College Honors Eimer
Sharon K. Eimer, senior class president at Western Maryland College, received the Mary Ward Lewis Award as the outstanding woman of the college at the 1986 Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation held last month. Eimer will enter law school in the fall. She is the daughter of Don and Marguerite Eimer of Rockville and is a graduate of Peary High School. Award Given to Hutmire
Richard Hutmire of Rockville was presented the second annual Honorable Douglas H. Moore award for volunteer service from the Montgomery County Juvenile Court Committee. Hutmire was honored for serving six years as a "big brother" in the Rockville Youth Services, providing companionship and counseling to young people. For five of those years, Hutmire worked with a youth who became an honor student and successfully employed.
10 Winning Violinists
Ten metropolitan area high school violinists each received a $1,500 scholarship as winners of the WGMS/Chevrolet Young Artists Scholarship awards program.
The winners from Maryland were Jerry Hsu of Rockville; Lynne Haggard of Silver Spring; Eun Ju Lee and Yuki MacQueen of Bethesda, and Sandra Park of Potomac.
3 Volunteers Cited
Harold Ludwig, John V. Wilson and Jill Katz were recently named as Montgomery County winners of the 1986 Metropolitan Volunteer Activist Award, sponsored by the Volunteer Clearinghouses of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over 400 nominations were considered with 20 individuals and groups chosen as winners. Ludwig, who is 85, tutored 68 adults in the English for Speakers of Other Languages program of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County Inc. Wilson, a retired scientist, volunteered his technical skills to Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection. Katz, 16, was cited for her work at the Rockville Friendship Club for mentally retarded adults. Double the Honor Barbara Lefcowitz of Bethesda, an English professor at Anne Arundel Community College, was awarded the Artist Fellowship in Poetry by the Maryland State Arts Council. Lefcowitz has previously won writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rockefeller Foundation. She was also selected by the Citizens Exchange Council of New York as one of 20 American writers who will visit the Soviet Union in July to meet Soviet writers, editors and students of literature.
A graduate of Smith College, Lefcowitz earned an MA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a PhD from the University of Maryland. She has been a college faculty member since 1971.
Selections are made anonymously. The mail carrier brought a double surprise with the news that her husband, Allan Lefcowitz, who teaches English at the U.S. Naval Academy, had also won the 1986 Artist Fellowship in Drama. Each award is worth $5,000. It was the first time two such awards have gone to members of the same family in the same year.