8th Grader Wins Scholarship

Janie O'Leary, 14, an eighth grade student at St. Louis School in Clarksville, has won a scholarship to Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson. The award was based on an examination given by the school. O'Leary is active in the Girl Scouts, has participated in the Johns Hopkins Young Talent Search and is a school correspondent for her parish newspaper, "The Spirit of St. Louis." She is the daughter of William and Sarah O'Leary of Highland. AARP Cites Edmonston

Helen M. Edmonston, of Kensington, was awarded a special citation of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for her community service. As a member of the Chevy Chase-Bethesda Chapter 460, Edmonston has contributed handcrafts for the sick and needy in hospitals and nursing homes and worked in the chapter's volunteer service programs. AARP, a national, nonprofit group with 21 million members over age 50, recognizes a representative volunteer in each of its 3,500 chapters. There He Is, Mr. Gaithersburg

Steve Wilson, 18, a senior at Gaithersburg High School, won the "Mr. Gaithersburg" contest sponsored by Students Against Drunk Drivers (SADD). The contest was judged on etiquette, charm, humor, congeniality, smile, skit, appropriateness of answers to questions and charisma. Three members of the Washington Redskins Redskinettes were the judges.

Wilson won a prom package, including two tickets to the prom, a limousine for the evening, flowers, dinner for two and a tuxedo rental. He is on the high schoool football and indoor and outdoor track teams. Wilson is the son of Robert and Elizabeth Wilson of Gaithersburg. Sales Manager Wins Award

Brett N. Topham, sales manager of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Bethesda, was nominated "Convention Service Manager of the Year" by Successful Meetings Magazine. One of 100 international nominees, Topham was recognized by meeting planners for achievements in servicing and coordinating corporate conventions. Topham and his wife, Susan, reside in Rockville. U-Md.'s Top 10

David B. Horwitz, 18, of Brookeville, has been selected as one of the top 10 freshmen at the University of Maryland. Elected to the campus Senate, he was also honored by Omicron Delta Kappa, a national honorary fraternity for outstanding student leaders. He is the son of Charles and Judith Horwitz.

The other nine freshmen include Mick Collins of Derby, England; Michelle Kaplan of Coral Springs, Fla.; Mark Haney of Glenwoood, Jennifer Hussey of Havertown, Nanci Opel of Beltsville, Bryan Rinehart of Salisbury, Kate Rutherford of College Park and Eric Young of Potomac.