Who are the top graduates and where are they going? As the school year closes, public, parochial and private schools are honoring their valedictorians at graduation ceremonies throughout the city. Each of the following students, honored for his or her academic achievement, was asked to describe college and career goals. Academy of Notre Dame: Ann Elizabeth David of Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, the daughter of Katherine McQuie of Alexandria and Zdenek V. David of Marlow Heights, will attend Georgetown University and plans a career in linguistics or journalism. a St. Albans School for Boys: Victor Lee You of Rouen Drive, Potomac, the son of Kei Han and Man He You, will attend Harvard University and plans a career as a lawyer. Anacostia Senior High School: Chin Wah Lee of Minnesota Avenue SE, the son of Fan and Yoke Lee, will attend George Washington University and plans a career in computer science. St. Anthony's: Taiqua Brittingham of 8th Street SE, the daughter of Patricia and Harry Brittingham, will attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and plans a career as a certified public accountant with a small private business of her own. St. Anthony's Lisa Denise Davis of 11th Street NE, the daughter of Dorothy Rector Davis and James Edward Davis, will attend Fairleigh Dickinson University and plans to become a clinical psychologist. Ballou Senior High School: Rosita Cary of Sixth Street SE, the daughter of Willet and Nathaniel Cary, will attend Chatham College and plans to become a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology for teenage girls. Bell Career Development Center: Marcel Davis of H Street NW, the son of Margaret and Harold Davis, plans to continue working in his field of furniture repair and refinishing at Marlo's Furniture Company and hopes to have his own shop. Burdick Career Development Center: Gwendolyn Marie Torain of 7th Street NW, the daughter of Gladys Hoskins, will attend Hampton Institute and plans to work in business administration or accounting. Cardozo Senior High School: Cynthia Tillman of Gresham Place NW, the daughter of Elsie Tillman, will attend American University and hopes to become a computer technician or operator. Archbishop Carroll High School: Paul Sminkey of Fern Lane, Bowie, the son of Tamah and Donald Sminkey, will attend Villanova University and is undecided about his career goal. St. Cecilia's Academy: Yvette Bigesby of Apple Road NE, the daughter of Alfredia and Rudolph Bigesby, will attend Xavier University of Louisiana and plans to become a pediatrician. Chamberlain Career Development Center: Detra Nichelle Ferguson of Southern Avenue SE, the daughter of Harriet Ferguson and Frederick Juggins, will attend Southeastern Univ. and plans to be an accounting clerk. Coolidge Senior High School: Emmanuel F. Tillman of Sheridan Street NW, the son of Dorothy F. and the Rev. Eugene C. Tillman Sr., will attend the University of Pennsylvania and plans a career as a chemical engineer. Duke Ellington School of the Arts: Pamela T. Pearson of Piney Branch Road NW, the daughter of Doris and James Pearson, will attend Denison University and plans a career as a psychologist and freelance artist. Dunbar Senior High School: Tonya Michele Gray of 51st Street SE, whose guardians are Ivory Walters and Robert Lee Walters, will attend George Washington University and would like to work with disabled children. Eastern Senior High School: Denisa Yolinda Turner of Hanna Place SE, the daughter of Doris E. Turner, will attend Towson State University and plans a career in computer science. Emerson Institute College Preparatory School: Margaret Ann Holmes of 39th Street NW, the daughter of Kim and Norman Holmes will attend George Washington University and is undecided about her career goals. Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School: Maureen Strishock of Barn Wood Lane, Potomac, the daughter of Joan and Dan Strishock, will attend the University of Maryland and is undecided about career goals. Gonzaga College High School: Michael Lacovara of V Street NW, the son of Madeline and Philip Lacovara, will attend the University of Pennsylvania and plans a career in corporate law or politics. Immaculata Preparatory School: Patricia Grace O'Connor of Quebec Street NW, the daughter of Grace and John O'Connor, will attend the University of Scranton and plans to become a physical therapist. Immaculate Conception Academy: Lynn Russ of 17th Street NE, the daughter of Margaret and Craig Russ, will attend Catholic University. She plans a career in marketing and sales. St. John's College High School: Raymond Youstra of Manorfield Road in Rockville, the son of Jo and Ray Youstra, will attend the University of Dayton and plans a career in computer science and music. Mackin Catholic High School: Richard Spencer of I Street NE, the son of Nancy M. and Richard E. Spencer, will attend George Washington University and plans to become an economist or accountant. Maret School: Lisa Stratton of Woodley Road NW, the daughter of Janet and William Stratton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will attend Stanford University and plans to become a psychiatrist for adolescents. Margaret Washington Career Development Center: Veronica E. Lucas of Howard Road SE, the daughter of Terry and Ralph Lucas, will attend the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and plans to become a nurse or doctor. William McKinley Technical Senior High School: Meta Joi Mickens of Farragut Place NE, the daughter of Alma and Edmond R. Mickens Jr., will attend VPI and plans to become a researcher in space sciences. St. Patrick's Academy: Debbie yd. Carthorn of Varnum Street in Brentwood, Md., the daughter of Pinkie and Norman Carthorn, will attend the University of Maryland and plans a career in personnel management. Phelps Career Development Center: William Jerome Newton of F Street SE, the son of Verlean Newton and the late George Newton, will attend the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and plans a career in agriculture science. Randall Senior High School: Marlena Denice Foreman of Rhode Island Avenue NW, the daughter of Annie and Robert Foreman, will attend Howard University and plans to become a pharmacist. Roosevelt Senior High School: Tyra Inez Mallory of G Street SW, the daughter of Esther and Willie White, will attend Howard University and plans to become a pharmacist. School Without Walls: John L. Dargan of Bolling Air Force Base, the son of Ernestine and John H. Dargan, will attend Clemson University and plans to become an electrical engineer.

Sharpe Health School: Gregg J. Donaldson of Beech Street NW, the son of Ruth H. and John C. L. Donaldson, will attend Wright State University and plans to become a journalist.

Spingarn Senior High School: Ui Hyang Shields of Alabama Avenue SE, the daughter of Sun and Larry Shields, plans to join the Army and return to Korea. Spingarn STAY School: Alberta Price of Brandywine Street SE, the daughter of Florence Price, will attend The Washington School for Secretaries in preparation for a career as a secretary. Woodrow Wilson Senior High School: Joanna Groberg of Warren Street NW, the daughter of Deborah and Robert Groberg, will attend Smith College and plans to study economics and business management. Woodrow Wilson Senior High School: Elizabeth B. Teare of Oliver Street NW, the daughter of Jeanie and Dick Teare, will attend Yale University and plans to become a novelist. Woodson Senior High School: Valerie Adegbite of 44th Street NE, the daughter of Jeannette and Victor Adegbite, will attend Howard University and plans to become a gynecologist. Woodson Senior High School: Lisa Marie Thompson of Ames Street NE, the daughter of Portia and Jose Thompson, will study civil engineering at Syracuse University's L. C. Smith College of Engineering and hopes eventually to design a school.