Hill Montessori Students Win Young Astronaut Contest

Students at the Capitol Hill Montessori School were winners in two categories of the national Young Astronaut Program's "Design a Space Learning Center" Contest.

The 6-, 7- and 8-year-old students, whose Young Astronaut chapter leader is their teacher, Era Gilbert, placed first for Best Technical Design and third for Trainee Level.

The winning learning station built by the students is on display at the Dale Denton real estate office, Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. 4 Local Students Awarded Scholarships

Four local students are among 550 winners nationwide in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students, the program, based in Evanston, Ill., announced. The awards, financed by about 130 corporations, foundations and business and professional associations, total more than $2 million.

The winners are: Catherine Brokenborough, Washington International School; Taunya N. Ferguson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School; Jennifer A. Johnson, Sidwell Friends School, and Samantha E. Kaplan, Georgetown Day High School. D.C. Man Is 6th in Family to Graduate From Hampton

Gerald Alan Jones, a District resident, recently became the sixth member of his immediate family to graduate from Hampton Institute in Virginia.

Jones' parents, William I. Jones Sr. and Geraldine Hooper Jones, are members of the classes of 1951 and 1952, respectively. Two sisters, Valerie Jones Thomas and Melba Jones Stafford, graduated in 1975 and 1983, respectively. A brother, William I. Jones Jr., graduated from Hampton last year.

Convention Association Gives Hospitality Awards

The Washington, D.C., Convention and Visitors Association recently held its seventh annual Hospitality Awards Luncheon and presented certificates and prizes. The winners were: Earl McBride, Gold Award; Ricky Davis and William Moore,

ilver Awards, and Delma Crockett, Outstanding Volunteer. 2 Named Merit Scholars in Final Round

Two students from Washington, Mark W. Bennett, a senior at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, and Daniel H. Foster, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, were among the winners in the final round of Merit Scholarship awards, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced.

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