Lacrosse Players Honored
Sarah Louise Williams, a 1987 graduate of St. Agnes School in Alexandria, has been named to the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Association All-American Schoolgirl Team. Williams and 23 other girls were selected from about 12,000 girls who play lacrosse at the high school level. Williams was also a varsity hockey and basketball player at St. Agnes School. She received the St. Agnes Outstanding Athlete Award and Most Valuable Player Award for lacrosse, and was named an All-League Member of the Independent School League. During the 1986-87 season, she broke the school record with 75 goals and 37 assists. Williams will attend Yale University in the fall.
Also, Anne Magee (Maggie) Vaughan, a 1986 graduate of St. Agnes School, was named "Rookie of the Year" in the All-Ivy League Athletic Conference for lacrosse. Vaughan, who completed her freshman year at Harvard, was the only athlete chosen for this award. She was also named to the first team of the All-Ivy League. This is an honorary selection to a team composed of the best players on lacrosse teams in the league. The All-Ivy League began in 1956 and comprises eight schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale.
Educators to Visit India
Four Alexandria educators will take part in a Fulbright Group Project in India this summer. They are Dale W. Brown, director of libraries and instructional resources; Mary Ann Brown, curriculum specialist for gifted and talented students; Darlene Ferguson, sixth grade teacher at Ramsay Elementary School; and Ruby Osia, library media specialist at Mount Vernon Elementary School.
The Fulbright Group, consisting of 20 educators from Washington-area school systems, will study Indian history, geography and culture under a program sponsored by Howard University's College of Liberal Arts' Department of Geology and Geography and the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Participants hope to develop an Indian social studies curriculum, and gather India-related resources for use in art and literature.
New Volunteer Firefighters
The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department Inc. has 20 new firefighters and rescuers who will supplement the Alexandria Fire Department. The firefighters are A. Bradford Baber Sr., Joseph M. Behan, James N. Bruno, Joseph E. Burtoff, V. Rodger Digilio, Bruce W. Dobbins, Thomas Y. Johnson Jr., Leo A. Keneally, K. Dale McKenney, Christopher C. Reilly, John B. Ringer, Glenn A. Ross, Thomas M. Skiba, Everett W. Squires, Donald E. White and Eugene J. Zukosky. The rescuers are Corinne A. Blank, Keith A. Rogers, Patricia L. Rogers and Michael B. Lasalle.
The volunteers received 144 hours of Virginia state-certified training, in both the classroom and in the field, in areas such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of breathing apparatus, defensive driving and dealing with hazardous materials. Alexandria Fire Department Battalion Chief James T. Gower and Lt. Darryl D. Klopp and Lt. Marc S. Timbrook supervised the firefighting instruction and Alexandria Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Director Gerald L. Fair, Supervisor Thomas B. Lucas and Emergency Rescue Technician Michael B. Staff supervised the medical rescue instruction.
Retired Teachers Honored
Alexandria teachers who retired in June or since the end of the previous school year were honored at a service recognition ceremony held at T.C. Williams High School. The teachers and their schools are Robert Adkins, Elva Aukland, William Blair, Arthur Christiansen, Nancy Cox, Alva Gill, Jim Miller, Eugene Noel and Evelyn Powell, T.C. Williams High School; Lucille Smith and Eva Thomas, Maury Elementary School; Carroll Davenport, Douglas MacArthur Elementary School; Jack Dahlinger, Mount Vernon Elementary School; Ann Huntington, James Polk Elementary School; Edward DiBarros, Detention Center; Florine Graves, George Washington Junior High School; Virene Langford, Jefferson-Houston Elementary School; Marcia Provan, William Ramsay Elementary School; and Martha Lander, Francis C. Hammond Junior High School.
C of C Honors Students
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce recently honored the first-place winners of the City's Academic Pursuits Contest. The winning team from George Mason Elementary School consisted of Sascha Fedyszyn, Johnathan Garthoff, Charlie Reed and alternate Ramika Stevens. Their coaches were William Jacobson and Larry Barfield. They received certificates and the school received a plaque. The contest was sponsored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and the Alexandria city schools, and pitted teams of sixth graders from Alexandria public and private schools in a TV quiz show.
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