Teachers Win Grants

Rose A. Avent, of Key Elementary School; S. Dawn Center, of Taylor Elementary School; Patricia A. Munåoz, of Randolph Elementary School; and Natalie E. Pomar, of Long Branch Elementary School, recently received $2,500 grants to do independent research projects this summer. The grants, administered by the Council for Basic Education, are funded by Arlington County. National Hispanic Awards

Valerie Cox, of Fairfax High School, and Michael Mancusi, of Madison High School, were selected from 3,100 semifinalists as 1990 Scholars in the National Hispanic Awards Program.

The program, sponsored by the College Board and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will present Cox and Mancusi with $1,500 scholarships for one year of study at the colleges of their choice.

In the same program, Michelle Kladakis, of Woodson High School; Daniel Long and Alessandra Sagasti, both of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; Alejandro Morin, of Hayfield Secondary School; and Alexandra Starr, of Stuart High School, received honorable mentions. Fairfax Librarian Retires

Frances Forrer was recently honored at a luncheon on her retirement from Fairfax County government after 30 years' service.

Forrer began her career with the county in 1961 when she taught choral music at Robert E. Lee School in Springfield. Along with teaching music, Forrer was a librarian at Gunston Elementary School for 12 years. She also worked as a librarian at Greenbriar West Elementary School for 10 years. Science Fair Grand Prizes

Adit Seth and Julia Takafiyi, both eighth-graders at Longfellow Intermediate School in Falls Church, recently won grand prizes at the school's Regional Science Fair.

Adit's project was titled "Chaos in Oscillation" and Julia's, "Learning Abilities of the Siberian Hamster."

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