Library Board Appointment

Patricia W. Berger of Alexandria, who had been appointed by Gov. Gerald L. Baliles to the Virginia State Library Board, has been named one of 10 Fellows of the Special Libraries Association, an international organization of about 16,000 librarians who work in special areas.

Berger will examine the future of the special library. She is chief of the Information Resources and Services Division at the National Bureau of Standards, where she heads the publications programs and the bureau's scientific library.

Polk Principal Accepts Award

Wendell Swain, principal of James K. Polk Elementary School in Alexandria, recently received a banner and plaque from the Virginia superintendent for health and physical education on behalf of the school.

Polk Elementary School was recognized as an exemplary demonstration center for health and physical education programs. The state selected 16 demonstration centers around the state to be recognized because they have what state officials consider well-rounded health and physical education programs that emphasize fitness.

The demonstration centers are open to the public and placed on a list published by the state. The program is led by teachers Nancy Joyner and Sharen Balthaser.

Alexandria's Golden Athletes

Alexandria's senior athletes are among those bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals from the 1987 Virginia Golden Olympics, held this year at Lynchburg College. The winners are Fernand M. and Christina Achee, Jean S. Campbell, Carla C. Convery, Harold R. Cumbee, Beatrice Keen, Mary Lathram, Marie Martic and Laura L. Wilson.

More than 600 sports enthusiasts ages 55 and older participated in the annual events in 25 categories that included swimming, softball, tennis and track and field. The Alexandrians who participated were in the 60 to 74 age categories.

The ninth annual Virginia Recreation and Parks Department's Golden Olympics is sponsored by Signet Bank and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia.

Chamber Official Named

Shawn McLaughlin has been appointed chairman of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's Professional Services Committee. McLaughlin hopes to increase member's participation in chamber programs and make the members aware of the benefits, services and resources the chamber offers to its members. He has served as a member of the Professional Services Committee for two years and was chairman of 1986 Alexandria Marketplace project, a business trade exposition.

St. Agnes Board Chairwoman

Carol Williams has been elected chairwoman of the Board of Governors of St. Agnes School in Alexandria for 1987-88.

She will work with the school's headmistress to oversee school policy, maintain sound school finances, and coordinate a long-range plan for the board for the next decade.

Because St. Agnes is owned and operated by the Episcopal Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, Williams also must ensure that all school policy conforms to that of the Corporation of Episcopal Church Schools. St. Agnes is a day school for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade and for boys in kindergarten through second grade.

Williams served from 1979 to 1981 as president of the Woman's National Democratic Club of Washington, D.C., on the Alexandria Democratic Committee and as a member of the parent-teacher organizations of St. Agnes and St. Stephen's schools.

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