Fay Butcher, Gregory Collins, Pamela Lynch, Jennifer Parker and Alan Wong of Alexandria have been awarded scholarships for art classes at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The scholarships were established and are funded by the Alexandria campus art faculty. About 100 art students applied for the grants, which were awarded on the basis of merit, need and scholarship. Local Songwriters Win Contest
Eric Geer of Alexandria, Deborah Brown of Falls Church and Jim Karukas, a former Maryland resident now living in California, recently won the grand prize in the fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest sponsored by the Songwriter's Association of Washington. Their song, "How Can You Hide Your Heart," was the first-place winner in the pop/top-40 category. The competition drew 1,103 entries from across the United States, Vancouver and Naples.
Geer and Brown also won first place for "Blinded by the Moonlight," a Caribbean-style tune in the adult contemporary category, and fourth and fifth places for two additional compositions in the rock and pop/top-40 categories, and they won four honorable mentions.
Geer and Brown were awarded free recording studio time, publicity photos and airfare and accommodations for a three-day trip to New York to meet with music professionals. Awards for Alexandria Volunteers
The Alexandria Volunteer Bureau recently presented awards for outstanding volunteer service. Honored were Alexandrians Aletha Collinson, who contributed more than 500 hours to the Alexandria Women's Shelter; Hanford Edsall, a volunteer tutor, placement officer and board member with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia; Marilyn Fox, who works with the Northern Virginia Hotline; Seymour Waxman, who tutors inmates at the Alexandria jail, and Wharey Freeze, who provides service to mentally retarded and mentally impaired people.
Also honored were members of the Navy Enlisted Action Team, a group of Navy enlisted personnel from Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland who worked on painting the offices of the Residential Youth Services in Alexandria, on the 1986 Run For Children, and on the George Washington Parkway Classic 15K race. They are Julie Chester, Brent Davis, Ron Dow, James Hunt, Andy Mahon, Karen Mahon, Sharon McEvoy, Linda McFadden, Brian Piedfort, Lynne Pine, Jim Sprouse, Nancy Stolle and Patricia Wunsch. Alexandria Board Officers Elected
Newly elected officers of the Alexandria Hospital Board of Directors are William C. Bryant, chairman; J. Edward Sweet Jr., president; Charles Henry Smith, vice chairman; David G. Speck, secretary, and Hubert D. Hoke, treasurer. Appointed to the Board of Directors were Rose Berler, Frank A. Luckett and A. David Bernanke.
The Alexandria Hospital Foundation, a fund-raising organization for the hospital, appointed six trustees to its board. They are T.J. Fannon, A. Melvin Miller, Haskins Ferrell Jr., Josephine Boespflug, Joseph Viar and Charles E. Gee.
Mary Jane Johnson
Send items of interest about people who live or work in Alexandria to The Washington Post, 510 King St., Suite 310, Alexandria, Va. 22314. Please include day and evening telephone numbers. Black and white photos, which cannot be returned, may be included.