Outstanding Young American

Robert A. Hill, of Skyhill Road in Alexandria, has been named one of five Outstanding Young Virginians for 1988 by the Virginia Jaycees. The Virginia Jaycees annually select individuals who have contributed outstanding service to their community and to others. Hill is a lawyer with a Tysons Corner law firm and is a member of the Hopkins House Association board of directors. He also is chairman of the Alexandria Commission on Employment.

In December, Hill organized a community forum where civic activists and business leaders spoke about the economic development in the Eisenhower Valley.

3 Picked for Play Workshop

Three Alexandrians are among 15 area students selected for a 12-week playwriting workshop at the Kennedy Center. They are: Alex Joseph, a senior at T.C. Williams High School; Kathryn Grande, a junior at T.C. Williams; and Frances Tate, a ninth grader at George Washington Junior High School.

Jeff Church, playwright-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, will work with the students under the auspices of the Kennedy Center's Programs for Children and Youth. Church, who conducted a seminar at T.C. Williams and George Washington, selected students for the workshop based on work they submitted.

During the upcoming 12-week session, the students will read and improve their plays. The sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons.

Arts Chairwoman Named

Mary Ann de Barbieri has been unamimously reelected as chairwoman of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. Constance Clark was unaminously reelected as vice chairwoman. The commission supports the arts in Alexandria and helps to make events available to the public.

De Barbieri has served as the commission's chairwoman since it was established by the Alexandria City Council in 1984. Clark has been vice chairwoman since 1985.

Music Panelist Chosen

James F. Cotton Jr. has been appointed to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts' music resource panel. One of six resource panels, the music panel helps the commission process applications, monitors the grant program and provides evaluations and suggestions for each art discipline.

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