Name: Jesse GistHonored by The Carroll County Sun for...

The Carroll County Sun Sports Profile of the Week

July 19, 1992

Name: Jesse Gist

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Winning the kit car category of the Soap Box Derby, which took place July 4 at Bennett Cerf Memorial Park in Westminster, and earning the right to represent Carroll County at the national competition in Akron, Ohio, next month

Age: 10

Residence; hometown: Westminster

Education: Sixth-grader at East Middle School in Westminster; graduate of Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster

Family: Mother: Debbie, hairdresser at Looking Glass Beauty Salon in Westminster: Father: Jeff, mechanic at Specified Commodity Carriers in Finksburg; Sister: Kelly, 7, third-grader at Robert Moton

Activities/hobbies: Baseball, football

Accomplishments: Selected to the Westminster Major Division All-Star baseball team this summer; won the kit car category of the Soap Box Derby, which took place July 4 at Bennett Cerf Memorial Park in West minster

Recipient's comments: "I liked helping put the car together and the speed of the race. I was in five races and went undefeated, after the third and fourth race I felt I had a good chance of winning. I'm nervous [about the national competition in Akron] and will just try to do the best I can."

Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.

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