The Gaithersburg High School Parent Teacher Association recently honored Ann Meyer, principal of Gaithersburg High School, for dedication and leadership in helping parents find effective ways to guide their children. She received a plaque during the association's "Back to School Night" and was commended for her work in the Parent-Peer Contact Program.

Mickie Crimone of Potomac has been appointed by Gov. Harry Hughes to the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses. The board governs the practice of registered and practical nurses, and monitors schools of nursing in the state. Crimone, a registered nurse, is a certified specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing. She is the director of South County Mental Health Services in Suitland and has a private practice in Bethesda.

Luciano P. Montanaro of Bethesda, a specialist in systems evaluation and a former submariner, has been named to head the strategic systems department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory near Baltimore. The department evaluates the performance of submarine-launched and land-based ballistic missile systems of the U.S. Army.

Anneva Hackley, a supervisory program analyst at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been chosen Woman of the Year by the Mid-Montgomery Business and Professional Women's Club. She was honored at a recent dinner meeting at the Brooke Manor Country Club in Olney.

The Montgomery County Police Department received three awards at the Second Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Award Ceremony held recently at the Statehouse in Annapolis. Chief Bernard D. Crooke received an award commending the department for outstanding work in crime prevention, and police officers John Grover of Wheaton and Gerald Barron of Rockville received individual awards for conducting 250 residential and commercial security surveys.

The Seneca (Montgomery County) District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America recently elected Gilbert Gude and William Pennington as at-large members. Gude, a former congressman from the 8th District of Maryland who now directs the Congressional Research Services of the Library of Congress, has been active in a number of community activities. Pennington, a certified public accountant, has served in the highest leadership positions in the Kiwanis Clubs of Montgomery County.

The group also elected Henry V. Lione, a professional in the finance field, as vice-chairman for finance. Lione has served in similar capacities with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in New Jersey and has been a national director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Paul Barth of Silver Spring has been appointed legislative coordinator for the National Small Business Administration, a 43-year-old organization that represents more than 50,000 small-business owners in matters of federal policy. Barth is a business counselor for General Business Services Inc., a business consulting firm specializing in providing assistance to small firms.

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