Fourteen Northern Virginia high school graduates have been nominated by 10th District Republican Rep. Frank R. Wolf and have been accepted to the U.S. service academies. Wolf's appointments, by academies, are: Naval Academy
James Anthony Henderson, 17, son of Donald and Billee Henderson of Fairfax. Henderson graduated from W.T. Woodson, where he was president of the German Club and the "It's Academic" and debate teams. He also was a member of the National Honor Society. He was selected to attend the Virginia Boy's State Program and is listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students."
John Wesley Lambeth, 18, son of Jack W. and Donna S. Lambeth of Arlington. Lambeth graduated from Washington-Lee High School, where he was a member of the National, Science, Math and Spanish Honor societies, as well as the marching band and orchestra. In addition, he lettered in gymnastics and was business manager for the Washington-Lee literary magazine, the Penman. He also participated in the Virginia Governor's School for the Gifted and has been included in "Who's Who Among American High School Students."
Frederick Latrash, 17, son of Frederick W. and Teresa P. Latrash of Vienna. Latrash graduated from James Madison High School, where he was active in the National Honor Society and symphonic band. In his freshman and sophomore years at the American School in Brasilia, he lettered in varsity tennis, track and softball and won several awards for outstanding achievement in Portugese.
Patrick Joseph Quinn, 18, son of retired Marine major general Francis X. and Frances M. Quinn of Vienna. Quinn graduated from Langley High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club and president of his sophomore class. Quinn was cocaptain of the varsity football team and selected to the second All-District football team.
John Clark Weaver II, 19, son of Commodore John C. and Joan G. Weaver of McLean. A graduate of Langley High School, Weaver was active in his school's National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and Ski Club. He was captain of the Langley varsity football team and made the All-District football team.
Carol Lee Berry, 19, daughter of retired Navy captain Fred T. and Zelda L. Berry of McLean. A graduate of Langley High School, Berry was active in her school's National Honor and Debating societies and Drama and French clubs. She spent the past year as a postgraduate student at the Perkioman School, where she earned varsity letters in swimming, lacrosse and cheerleading. Berry also has participated in equestrian activities, including the Fairfax Hunt and local shows. Military Academy
William Lowell Grove, 17, son of Lawrence E. and Elizabeth J. Grove of Arlington. Grove, a National Merit finalist, graduated from Yorktown High School, where he was president of the National Honor Society. He was cocaptain of the wrestling team for two years and, in 1982, won first place in his weight class in the Great Falls District. He represented Yorktown in the Virginia Governor's School for the Gifted.
Axa Stella Perwich, 18, daughter of retired Army lieutenant colonel Alexander D. and Hadid Priscilla Perwich of McLean. Perwich graduated from O'Connell High School in Arlington, where she ranked first in her class of 412. She was a member of the National and Spanish Honor societies, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Student Council Association, as well as vice president of the Keyette Service Club. She also lettered in cross country, basketball and spring and winter track.
Jeffrey Michael Vezeau, 18, son of Michael F. and Barbara A. Vezeau of Vienna. Vezeau, a graduate of James Madison High School, was a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Club and lettered in tennis for three years. In addition, he was a feature and sports writer for the James Madison newspaper, the Hawk Talk. He won the magna cum laude award for the 1980 National Latin Exam.
Christian Edward Rush, 18, son of Edward and Barbara Rush of Herndon. Rush graduated from Herndon High School, where he was a senior class officer, treasurer of the Junior Honor Society, a member of the varsity football team and three times selected as Herndon's most valuable football player.
David Frederick Ray II, 18, son of David Ray and Nancy Haskin of Herndon. A graduate of Herndon High School, Ray was president of the Key Club and a member of the National Honor Society and the Varsity Team Council. He also earned varsity letters in football and track and won second and third places in Great Falls District junior varsity wrestling competition. He also has volunteered for the Special Olympics.
Tanja Karin Shipman, 17, daughter of Karin M. and Army Lt. Col. Ted L. Shipman of Herndon. Shipman is a graduate of Herndon High School, where she was a member of the National and French Honor societies, Keyettes and an officer for Junior Achievement and the Junior Class Council. She also was a member of the indoor and spring track teams and played on the varsity tennis team for her junior and senior years. Tanja also is a certified instructor in tennis. Merchant Marine Academy
Robert Charles Beaubien, 19, son of Laurent and Nancy Beaubien of Arlington. Beaubien was a member of Yorktown's Math Honor Society and active in the Boy Scouts, earning the Eagle Scout Award.
Herbert Monk Payan, 18, son of Joseph K. Payan of Fairfax. A graduate of Fairfax High School, Payan was active in the Rotary Interact Club and on the Math Team. In 1982, he was selected to participate in the Virginia Boy's State Program. He held several offices in his Boy Scout troop and was awarded the Eagle Scout Award, as well as the Altari Dei medal.
In addition to these appointments, Brian Donald Decoster, a Chantilly High School graduate, was nominated by Rep. Olympia Snowe, (R-Maine) to the Military Academy. Decoster, 18, son of Lester and Barbara DeCoster, was selected the most valuable player on the Chantilly cross-country track team and made honorable mention on the Potomac District track team.