6th-grader takes first place in Geography Bee


February 10, 2002|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

JAIME BURKHEAD, a sixth-grader at Brooklyn Park Middle School, won first place in the school's annual Geography Bee competition.

Second place was awarded to seventh-grader Logan Espey. Seventh-grader Michael Hauhn and sixth-grader Kurt Hadaway tied for third place.

The school's PTA presented a $50 savings bond to Jaime and Logan and gave books to Michael and Kurt after last month's competition.

Jaime's next challenge will be to do well enough on the National Geographic Society's written test to qualify for the state contest.

Getting ready for soccer

There's no need to wait for spring to play soccer. There's plenty of soccer action going on right now at the Myers Soccer Pavilion, 4300 West Bay Ave.

The Soccer Moms will begin a four-week session for women who are interested in learning about the game. Sessions will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays, starting this week.

Each week's session will include basic drills and a scrimmage. The cost is $40, and experience is not required.

Information and registration: Kay Overton, the pavilion's facility manager, 410-396-5782; or coach Rick Crow, 301-498-4906.

Also, Basic Soccer Skills will be taught to boys and girls ages 8 to 10 Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Each session will feature a lesson on skills and tactics and a 20-minute scrimmage. The cost for the four-week program is $30. Registration: 410-355-5782.

Great soccer players may not be born, but they do begin playing at a very early age. The 3- to 5-year-old aspiring professional can start preparing in the Soccer Tot program. This is a four-week introduction to the sport for boys and girls. Classes will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Saturday. The cost is $30. Information: 410-355-5782.

Exercise classes

Harbor Hospital's LifeResource Center will begin its winter exercise classes next week. All classes last for one hour, one day a week for six weeks.

Fit-N-Fun Aerobics will be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

The Low Impact Cardio Aerobics class meets at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

An Abs and Sculpt Conditioning class is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Thursdays will bring lessons in African Dance at 5:15 p.m. and Beginning Tai Bo at 6:30 p.m.

And everyone can start the weekend right with a yoga class at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

The LifeResource Center is at 2990 S. Hanover St. The cost for each class is $25. Members of the Harbor Hikers and Harbor Seniors may register for $20.

Information: 410-350-8255.

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