Competition on the Constitution

Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) has selected Fairfax teacher Linda Karen Miller to coordinate the National Bicentennial Competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights for the 10th Congressional District.

The competition is designed to foster in high school students an understanding of the principles and history of the Constitution.

Participating classes enroll in a six-week instructional program, and compete as teams in mock congressional hearings at the district, state and national level.

Miller, who teaches at Fairfax High School, has been working with community leaders and educators in the area to help implement the federally funded program.

Children's Center Teacher Honored

Gloria Turner was honored by the Falls Church-McLean Children's Center for her 15 years as a teacher at the center. The center's board of directors presented Turner with a bonus check at a staff reception.

Turner joined the teaching staff in 1972 after six years of teaching young children.

Pr. William Police Chief Honored

The Prince William County government has named Police Chief George T. Owens its first "Manager of the Year."

The award will be given annually to the department director who best exemplifies the government's standards of leadership and management practices.

Owens, the county's first chief of police, joined the county government in 1970, the year the police department began operations. Earlier, he had served 17 years as a trooper, investigator and sergeant with the Virginia State Police.

Gas Company Honors 3 Students

Northern Virginia Natural Gas, a division of Washington Gas, has announced that three local residents are working in the company's Student-on-the-Job program.

Monica Weathers of Arlington is working in the human resources department, compiling information and creating a computer data base on executive development programs. Weathers is a graduate student in American University's MBA program.

David Thieme of Falls Church also works in the human resources department, compiling numerical data and employment reports. Thieme is a student at James Madison University.

Richard H. Gentry of Great Falls is in the gas company's marketing department. He is an undergraduate student at Ferrum College.

All three were selected for the paid internships, in some cases for course credits, as potential employes. Send People items to People Column, Virginia Desk, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You may send a black and white photo. Information and photos cannot be returned.