Three Volunteers Honored
Jackie Frost, Marjorie McCleskey and Andrea Novotny were honored for their outstanding volunteer service with the Mount Vernon Mental Health Center at the recent seventh annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon of the state Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Board. The event, held recently in Richmond, honored about 75 volunteers and organizations throughout Virginia for service to mental health center clients.
Frost, a volunteer for five years, helps people calling the center for service or information.
McCleskey, a volunteer since 1981, has provided telephone counseling for the the health center's Victim Assistance Network hot line, which offers emergency intervention for victims of crime. She also has helped with the center's support group for victims of domestic violence, guided crime victims through the court system and implemented community education programs for the health center.
Novotny, a volunteer with the Springfield unit of the center since 1987, has helped people calling for service or information, led two parenthood courses and guided one of the center's clients through a court case. Ensemble Earns Perfect Score
The Bishop Ireton High School-St. Mary's School Wind Ensemble, directed by Garwood Whaley, won Best in Class in the Sixth Annual Adjudicators' National Invitational Festival of Music, earning a perfect score. The festival, dubbed the "Super Bowl of music festivals," brings together concert bands, orchestras, and concert choirs throughout the United States, selected by leaders in music performance and music education. Eleven groups participated in the May 13 festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Members of the ensemble are Tim Bailey, Tony Bantug, Christopher Burnley, Brendan Caldwell, Curtis Colbert, Tricia Coleman, Anthony Cooch, James Cooch, Adam Cope, Bethany Daley, Dan Doyle, William Doyle, Kian Fabeny, Katie Faghfoory, Bridget Flynn, John Freeman, Chris Gerkin, Alissa Giovanetti, Laura Gomez, John Grennhalgh, Elizabeth Heier, Margaret Hickey, Kevin Horan, April Hulvershorn, Justin Hulvershorn, Mark Jo, Peter Jo, Patty Kamar, Keith Kanyan, Chris Krebs, Pamela Mahony, Michael Marmura, Veronica Martino, Mike Morrone, Brian Norusis, Pam Orr, Cecelia Ponce, Ann Salamy, Katy Scheflen, Marlysse Simmons, Doug Sobers, Mat Pasquale and Steve Wilson. Debate Teams Victorious
The debate teams from St. Stephen's School and T.C. Williams High School won last month's Law Day debate sponsored by the Alexandria Lawyers' Auxiliary. St. Stephen's team was made up of Demetre Daskalakis and Dylan Rodriguez and was assisted by moderator Paul Thebaud and researchers Greg Alden, Erik Baise, Maurice Chaite, Brian Fox, Justin Krewatel, Michael Puri, Ryan Quinn, Will Taylor and Paul Thebaud. They argued against the premise "that all employers employing more than 60 people be required to provide on-site child-care services for all children of employees." Rodriguez also received the outstanding debater award consisting of a trophy and $100.
T.C. William's team consisted of Derek Meyer and Michael Gekas and was assisted by moderator David Copeland and researchers Krayna Mam, Elizabeth O'Brien and Jun Salang. The team argued against the premise "that Social Security is an unfair tax on the young for the benefit of the elderly and should be altered."
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