STUDENT Spotlight
Meet Dumbarton Middle’s Radical Ropers

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Dumbarton Middle School is very proud to be the home to the only jump rope team in Baltimore County. This will be the Radical Ropers’ 17th year at Dumbarton Middle School.

These hard workers practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  There are 33 jumpers all together, including a team manager. The coaches of the Radical Ropers are Mr. Overtoom and Ms. Morrison. They push the jumpers to be the best they can be. The travel team (pictured) is the team that goes on the road. They travel at to at least four to 10 schools a year. The cub team stays at Dumbarton and performs at other events.

These jumpers perform many jumping tricks, from doing a cartwheel into the rope to doing solid butt bounces. These jumpers are not just great jump ropers, but they are also wonderful role models for other students. The best part about being a Radical Roper for most of the team is to simply entertain. The team works together through tough and easy times.

If you want to see the jumpers in action come May 1 at Dumbarton Middle School. The show is at 7 p.m. and costs $2 a person. You will be amazed at their hard work and how talented the team is!


Written by Lyla Kline, Student Good News Ambassador, Dumbarton Middle School
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