4 Honored as Merit Scholars
Four seniors at Paul IV High School have been designated as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Christopher Bennet and Patrick McNeill of Fairfax, Patrick LoPresti of Fairfax Station and Stephen O'Meara of Springfield qualified as finalists based on their scores in the standardized test (the PSAT) administered to high school juniors by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.
Fairfax Student Among Winning Soloists
Marion Arthur of Fairfax was one of three winners of the College Division of the 1988 National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists' Competition. Arthur, who graduated from South Lakes High School in 1984, is a senior at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. The winners were selected from seven finalists, and will perform in a concert with the NSO next season.
Eagle Scout Award
Paul D. Meadows of Fairfax will receive the Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Cunningham Park High School. Meadows, a senior at Fairfax High School, earned the award in part by directing the renovation of a hunting shack into a picnic pavilion at George Mason's Hemlock Overlook Park.
Center Pays Tribute to Bus Driver
The board of directors of the Falls Church-McLean Children's Center held a reception to honor Pearl Jones for her 15 years' service as a bus driver for the center. The center was opened in 1968, and Jones joined the staff on Feb. 20, 1973.
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