The District of Columbia Council of Teachers of English has cited 12 city students for outstanding contributions to their school newspapers.

The winners in the journalism award program will receive cash prizes and certificates. They are Cleo Blaine and Angela Fox of Sousa Junior High, Angela Crump of Banneker High, Monica Davis of Hart Junior High, Sarah Barske of School Without Walls, Thomas Holmes of Johnson Junior High, Michelle Jones of McKinley High, John Leslie III of Coolidge High, T'rina Mitchell of Ballou High, Tanya Pitts of Francis Junior High, Jerome Woods Jr. of Rabaut Junior High and Fern Zamoff of Alice Deal Junior High.3 to Study at Nuclear Test Site

Three Washingtonians are participating in the second annual Howard University summer field geology course held at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the Nevada test site.

Frederick Wilson, a Howard professor of geology, will teach advanced geological research and operations. One of the students is Marcus Jetter, a geology student at Howard. Kevin Bacon, a student at the University of the District of Columbia who took the course last year, will return as Wilson's teaching assistant.

The six-credit program is sponsored by Howard, the University of California and the Livermore laboratory. With mountains higher than 7,000 feet and dry lake beds as high as 4,000 feet, the site offers a wide variety of rocks and structural environments.

The five-week program includes training in trench mapping, drilling and mining, seismic reflection and boring. Women Honored by Magazine

Eight Washington women will be featured among the "28 Young Women of Promise" in the July issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine. They were chosen from nominations made by women's organizations across the country.

They are Dale Hanson Burke, president of Publishing Directions Inc.; Carol Cummings, an aide to Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.); Jo Ellen Deutsch, a former congressional fellow; Virginia Lamp, an attorney for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Lynette Spano Vives, owner of Software Control International.

Also named were Beatrice von Schulthess, Vicki Wilde and Patricia Butch, all congressional fellows. -- Anne Simpson

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