Red Cross Honors Tallman

Bernard T. Tallman, of Randolph Avenue, recently was honored by the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross as the volunteer who best exemplifies the organization's ideals of selflessness, dedication and service. He received the annual Elizabeth E. Smith award, named for a longtime volunteer with the chapter. Tallman, a Red Cross volunteer for 17 years, is a disaster action team leader who contacts other Red Cross volunteers during emergencies. He has taught first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and is a familiar sight at city festivals manning the first aid stations.

The Alexandria chapter also recently elected officers to one-year terms: L.A. Stroud, chapter chairman; Catherine Hayes, Harry S. Burke and Anne Hart, vice chairmen; James P. Cox, treasurer; F. Brook Voght, secretary, and Faye Gunn, chaplain.

Cora Kelly School Names 2 New Staff Members

James Patton has become the new coordinator of magnet programs, and Blanche Hutchinson is the new administrative assistant to Principal Barbara Blackwell at Alexandria's Cora Kelly Magnet School.

Patton was an assistant principal at Cherry Run Elementary School in Fairfax County. He formerly was curriculum coordinator for the Ravenswood School district in East Palo Alto, Calif., and he developed a curriculum for Research for Better Schools, a Philadelphia-based consulting firm.

Hutchinson taught second grade at Mount Vernon Elementary School and has been in the Alexandria City Public Schools for 20 years. She is on the board of directors for the Hopkins House community center and is a member of the Alexandria branch of the NAACP. She also sings in the choir at the Alfred Street Baptist Church.

2 Attend Summer Program

St. Agnes School teachers R. Brewster Knight and Patricia Rourke recently participated in the 1987 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's summer institutes for high school mathematics and physics teachers at Princeton University. Each was among 50 teachers selected from more than 200 applicants at public and private schools from across the nation to participate in the programs. Their selection was based on academic achievement, leadership and interest in their fields. Knight, the mathematics department chairman, and Rourke, the computer studies coordinator for kindergarten through 12th grade, worked to develop materials designed to improve high school mathematics and physics teaching. The materials will be distributed to other teachers through followup activities organized and conducted by the participants with funding from the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fund.

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