Boys' and Girls' Club Members Honored
Eighteen Washingtonians were honored last week as outstanding members of the Metropolitan Police Boys' and Girls' Club. They are Trina Barnes, Joseph Coates, Robin Walters, Jonathan Mitchell, Sancha Le-Stelle Lee, Kevin Dial, James Morrall, Dawn Patrice Rowel, Joseph Allen, Lasonya Olden, Anwar McQueen, Tracy Williams, DeWayne Woodward, Rhonda McNeil, Edward Rice, Crystal Stewart, Malaika Sims and Gilbert Bussey Jr. They were honored for athletic and academic achievements.
The Boys' and Girls' Club also announced a $20,000 grant from the Hechinger Foundation for the construction of a new club at 42nd Street and Benning Road NE. Dorothy Williams Praised For Service
Dorothy Williams, who served for four years as the president of the Washington chapter of the National Chapter of Negro Women (NCNW), was recently honored with a luncheon at her retirement. Williams has been a NCNW member for 20 years. Rebecca Woodson, current NCNW president, presented Williams with a diamond pendant and earrings. City councilwoman Charlene Drew Jarvis and Ethel James Williams from the mayor's office thanked the native Washingtonian for her service with groups such as Africare, Meals on Wheels, the American Legion and Howard University's Center for Handicapped Children.
Woodson pointed out that under Williams, the chapter established the Anne L. Kinard Scholarship Fund at the University of the District of Columbia and increased volunteer efforts. Williams "accepted a volunteer job, and acted like it was a full-time position," said Woodson. D.C. Students March In Macy's Parade
Some of Washington's top brass floated notes through the rain at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Alto sax players Gregory Chandler of H.D. Woodson High School, and Herbert Harris III of Eastern High were among the 104 musicians selected from more than 5,000 nominees in the United States, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to march in McDonald's All-American High School Band.
The trip marked Chandler's first visit to New York and his first airplane flight. He plans to study music at Florida A&M University next year.
Performing in the famous parade was "really fun, but incredibly hard," Harris said. He expects to receive a music scholarship to Florida A&M, and hopes to study journalism there.
The musicians were nominated by their school band directors, Robert Sands of Eastern and Charles Hankerson of Woodson. They will perform with the McDonald's band at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 31, and the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1.
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