Commerce Chamber Honored

Lee Fifer Jr., the 1987 chairman of the board of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, recently received a certificate of reaccreditation from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Richard L. Lesher, commending the Alexandria Chamber for meeting or exceeding standards of excellence in such areas as staff, programs, financing, communications, organization, and planning and equipment. This is the third consecutive year the Alexandria Chamber has been recognized. Only nine chambers out of 115 in Virginia received the honor this year. Rowers Win Awards

Adin Alai, Patty Heanue and Vikki Scott won first place awards in the third annual Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints held recently at T.C. Williams High School. Erg, short for ergometer, is a precision rowing machine used to train for shell and scull races. Approximately 300 rowers participated in the event, sponsored locally by the Burke Nautilus/Nautilus Fitness Factory and Concept II Rowing Ergometers.

Alai competed in the youth division for participants 16 and younger, Heanue in the lightweight category, and Scott in the masters category for rowers 30 to 39 years old. Episcopal Wins Sports Award

For the second year in a row, the Sportsmanship Award for the Interstate Athletic Conference was presented to John Dodd, athletic director of Episcopal High School. The award is given by the Northern Virginia Football Officials Association for overall sportsmanship exhibited by the players, coaches and spectators. The officials complete evaluations after each football game played by the seven schools in the conference. Dodd said, "The award reflets well on the entire school, athletes, coaches, and students, and the conference as a whole because the IAC stresses sportmanship through its rules and constitution."

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