Fairfax County Public Schools deputy superintendent Herman A. Howard of Fairfax City was honored by the Fairfax Coalition of Black Organizations at its black history celebration. Howard received tributes from the governor of Virginia and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Howard, a native of Pittsburgh, was a teacher in Arlington County and a guidance counselor and a high school assistant principal in Alexandria before being appointed coordinator of field services and associate professor at Federal City College. Howard was the acting dean of the School of Education at the Federal City College prior to joining Fairfax County Public Schools, where he has served as Areas I and III superintendent and deputy superintendent for curriculum and staff development.
The coalition honored Howard for his contributions to the development of the school system and his role in finding opportunities for minority students. Solo Winners Announced
Winners of the 1986 Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Association Solo Competition are:
Youth Symphony String Division -- first, Rebecca Patterson of Springfield; second, Tom Ries of Alexandria; third, Rachael Robinson of Vienna; honorable mention, Katherine Perry of Alexandria and Zuill Bailey of Woodbridge.
Youth Symphony Wind Division -- first, Young Kim of Herndon; second, Cameron Dahl of Falls Church; third, Patrick Roulet of Springfield; honorable mention, Jay Reid of Vienna and Julie De Mott of Woodbridge.
Junior Youth Symphony String Division -- first, Bori Choi of Fairfax; second, Juliette Wells of Springfield; third, Jennifer Ives of Springfield; honorable mention, Joon Nam of Annandale and Haru Okuda of Alexandria.
Junior Youth Symphony Winds Division -- second (no first-place winner named in this category), Charles Burke of Fairfax Station; third, Barry McCommon of Alexandria.
String Ensemble -- first, David Wu of Springfield; second, Marlisa del Cid of Fairfax; third, Kathy Oh of Fairfax; honorable mention, Hillaire Decker of Springfield.
The Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Association is composed of 300 young people from the northern Virginia area. The first-place winners will appear as soloists with their respective orchestras in future concerts. Teen Completes Page Duty
Kristi Riggs, a freshman at Robert E. Lee High School and the daughter of Earl and Telesta Riggs of Springfield, has just completed an eight-week term as senatorial page for the Virginia General Assembly. She was appointed by Sen. Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax). Artist Goes to School
Terry Sherwood, a professional artist from Alexandria, will set up a studio for two weeks at Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Fairfax County to participate in the school's artist-in-residence program. During her stay, Sherwood will help each student independently do a painting.