Name: Matthew Knights
Honored by the Carroll County Sun for: Finishing 12th in the triple jump event with a leap of 40 feet at the Junior National Olympics July 23-28 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Residence; hometown: Westminster
Education: Sophomore at Westminster High School; graduate of East Middle School in Westminster; graduate of Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster
Family: Mother: Debbie Fredericks, employed at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster; Father: Gary Knights, cable technician at C & P Telephone; Sister: Dorinda, 20, works for Fila industries in Hunt Valley, Baltimore County
Place of worship: Sam's Creek Church Of The Brethren in New Windsor
Activities/hobbies: Drawing, music
Accomplishments: Earned a varsity letter in track and field at Westminster High last year as a freshman Recipient's comments: "It was really neat. I met a lot of people from a lot of different states, and it was a great experience. It was very wet with puddles all over the runway which probably affected my jumps."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; youalso can FAX your information to 876-0233.