Festival Chairman Named

David P. Wade has been selected as the new chairman for the 1988 Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival that will be held in June at Oronoco Bay Park.

Wade, who earned an MBA from the University of Virginia, has been an active volunteer with the festival since 1985. He was this year's festival vice chairman.

The Waterfront Festival is the largest outdoor activity in Alexandria and the largest outdoor fund raiser for any chapter of the American Red Cross. This year's festival used 1,000 volunteers and raised more than $88,000 to support the services and activities of the Alexandria Red Cross.

For the 1988 festival, Wade plans to have a tall ship and live musical entertainment as well as art exhibits and fireworks.

UN Students Honored

The following students from Alexandria's Bishop Ireton High School won honors in the Model UN Competition: Michael Riegel and Craig Kaminsky, first place (best delegates in the Organization of American States and the Helsinki Organization); Leo O'Drudy, Tom Conway, Ben Vinson and Kurt Steinberg, second place (most outstanding delegates in the Helsinki Organization, the Security Council, Organization of African Unity and the Islamic Conference); Dariush Kashani and Alex Hicks, third place (outstanding delegates in the Islamic Conference and the Helsinki Organization). The competition, sponsored by the National Conference of Model International Organizations, was held in Daytona Beach, Fla., and involved about 450 students from 36 schools. Father John Hurley, coach of the Ireton team, fielded 20 members for the Helsinki Organization, Organization of American States, Security Council, Islamic Conference and the Organization of African Unity. The students received certificates.

Personnel Director to Retire

John E. DuVall, Alexandria City Schools' executive director of personnel, has announced that he will retire effective June 30 for health reasons.

DuVall began working for the Alexandria public schools 28 years ago. He taught social studies at Francis C. Hammond High School and the Duke Street School, and he served as assistant principal and principal of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School. He joined the system's personnel department in 1969 and became director of personnel in 1974. -- Mary Jane Johnson

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