Girls soccer team honored for its work off the field

NEIGHBORS

March 02, 2001|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WINNING GAMES isn't the only priority of the South Carroll High School girls soccer team. As important as scoring goals is the girls' commitment to maintaining academic excellence.

Although the team finished the soccer season with an "average" record, its record off the field was anything but average.

The 1999-2000 South Carroll girls soccer team was recently awarded the National Award for Academics from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team achieved a weighted grade point average of 4.35, the highest in the nation. It was the fourth consecutive year the team has received the award.

In an effort to provide time for the girls to study, coach Jim Horn would begin each soccer practice with a 40-minute study hall.

Horn said he hopes the current team will continue to excel in academics. With every member making the honor roll and half of them earning straight A's, the players seem on their way to continuing the tradition.

Boy Scout honors

Boy Scout Troop 460 of Mount Airy recently held its Court of Honor ceremony. Scoutmaster Jim Morton officiated at the evening's activities.

The annual ceremony and dinner was held at Mount Airy Elementary School. Honored guests included Mount Airy Mayor Gerald Johnson, Councilman Frank Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Grimes, and Mike and Linda Rhodes. Rank advancements were awarded to: Jamey Nuberg, tenderfoot; Ryan Washington, first class; Timothy Richards, star; and Thomas Blonkowski and John Buell, life.

Benefit bingo

South Carroll High School Band Boosters invites people to try their luck at its basket bingo benefit tomorrow.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Admission includes three cards per person. Those wearing green will receive an additional card.

Information: 410-635-6265 or 301-829-0683.

Spring dinner

Turkey, ham and oysters will be on the menu during Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company's annual spring dinner.

Dinner will be served beginning at noon Sunday at Mount Airy Fireman's Activity Building, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road. Hot vegetables and homemade desserts will complete the menu. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and younger, and those younger than age 5 eat free. Carryouts are $1 extra.

Information: 301-829-0100.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun .

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