Women's Rights Worker Honored

Adair Mitchell of King Street recently received the Marguerite Rawalt Sustained Achievement Award from the D.C. State Federation of Business and Professional Women for outstanding achievements on behalf of women's rights. Mitchell, a senior forest products specialist in the Department of Commerce, has been the department's representative to the Equal Employmrent Commission. Ron Holzman of Alexandria, a volunteer with the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross, will be traveling to West Africa to help for several months with International Red Cross famine relief efforts. He will serve as a volunteer with the International League of the Red Cross in Niamey, the capital of Niger. Holzman's duties will include scheduling and tracking food trucks in an effort to ensure that food is delivered to appropriate locations in a timely manner. Holzman, who has visited Africa often, said, "I feel a responsibility to my fellow man -- a need to do it." Wellington Officers Picked

The Wellington Civic Association recently elected John T. Peak as president, Elizabeth Woodruff Dean as vice president and Claude Dean as secretary. John E. Berterman was re-elected treasurer. Science Students Honored

Virginia Felton and John Pierre of T.C. Williams High School are among 40 national finalists in a science talent search sponsored by the Westinghouse Electric Corp. Selected from 1,219 high school students from around the nation who entered the competition, they will compete for $140,000 in science scholarships and awards at a Science Talent Institute Feb. 27-March 3 in the District.

T.C. Williams students Jared Brennan and Robert Calhoun were among 300 semifinalists in the competition. All four T.C. Williams students have been named to the Honors Group of the 45th annual search. In 48 out of 50 states, no other high school had four semifinalists in the competition. Student Poet to Read

Audrey Billingsley of Alexandria was selected as Francis C. Hammond Junior High School's representative to the Washington Festival for Young Poets, sponsored by Mount Vernon College. More than 100 local schools were invited to nominate their finest poets to read their work before a panel of visiting and local poets. In March, 10 finalists and a $100 award winner will be announced. ICC Judge Retires

William A. Shue of Alexandria recently retired from the Interstate Commerce Commission, where he had worked for the past 11 years as an administrative law judge. Shue, a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School, served as a special assistant attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before joining the ICC. Housing Group Elects Officers

The Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization dealing with condominiums and cooperative housing, recently elected C. William Tayler as president. Elected to the board of directors of the Alexandria organization were Linda A. Chones, Gloria Hawkes, Mark Looney, R. Leon McFillen, S. Hayden Miller and Thomas F. Filbert.