Honored for Shuttle Role
Thomas J. Jaenicke Jr., a 1973 graduate of Fort Hunt High School in Alexandria, has been honored for contributions to the 22nd space shuttle flight in October. Jaenicke, who now lives in Rockledge, Fla., and is an employe of USBI Booster Production Co., is a quality inspector for solid rocket booster assembly operations. He was honored at a reception hosted by several astronauts and NASA officials, and on launch day he was bused to a special viewing area to watch the shuttle Challenger's liftoff. Student to Serve as Ombudsman
Michael Fitzgerald, son of Curtis A. Fitzgerald of Alexandria, has been named a president's aide for the 1985-86 academic year at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va. Fitzgerald, a freshman, will act as an ombudsman, advising the college president on student concerns, and he will join the presidential party at special college functions. He was nominated for the honor on the basis of his academic record and his participation in school activities and organizations. $ Youths Selected by Orchestra
Several seventh, eighth, and ninth grade Alexandria students were among the young musicians selected from 26 Northern Virginia schools to perform recently with the Northern Virginia Regional Orchestra. They are George Washington Junior High School violinists Clay Berry, Peter Burke, Benjamin Morse, Christine Nelson, Linda Pracht and Tanja Yoder; violists Theresa Haggerty and Debbie Stalford; cellists Pam Gordon and Elizabeth Speck and bassist Edward Digilio, and Francis C. Hammond Junior High School violinist Adin Alai. Commended for Service to Library Robert G. Whitton was recently commended for longtime service to the Alexandria Library Board by the Alexandria City Council, which passed a resolution expressing its appreciation to Whitton, who is one of 40 life members of the Alexandria Library Co., a library support group. Whitton also helped reestablish the Alexandria Public Library's lecture series in 1957. The series, established in 1794 by John Adams, features historical lectures.