Gordon P. Bellamy, the son of Werten F.W. and Phyllis Bellamy of Reston, has been selected to attend the Virginia Governor's School for the Gifted at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton. Bellamy is a sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. Only one out of every 250 nominees from out-of-state schools is chosen to enter the pool of 700 nominees from Virginia schools, from which approximately 450 students are selected to attend the program. Bellamy will be studying optics at NASA. Advisory Arts Panelist
Jeanne F. Stanislawski of McLean has been appointed to the advisory panel of the Fairfax County Council of the Arts (FCCA). The art groups that will be supported with grants allocated each year by the FCCA are selected by this panel. Stanislawski is the executive director of the Atrium Dance Company of Reston. Science Fair Competitors
Adam Steen, a senior at Hayfield Secondary School, and Julie Books, a junior at Mount Vernon High, will compete in the 37th International Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Worth next month. They were selected senior division grand prize winners in the Areas I and IV regional science and engineering fair held at Robinson Secondary School recently. Steen's entry concerned epilepsy research, and Books' was "The Mass Extinction of the Paleozoic Era".
The alternate winner in the senior division was John Humphreys, a sophomore at Lake Braddock Secondary, whose entry was "Can We Talk to Computers in Plain English?"
Junior Division grand prize winners were Brian Rapids, an eighth grader at Robinson Secondary, whose entry concerned filters; Eric Quick, in the seventh grade at Hayfield Secondary, who studied seventh grade student performance and Rocky Run Intermediate eighth grader Jennifer Bouck, whose entry was was about wastewater treatment. Soprano Wins in Fairfax
Darlene Pruiksma of Falls Church, a soprano, was one of four winners of the first Fairfax Choral Society's Young Vocal Artists Competition. The Mobil Foundation and the Fairfax County Council of the Arts provided funding for the competition. Pruiksma received an award of $500 and will appear with the Choral Society in a concert May 31 at Fairfax High School Auditorium. Three Rescuers Honored
The Association for Retarded Citizens of Northern Virginia recently honored Roberto and Edilia da Rosa and Edward Henderson for rescuing 14 people from an automobile accident March 13 on Route 50 in Arlington.. Thirteen of the people rescued are mentally retarded. Jaya Pal was also involved in the rescue but was unable to attend the ceremony.