Olympic skating stars held a skating clinic for athletes from the Special Olympics program last week.

The program was a salute to the mentally retarded figure and speed skaters from the Washington metropolitan area who will compete in the Third International Winter Special Olympics Games in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. The competition will be held from March 25 to 29.

The Special Olympians will compete with more than 800 athletes from the United States and 12 other nations in the International Games.

The events will feature competition in Alpine and Nordic skiing, speed skating and figure skating.

Speed skater Gary Godbold, 18, of District Heights, was among the Special Olympians who attended the clinic.

Among the hosts at the event were former Olympians Scott Hamilton, Elaine Zayak and Peter and Kitty Carruthers, who are touring with the Ice Capades.

Dr. Donald Ainslie Henderson of Baltimore, who led a successful global smallpox eradication campaign for a decade before coming to Johns Hopkins University in 1977, has been selected to receive the 1985 Albert Schweitzer International Prize for Medicine.

Henderson is dean of the Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and former director of the World Health Organization.

He will receive the award in ceremonies at the University of North Carolina on March 21.

The Albert Schweitzer International Prizes, which carry a $5,000 cash award, are presented every four years by the North Carolina Educational, Historical and Scientific Foundation.

In addition to medicine, the prizes recognize achievement in music and the humanities.

Brent Sherwood of College Park, a first-year graduate student in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland, is one of 10 national winners in the Honeywell Inc. Futurist Awards competition open to college and university students across the country.

The winners, who each received $2,000 and a summer internship with Honeywell, were selected from 600 entrants representing 255 educational institutions.

Contestants each wrote three essays: two on the topic of advancements in specific technologies by 2009 and a third on the social impact of those advancements in aerospace, marine biology, biomedicine, computers, communications or energy.

Sherwood, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Yale University, is interested in building structures in space.

Carolyn Proctor of Brandywine recently received the Distinguished Honor Award from the Agency for International Development.

Secretary to the director of AID's Office of Legislative Affairs, Proctor was commended for "sustained outstanding performance and unwavering commitment to professional excellence."

The award is AID's highest form of recognition given by the U.S. agency, which provides economic and technical assistance to about 70 developing countries.

New officers of the National Association of Retired Federal Employes, Bowie/Crofton Chapter 1747, are Harold Gross, president; Al Golato, first vice president; Vivian Keado, second vice president; Alvin Lucchi, secretary; Mary Iacangelo, executive officer; Gerald Kahn, financial secretary; Jerry Gross, assistant financial secretary; Mayer Weinblatt, treasurer; Alex Kopstein and Martin Milrod, federation delegates, and Don Swan, legislative liaison officer.

John K. Cochran of Fort Washington, a senior at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va., has been elected to the school's student government association. A 1981 graduate of Friendly Senior High, Cochran is a business administration major. He is the son of Alice A. and George W. Cochran.

The Brandywine Democratic Club recently installed the following officers for 1985: Tommy Smoot, president; Lee Roy Lee, vice president; Millie Snead, recording secretary; Noreen Briley, corresponding secretary; Paul Antonioli, treasurer, and James Proctor, sergeant-at-arms.

-- Frances Sauve

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