Computer Honors Program
Steve Eisner of McLean has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy's High School Student Supercomputer Honors Program. The program, created in 1985, is one of the President's National Partnership in Education initiatives.
Eisner, who attends Thomas Jefferson High School, will be among 52 outstanding high school mathematics and science students to work with some of the world's most powerful supercomputers at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
The honor students were selected by their respective governors on the basis of scholastic aptitude and math and science skills.
Speech Competition Winner
Maurice Sholas of Springfield received the first-place award in oral interpretation at the National Catholic Forensic League's national competition last month in Buffalo.
The Lee High School junior won for his interpretation of a prose piece from "Black Boy" by Richard Wright and a poem titled "Darius Green and His Flying Machine." Sholas defeated 150 competitors in the individual speech category.
Student to Attend Israel Seminar
Megan Troxell of Herndon has been invited to participate in the Bessie F. Lawrence Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
She will be among 80 top high school science achievers from 18 countries, including 20 students from the United States, to participate in the 4 1/2-week program of lectures and laboratory work with Weizmann faculty members.
Troxell, who recently graduated from Herndon High School, was a National Merit finalist and winner of the George Washington University Engineering and Applied Science Medal. She plans to study biology at the University of Virginia.
Journalism Scholarship Awarded
Joshua Salkind of Yorktown High School in Arlington has been selected to receive one of five scholarships sponsored by The Washington Post to attend the Blair Summer School for Journalism at the Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. The summer school provides an intensive program in journalism. The competition is open to area high school juniors. Salkind was chosen from 18 applicants.