Arlington Man to Head Boat Club
Arlington resident Roger K. Bauer has been elected president of Old Dominion Boat Club, one of the country's oldest boat clubs. Bauer, vice chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals in Washington, will head the 108-year-old Old Town Alexandria club for one year.
Arlington Youth an Ambassador to Japan
Stan Wu of Arlington is one of two Virginians selected to spend eight weeks in Japan as youth ambassadors under the Japan-U.S. Senate Scholarship. Two high school juniors from each state are selected on the strength of essays, interviews and recommendations for the program sponsored by the Japanese government and the U.S. Senate. Wu, a student at Washington-Lee High School, was one of 150 applicants statewide. Participants will spend eight weeks this summer with a host family, and will tour the country and meet with government leaders.
Leesburg Student's Artwork on Display
A still life by Leesburg student Jolyn McGonegal has been selected as one of the 30 artworks to be displayed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the Second Annual Virginia Youth Art Exhibit in Richmond. McGonegal, an eighth grader at the Simpson Middle School, will receive an "Outstanding Young Artist" award during an opening ceremony for the exhibit, which will run from March 6 to 31.
Essay Contest Winners Get Awards
James Hudgins of Arlington won the Arlington Optimist Club's annual essay contest. Hudgins, a senior at O'Connell High School, received a plaque and a $100 U.S. savings bond. The second-place winner was Reade Bush, a Yorktown High School senior, who received a plaque and a $50 savings bond; the third-place winner, Jennifer Sheehan, also a senior at O'Connell, received a plaque and a $25 savings bond.
High School Counselor Honored
Eleanor B. Saslaw of Arlington was recently presented the 1987 Career Service Award for her outstanding performance and continued service to the counseling profession. The award, given by the Virginia Counselors Association, recognizes Saslaw's work as a counselor at Thomas Jefferson High School.
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