Top Yound Scientist in Md.

The Maryland Academy of Sciences recently selected Andrew F. Cheng of Ellicott City as its outstanding young scientist for 1985. He was honored at a dinner reception at the academy for contributions to the field of astrophysics and space physics. Cheng, 34, is supervisor of the Theoretical Physics section at the Applied Physics Lab of the Johns Hopkins University. Md. Student Quizzes Burger

Brian A. Smith, a junior at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, was selected in a competition sponsored by Scholastic Magazine as one of 10 high school students from across the nation to interview Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. Smith interviewed Burger at the Supreme Court on issues relating to the importance of the Constitution and events leading up to the nation's bicentennial celebration. The interview was preceeded by a briefing at the White House. State Department Says 'Thanks'

Six members of the Maryland Fire Equipment Corp., headquartered in Rockville, were honored recently by the U.S. State Department in a Rockville ceremony for installing fire protection systems under difficult conditions at the American embassy in San Salvador. Plaques were presented to James Butler, Andrew Hernandez, Lawrence Morris, David Morrison, John Mosley, Edward Thompson and William Wingo. Girls Club Scholarship Winner

Melita Beth Morgan of Temple Hills has been awarded a $500 college scholarship by the Girls Club of Clinton. Morgan, a 1986 graduate of Potomac High School Oxon Hill, will enter St. Edwards University in Texas in August. She plans to study communication and theatre arts. The award is presented annually on the basis of academic achievement.

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