect on the field

Updated: April 7, 2009, 12:05 PM ET
By Chris Preston | Special to ESPNRISE.com

The further the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology advanced in the 2007 Virginia boys high school soccer tournament, the more their victories were met with universal surprise. With an enrollment of 1,802 students, the elite 9-12 public school situated in Alexandria, Va., is dwarfed by many of the other public schools against which it competes in the Liberty District of the state's hypercompetitive Northern Region. But people weren't scoffing at Thomas Jefferson's size.

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