The D.C. Federation of Civic Associations Inc. held its 57th Annual Awards Luncheon Saturday at the Capital Hilton Hotel. Presented were 11 awards for community service, a $1,000 scholarship and three awards in a federation-sponsored essay contest.
The community service awards were given to James D. Berry Jr., president of the Bates Area Civic Association, outstanding local president; Tracey Brashears, a senior at Eastern High School, outstanding youth; Dr. Sheila H. Gray, outstanding woman delegate to the federation; Lt. Col. George J. Haley, chairman of the Chevy Chase Citizens Association, outstanding efforts on behalf of consumers; Geraldine E. Harrison for the Fort DuPont Civic Association, outstanding adult civic association; Thomas J. Houston, outstanding male delegate; Deborah Love Matory, a clinical psychologist, outstanding leadership in the field of human relations; Robert Stiehler, outstanding senior citizen, and W. Norman Wood, president of Model Inner City Community Organizations Inc., outstanding leadership in the field of civil rights.
The Neighborhood Planning Council 18 was honored as outstanding community group and The North Michigan Park Community Sentinel was honored as the outstanding community newsletter.
Kim Marie Law, a 1987 graduate of Coolidge High School, received a $1,000 scholarship.
Winners of the essay contest were Sterling A. Washington, 13, of Deal Junior High School; Darius G. Lawrence, 11, of Patterson Elementary School, and Justin E. Irick, 11, of Brightwood Elementary School. The contest had as its theme "Civic Responsibility is Everybody's Business."