Affirmative Action Officer

Judy J. Rutherford has been appointed affirmative action officer for the City of Alexandria. She will be responsible for implementing the affirmative action plan adopted by the City Council in June.

Rutherford had served as the affirmative action officer and employee counselor in Columbus, Ga., since 1976. She also has been a senior counselor with the Columbus employment and training administration, has taught language arts and has counseled teen-agers with learning disabilities.

Grant for Sign Language

Alexandria's Kinney and Company Youth Theatre has received a $750 grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The grant will be used to teach sign language to Vivian Kinney Humphrey, the Kinney and Company director, and to several cast members in the upcoming production of "Annie."

Kinney and Company has used hearing-impaired students in past productions, but had to hire interpreters for each rehearsal.

N.Va. Art in State Show

Paintings, drawings and prints done by Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince William County students have been chosen to represent Northern Virginia in an exhibit displayed in the lobby of the State Assembly Building in Richmond.

The Alexandria students whose works were chosen are Anthony Austin, Jason Gukas, Tijani Harris, Heidi Herman, Scott Leaver, Mike Moran, Troy Morris, Tanya Schweider and Kamal Yousefi, all from T.C. Williams High School; Eric Liv, Van Ngo, Otis Perry, Sharon Sandusky and Celina Campos from John Adams Elementary School; and Rubina Khair and Elizabeth Slye, from Charles Barrett Elementary School. The exhibit is being sponsored by the Virginia Art Education Association through March 4.

Contest Winners Honored

Alexandria winners of the 1987-88 Reflections Contest were honored at a reception Jan. 7 in the Howard Administration building. The National PTA sponsors the contest for students in grades one through 12 to compete in the categories of visual arts, music, literature and photography. The theme for this year's competition was "Wonders of the World."

First-place winners were Teresa Haggerty (music), Josh Levy (photography), Verna Lomax (literature) and Nicholaas Peterson (visual arts), all from George Washington Junior High School; Nery Cruz (visual arts) and Cami Schmidt (photography), from James K. Polk Elementary School; Cameron Fitzhugh (music), Meredith Haines (music), Elena Parent (literature) and Jennifer Vandrovec (literature), all from Charles Barrett Elementary School; and Andrew Hatch (visual arts) and Dominique Ross (photography), from Maury Elementary School.

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