Name: Francine Hewes
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Winning the long jump in the Class 2A state meet at Westminster High School last weekend with a jump of 16 feet, 10 inches -- nearly a foot longer than her previous best jump of the season
Residence; hometown: Manchester
Education: Junior at North Carroll High School in Hampstead; graduate of North Carroll Middle School in Greenmount; graduate of Manchester Elementary
Family: Mother: Carol, executive secretary at Bellmore Labs in Hampstead; father: George, attorney with Marriott Corp.; sister: Suzanne
Activities/hobbies: Basketball, soccer, recording secretary in student government
Accomplishments: National Honor Society member, earned two varsity letters in track and field, first-team All-County and All-Central Maryland Conference in track and field last year, All-County and honorable mention All-CMC member in soccer, earned one varsity letter each in soccer and basketball
Recipient's comments: "I was just hoping to do the best I could and have my best jump of the year [at the state meet]. I felt pretty good, but didn't expect to win; I was seeded pretty low. It didn't really hit me that I won until I went over to my coaches. They were pretty excited."