Name: Patrick Edison JacobsHonored by The Carroll County...

The Carroll County Sun News Profile of the Week

April 05, 1992

Name: Patrick Edison Jacobs

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Winning the Maryland State Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic Society, March 27 in Annapolis

Age: 11

Residence; hometown: Mount Airy

Education: Attendedgifted and talented program at Urbana Elementary School in FrederickCounty; currently a sixth-grader at the McDonogh School in Randallstown, Baltimore County

Family: Mother: Patricia M. Jacobs, 41, homemaker; father: Van L. Jacobs Sr., 41, division manager for Stanley Martin Co., a residential developer; sister: Kristina M., 17, a senior at Linganore High School, Frederick County; brothers: Van. L. Jr., 15, a freshman at Linganore High School, and Joseph, 1, at home

Place of worship: St. Peter's Catholic Church in Libertytown, Frederick County

Activities/hobbies: Plays on traveling team for Seneca Soccer Association; trying out for triathlon at McDonogh School; is an avid reader, especially likes Tom Clancy novels; also enjoys running, tennis, basketball, computer games and writing stories

Accomplishments: Has been reading since age 4; participated in Odyssey of the Mindprogram last year, team taking second place in regionals; won the geography bee in fourth grade for his school

Recipient's comments: "I felt really excited and happy when I won. At first I thought it waskind of a long shot, then more people got eliminated. And in my group they had to keep going on to tie-breakers and asked seven extra questions. I really did well and I won a $100, a National Geographic Society atlas, a ride on the Pride of Baltimore and a chance to go on tothe nationals May 20-21 in Washington against 56 other kids from theU.S. and territories."

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