Young Artist Awarded

A snowman sketched by 12-year-old John Watts received a reaction that was anything but frosty. It was chosen from among 450 entries by the D.C. Department of Recreation as its 1985 Christmas card design.

This is the 16th year that the department has held a contest to find original art for its cards, according to spokeswoman Carolyn Mills.

Watt, a sixth-grader at Mary Church Terrell School in Southeast, won $50 in the contest, and used it to buy a new winter coat.

The second-place winner was 6-year-old Robert Campbell of Southeast, a first grader at Washington Highland School. Robert also drew a snowman. The third prize went to a drawing of a panda by Michelle Bishop, who is in the sixth grade at Blessed Sacrament School in Northwest. Civic Group Officers Named

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association has elected its officers for 1986. They are Lawrence Y. Locke, chairman; Chi-Sun Tang, vice chairman; Yen-Den Chung, Chinese language secretary; Barnabas Cheung, assistant Chinese language secretary; Harry S. Young, English language secretary; William Chin-Lee, assistant English language secretary; Poy-Goon Lim, treasurer; Shao-Liang Chao, assistant treasurer; James S. Pao, auditor; and Kuen Mark, assistant auditor.

The association, founded in 1951, serves as an umbrella for Chinese civic organizations in the Washington area. Geological Survey Ceremony

Four District residents were among the U.S. Geological Survey employes honored at a ceremony in at USGS headquarters in Reston and hosted by Director Dallas L. Peck.

Francis J. Flanagan, a chemist, and Anne C. Sangree, a geologist, received meritorious service awards. Flanagan was given a citation for advancing the science of geochemical analysis, and for establishing international geochemical rock standards. Sangree was honored for her editing of scientific and technical reports for publication by the Geological Survey.

Thomas W. Stern and Margaret Cooper, both geologists, were honored for 40 years of service to the Geological Survey.