Carmel Ervin, a science teacher at Cora Kelly Magnet School, has been selected as Alexandria's Teacher of the Year. Ervin taught fifth and sixth grades at Ramsay Elementary School and at Francis C. Hammond Junior High School before becoming the magnet school's science specialist.

Ervin also wrote the magnet school's elementary science curriculum and the curriculum for two summer enrichment programs on communication science, ecology and environmental science.

Summer Economics Interns

The following Alexandria students and faculty members are among the interns attending the Summer Economics Institute sponsored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and St. Stephen's School: Pat Cha, Carl Brower, Patrick Dyson, Eric Fulnecky, Gant Randolph, John Skinder, Blair Veitmeyer and faculty intern Peter Terry (from St. Stephen's School); Dorothy Daniel and Shannon Ross (from St. Agnes School); Robin Campbell, Heather Downey, Michelle Robinson, Jennifer Seltz, Winnifred Tate, James Tomasello and Kristen Weber (from T.C. Williams High School); Terri Mathis, Janice Rivera and faculty intern Connie Southard (from St. Mary's Academy); Theo Androus and Thomas Cecil (from Bishop Ireton High School).

The Summer Economics Institute is a tuition-free program that allows participants to study economic theory and then apply it by working as interns four days a week in area businesses. A $700 honorarium is awarded to each intern who successfully completes the program.

Hospital Fund-Raisers

The Alexandria Hospital Foundation, which raises funds for the hospital, has appointed a new president and three trustees to its board.

The new president is H. Hammond Snyder, a past president and longtime member of the Alexandria Hospital board of directors. The board members are Lawrence McKnelly, Mary Lou Palmer and Jennie L. Trapasso.

Financial Reporting Award

William F. Leonard Jr., assistant superintendent for finance and administrative services, has received an award for financial reporting achievement.

The Department of Finance and Administrative Services also received an award for the component unit financial report of Alexandria City Public Schools for fiscal year 1985-86. The department was awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association and from the Association of School Business Officials. The award is the highest recognition given in governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Alexandria school system is the only one in Virginia to receive both awards this year.

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