Minority Business Enterprise Scholarships

Five area students recently received scholarships from the Minority Business Enterprise Project at Northern Virginia Community College. High school students from Alexandria, Arlington, Burke and Fairfax City competed for the prizes during entrepreneurial training events recently held at the Annandale campus.

The first-prize winner was Roy Dykes of Fairfax, 17, a senior at Robinson Secondary School. The second-prize winner in the competition was Dung Tieu, 14, of Fairfax, a freshman at Robinson. Each received a $200 scholarship.

Other scholarship winners were Vondena Navarez, 17, of Burke; Andre Hampton, 16, of Alexandria; and Enzo Simoni, 16, of Arlington.

The Minority Business Enterprise Project at NOVA is financed by a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the program is cosponsored by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

9 Fairfax Students Get Writing Awards

Nine students attending Fairfax County public schools have been selected as winners of the 30th Annual National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing.

The local students honored for their excellence in writing were Stephanie Bryant and Arielle Kagan of Herndon High School; Marilyn Deady of Woodson High School; Andrew Hee of Langley High School, Heather Hertz of Madison High School; Adam Joyce and Jennifer Marmorino of West Potomac High School; and Troy Schneider and Gary Stahlberg of West Springfield High School.

More than 6,000 students in United States, U.S. schools abroad and Canada were nominated for the contest by their English teachers, and 763 were selected as winners. The entrants submitted a sample of their writing and completed a short essay under supervision for the competition.

Fairfax School Names Development Chief

Paul VI High School recently named Deirdre E. Moriarty of Alexandria director of development for the Fairfax school's new development program. Moriarty received a bachelor's degree in communication arts from James Madison University and is currently studying for a master's degree in education at George Mason University.

Va. Personnel Management President Elected

Carol Granfield, personnel officer for the City of Fairfax, was recently elected president of the Virginia Chapter of the International Personnel Management Association, an organization which facilitates statewide cooperation among jurisdictions and government agencies on personnel problems. Granfield will serve as president for 1988.

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