Ronald A. Axelrod, Fairfax County public schools' Teacher of the Year, has been selected as one of seven finalists for the 1988 Virginia Teacher of the Year. An English teacher at West Springfield High School since 1983, Axelrod will be interviewed with the other finalists tomorrow. The winner will be announced at a banquet that evening in the James River Ballroom at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Axelrod began his career in the Fairfax County schools in 1974 at Foster Intermediate School. In 1975 he moved to Lake Braddock Secondary, where he remained until joining the West Springfield faculty.
Hospital Nominee for Award
Dominion Hospital has nominated Evelyn Hewitt as the local candidate for the Hospital Corp. of America's national Dr. Thomas F. Frist Humanitarian Award. Hewitt, a nursing unit coordinator in Dominion's adolescent psychiatric program, will represent the hospital in the division competition, seeking advancement to the national finals. Named for one of the the corporation's founders, the Frist Award recognizes employes who have demonstrated particular concern for the welfare and happiness of patients.
'Meals on Wheels' Funds
The Fairfax Nursing Center recently raised $4,400 for the Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging. Renee Houle, executive director of the nursing center, presented the "big check," which is earmarked for the "Meals on Wheels" program, to Carla Pittman, director of the Agency on Aging, at a luncheon honoring the agency's "Meals on Wheels" program last month. The nursing center's residents and staff raised the money by raffling a quilt, selling cookbooks and crafts, and holding a flea market.
Student Wins Scholarship
Cynthia Marie Yourshaw, of Falls Church, has been awarded a full tuition merit scholarship and a stipend from the Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Ga. Yourshaw received her bachelor's degree in psychology from George Mason University in 1986.