Fort Ward Museum Cited

Director Wanda Dowell and the staff of the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site won an Award of Merit for their work in conserving the walls of the original fort. The American Association for State and Local History specifically cited erosion control projects used to conserve the earthwork walls. Fort Ward Museum, on West Braddock Road, features exhibitions on a variety of Civil War topics and offers educational progams throughout the year.Commission Names Arts Panel

The Alexandria Commission for the Arts has appointed five members to a new fine arts panel that will make recommendations about art works the city may acquire. Local artists Betsy Mansmann and Marianne Weitz have been appointed to the Fine Arts Accession Review Panel. Elisabeth King and David Tannous will serve on the panel on posts set aside for arts professionals not necessary living or working in the city. Virginia Loeffler will serve on the panel as the citizen representative.

The panel will make recommendations on art works the city may consider commissioning or purchasing as well as those works offerred as gifts. The panel has begun work on a study of locations for new art works within city-owned properties and is also studying the feasibility of a public-private purchase fund through which art for the city could be acquired. The group is also developing guidelines for the commission and purchase of art and the accepting of donated works. Vocational Students Honored

The Alexandria Host Lions Club presented trophies to the following outstanding vocational students for their achievements in marketing, practical nursing, home economics, business, trade and industry and technology education: from T.C. Williams High School, Kim Brown, Pat Fox, Angela F. How, Tony Knox and Gary Taylor; from George Washington Junior High School, Stefan Bolk, Staurynee Harris and Jason Thomas Pascual; from Francis C. Hammond Junior High School, Cheng Wei Huang and Annie Poirier; from the Secondary School Occupational Center, Gloria Lopez and Gloria Salimi. The awards were presented Feb. 11 at a banquet at T.C. Williams.

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