John Adams of Lanham recently received an award from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for his excellence as a training instructor. Adams, who works in Metrorail operations, has helped hundreds of rail employes learn how the trains work and how to do their jobs safely. He has worked in various transit jobs for the past 20 years.

Angela Klapp of Columbia was one of 22 students to receive a Chancellor's Scholarship for four years at the University of Maryland's College Park campus. A graduate of Oakland Mills High School, she was a National Merit semifinalist, a delegate to the Maryland Junior Science Symposium and a ranked tennis player. In her junior year, she won the award for high placement in the Junior Engineering Technical Society competition.

Raymondria Ballard of Upper Marlboro recently won several awards in national forensic competition. She was a quarterfinalist in the oral interpretation/prose category and a semifinalist in oral interpretation poetry in the American Forensic Association National Tournament, where 85 colleges and universities competed. A member of the Prince George's Community College Forensic Club, she also received three awards in the Phi Rho Pi National Community College Tournament. She placed first in oral interpretation/poetry, third in impromptu speaking and first in oral interpretation/mixed. The Prince George's club has ranked first on the East Coast for the past nine years.

Susan W. Cowper of College Park was one of 30 scientists in the field of marine biology to receive an award from the Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Established in 1976, the fund provides financial assistance to persons beginning careers in marine biology, ecology and zoology. Cowper is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.

The Immaculate Heart Council 2589 of the Knights of Columbus of Upper Marlboro has installed new officers for 1981-82. They are Marty Martin, grand knight; Joe Bayly, deputy grand knight; Jim Parker, chancellor; McKinley Cobb, warden; Art Gilman Jr., advocate; Dick Stotler, treasurer; Mike Gilman, recorder; Jerry Chouinard, financial secretary; Vince Roper, lecturer; Rich Basile, Steve Hall and Tony Panchik, guards; and Dan Towers, Jerry Radford and Frank Clagett, trustees.