Susan L. English of Fairfax has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach English at the University of Abidjan in Ivory Coast until the end of this summer. English, the director of George Mason University's English Language Institute, is one of 1,000 Americans who will lecture or conduct research this year under the program.

Cheerleaders Compete

Cheerleading squads from George Mason University and James Madison University competed in January with 18 other teams in the Holiday Inn/Coca-Cola National Cheerleading Championships in San Diego.

Members of the George Mason University team were: Ronnie Pyrz, Susie Altemus, Steve Chronister, Luke Dirscherl and Bill Seely of Fairfax; Sherry McCarthy and Kevin Manbeck of Dale City; Chandra Medcalf and Jane Kelly of Manassas; Terri Gilbert of Springfield; Mike Wise of Berryville, and Shawn Scott of Stafford.

Local members of the James Madison University squad were: Dave Anderson of Manassas, Joanie Takane of Chantilly, Tracy Gibbons of Fort Hunt, Troy Overboek of Overton, Tag Entwisle of Alexandria, Cheryl Constant of Haymarket, Vivian Figuitan of Fairfax, Brian Hollingsworth of Mount Vernon, Blair Carey of Mechanicsville, and Sabrina Skieter of Portsmouth.

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