Interior Presents Service Awards

Secretary Donald P. Hodel presented the U.S. Department of the Interior's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to seven area residents at a ceremony last month.

The local recipients included Roger L. Hildebeidel and George F. Brown, both Springfield residents who work at the Bureau of Land Management.

Also honored were five employes of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Center in Reston: William Back of Arlington, James E. Biesecker of Leesburg, James F. Devine and David W. Moody Reston, and Donald R. Poch of Alexandria.

Fishburne Promotes McLean Cadet

Eric Brandon Scott of McLean has been promoted to cadet first lieutenant by the superintendent and staff of Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro.

Scott, who is in his fourth year at Fishburne, is a senior and a member of the M. Frank Wooten Jr. Chapter of the National Honor Society. He will serve as commander of the school's Charlie Company.

Snyder Keeps Municipal League Post

The Virginia Municipal League reelected Fairfax Mayor George T. Snyder and Christiansburg Town Manager John E. Lemley as members of its executive committee during the league's annual conference in Alexandria.

Snyder will continue as chairman of the urban section, the post he has held since his election in 1986. Lemley, also elected in 1986, will remain a member at large of the committee.

Mt. Vernon College Scholar Honored

Alinda Lewis of Arlington has been chosen as a Masako Kawasaki Wittner scholar. A senior interior design major at Mount Vernon College, Lewis was selected on the strength of her credits at the college and her 3.84 grade point average.

Fork Union Academy Cited

The Department for the Visually Handicapped has presented its Employer of the Year Award to Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. Captain William Rose, food service director at the academy, accepted the award, which recognized the academy's employment of a woman who is deaf in addition to being legally blind.

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