Orchestra Officers Elected

Ernest Berger, area manager of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Virginia, was elected president of the McLean Orchestra at the annual corporate meeting. Berger, a 12-year resident of McLean, has been on the board for five years, and was vice president for the last year.

Other officers elected were Jane Kornblut, vice president; Arvid Anteroinen, treasurer, and Lee McMillion, secretary.

Berger has announced the appointment of Pauline (Tina) Barbour Anderson as director of the orchestra's youth ensemble. Anderson, who holds a master's degree in music from Catholic University, succeeds Nancy Holland, who has accepted a teaching position with the University of Florida.

Symphony Composer-in-Residence

The Fairfax Symphony has announced the appointment of Anthony Stark as its composer-in-residence. Stark, a composer and pianist from Minneapolis, will present preconcert lectures and compose a major work for the orchestra during his two-year stay.

Student Wins Scholarship

Marion Carrigan has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the law firm of Ashcraft & Gerel, which sponsors a yearly scholarship for local union members and their families. Carrigan, a 1987 graduate of Garfield High School in Woodbridge, will attend George Mason University in the fall. She received the National Latin Exam Award, among many other academic honors.

Miss America Contestant

Heidi Lammi will represent Virginia in the Miss America Pageant in September. Lammi, who was the Northern Virginia entry in the state competition for Miss Virginia, will receive a $2,000 scholarship and an automobile from the State Pageant Organization. She was crowned Miss Virginia in July, after performing a classical ballet to "Grand Tarantella" by Louis Moreau Gottschaulk and winning the preliminary swimsuit competition.

Research Science Program

Gordon P. Bellamy of Reston was recently selected to participate in the 1987 Summer Program of the Research Science Institute. He is among 50 students selected from around the world to study scientific theory at the institute and conduct off-campus research. Bellamy will be a senior at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire in the fall.

New Park Superintendent

The National Park Service has named Philip R. Brueck superintendent of Prince William Forest Park. A native of Kaneb, Utah, Brueck will manage the 18,500-acre park after 15 years as a National Park Service official.

Peace Corps Appointment

The Peace Corps has appointed Alexandria native Mary Jo Morgan as Peace Corps career development specialist. Morgan received a bachelor's degree in drama from Catholic University and a master's degree in college student personnel from George Washington University, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea. From 1980 to 1985, she was director of career services at New Mexico Highlands University, and since 1985 she has worked at the University of North Dakota in the same capacity. -- Michael Cannizzaro