Retired Conductor Honored

Richard H.H. Bales has been honored as the 1986 Distinguished Old Boy at Episcopal High School, located on North Quaker Lane in Alexandria. This award is given to an alumnus of the school who has distinguised himself in his career and community.

Bales graduated from Episcopal in 1932 and retired last August as director of music at the National Gallery of Art. Among the awards Bales has received have been an award of merit from the National Association of American Composers and Conductors, and the Cosmos Club Award, which is presented to persons of national or international standing in the fields of science, literature, or the fine arts. He was honored at a dinner at the high school and his name will be inscribed on a plaque which will hang in Episcopal's Bryan Library. Alexandrian Joins Education Council

James Harvey Harrison Jr. of Alexandria was recently sworn in as a member of the National Council on Educational Research. He was appointed to the council by President Reagan and confirmed by the Senate. The council advises the secretary of education and the president on successful educational programs and methods of disseminating information on successful programs to schools around the nation. Harrison is to serve on the council for a term that will expire in 1988. Students Honored at Science Fair

The following students from Cora Kelly Magnet School in Alexandria won first place awards in the school's recent science fair, in which 125 exhibits from students in kindergarten through sixth grade were displayed. They are Bernadette Anderson, Anika Buster, Bryant Clayton, Maxx Henry-Frazier, Z Henry-Frazier, Geoffrey King, Mark Longus, Ali Matlock, Virginia Rastegari, Ladonna Sanders, Tony Tiengtum and Vera Zlatarska. Youth Is Scholarship Semifinalist

Ronald Eric Hohauser, son of Herman and Pauline Hohauser of Alexandria, has been named a semifinalist in the 17th annual Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship competition. The competition, sponsored by the Washington Crossing Foundation of Pennsylvania, provides scholarships to students planning careers in government service. Hohauser was one of 45 semifinalists selected from approximately 600 high school seniors from across the U.S. who vied for scholarships in the competition, in which students were invited to submit essays on why they plan careers in government service.