Journalism Scholarship

Alyse M. Warren, of Gaithersburg, was awarded the Montgomery County Press Association's 1986 journalism scholarship at the 22nd annual awards banquet last week at the Brooke Manor Country Club.

Warren, a straight A student in journalism courses at the University of Maryland, carries an overall 3.78 grade point average and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary scholastic fraternity. She is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 1987. The scholarship will provide $500 each semester toward her education during her senior year.

Warren is the daughter of Sanford and Barbara Warren. Historical Society Service

Edward P. Offutt, operating vice president of the Montgomery County Historical Society, was recognized for 10 years of continuous and special service at a society's annual meeting. Offutt, one of the organizers, serves as treasurer of the society's Genealogical Club and was the first recipient of the special limited edition sketch of the Beall-Dawson complex, the historical society house, by Joan Zwack. He resides in Damascus with his wife Virginia. Newspaper Award

The Black & White, the newspaper of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, is the first-place winner in The Washington Post's excellence in journalism awards competition, the company announced. The Black & White's editor this year was Thomas J. Curley. Its adviser was Robert E. Atwood.

Second place went to Winston Churchill High School's Churchill Observer, edited by Laura Stasior. Linda Jensen acted as adviser. Third place went to the Rockville High School Rampage, edited by Noah Silverman, with Kevin N. Keegan as adviser. DAR Award Presented

Tara Soriano, of Germantown, recently was presented the Daughters of the American Revolution Reserve Officers Training Corps award by the Janet Montgomery Chapter at an annual awards ceremony and spring review held at Seneca Valley High School.

The ROTC medal is awarded to student cadets for academic excellence and for demonstrating qualities of dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.

Soriano set a precedent at Seneca Valley High School as the first female commanding officer in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit.

Soriano also received the bronze medal from the Sons of the American Revolution and the Overall Distinguished Cadet Award for Seneca Valley High School.

She will begin her studies in the fall at Loyola College in Baltimore, where she will enroll in the Army ROTC.

She is the daughter of Col. Phil and Tanya Soriano.

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