Bevis Awarded Higginson Scholarship
Nancy Bevis of Alexandria has been awarded a $1,550 Corina Higginson Trust scholarship by Trinity College Weekend College. The Weekend College offers women a chance to earn a degree by attending college on the weekends without disrupting their personal and professional responsibilities during the week. Bevis was awarded the scholarship as partial tuition payment for one year. Uhlir Wins Music Competition
Peter Vladislav Uhlir, son of Vladislav and Dorothy Uhlir of Alexandria, recently won the Music Teachers National Association Junior Baldwin Competition for the state of Virginia. Uhlir, a 13-year-old pianist, performed works by Scarlatti, Alberto Ginasters and Chopin. He will represent Virginia at the Music Teachers Southern Division competition in North Carolina in January. Ring Wins Duke's Murphy Prize
Alexandria City Council member Carlyle C. Ring Jr.has been awarded the Duke University Law School Alumni Council's Charles S. Murphy Prize. The award, named in honor of a 1934 graduate of the law school, was given in to Ring in recognition of his contributions to the community in law, education and government. Ring is a 1956 graduate of the law school. Pelton Given Award for Service
Helen Pelton recently received the Virginia Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Employe of the Year Award. A brass-and-wood plaque was presented to Pelton at a luncheon in Williamsburg by Department Commissioner Joseph Bevilacqua, who commended her for dedication to the Alexandria Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board. Pelton, who has retired from a 36-year military career, works both as a volunteer and a paid employe at the services board.