A photograph of the Dunbar High School valedictorian in yesterday's District Weekly was incorrect. It showed Georgetown Visitation Medal of Excellence winner, Karla Guerra, not Dunbar valedictorian Latonia Boyd. (Published 6/15/90) Dunbar Valedictorian Latonia Boyd was inadvertently not pictured in last week's Valedictorians and Salutatorians pages. DUNBAR Valedictorian Latonia Boyd, who would like to follow in the footsteps of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, credits her mother for her academic success. (Published 6/21/90) Ballou Valedictorian Dennis Colwell was inadvertently not pictured in the recent Valedictorians and Salutatorians pages. Valedictorian Dennis Colwell, winner of a scholarship to Florida A&M University, advises students, "You can do anything that you want. All it takes is a little practice and a little patience. (Published 6/28/90)


Valedictorian Marquita Gaskins (left) advises students "hold on to your dreams and ambitions, preceed through life with whatever you desire to become and keep a bond, not only in the black community but in all cultures." Salutatorian Tammie Wilson, is proudest of making the Honor Roll after many tries.


Valedictorian CyDonii Fairfax, received a Banneker Scholarship at the University of Maryland. Fairfax said she is "going into college with an open mind; leaving no door closed." Salutatorian Arveice Searles plans to attend New York University. Searles credits her mother for her academic success. "She always forced me to do my homework, even when I didn't want to."


Valedictorian Dennis Colwell, winner of a scholarship to Florida A & M University, advises future students that "you can do anything that you want -- all it takes is a little practice and a little patience." Salutatorian Lisa Snipper, who was named valedictorian during her freshman year, credits her academic success to her parents "who encouraged me to do my best at all times."


Valedictorian Aaron Schwartz is looking forward to complete independence in college. "I've had a family support sysytem, I need to learn to survive completely on my own; to know I can do it myself." Salutatorian Sasha King, who was a youth ambassador to Dekar, Senagal said "it taught me the ultimate responsibility; an appreciation for what I have and helped me realize the important part of my heritage in Africa."


Valedictorian Guylene Desir (left), a charter member of the National Honor Society, advises future students to "take all classes seriously, try to get good grades and do the best you can." Salutatorian Clery Mendoza (center), is also a charter member of the National Honor Society. She wishes she could see her mother in Peru who she has not seen since 1987. Salutatorian Alemtsehay Tesfaye was the president of a community service organization in Ethiopia and taught 90 students to read and write. She enjoyed the experience of attending school in America. "I liked everyone and enjoyed meeting people of different cultures."


Valedictorian Aaron Sojourner, Student Government Association President, attended th U.S. Senate Youth Program as a District Delegate and plans to attend Yale.


Valedictorian Sheeliza Haimanchandra, winner of a Heart Scholarship from C & P Telephone, plans to attend Bennett college. The historical character she would most like to meet is Shakespeare because "he was so poetic and romantic. I would love to just exchange ideas with him."Salutatorian Augustin Chicas, winner of a Gino Baroni Scholarship, will attend Catholic University and plans a career in medicine.


Valedictorian David Alladin, winner of a Gold Key Art Award, said "District schools are lagging behind {Maryland and Virginia}; I want students to ask their teachers and administrators, 'Why?' " Salutatorian Angelica Campbell achieved a cummulative 4.0 grade point average. She attributes her success to "the teachers who taught me, my parents who encouraged me to do my best, and my peers who gave me words to live by."


Valedictorian Connie Razza (left) said she wants but two things from life, "to be content and to change the world." Salutatorian Gregory Wright (center), named 'Mr. Ellington' during his freshman year, said he wants to be remembered for putting God first while striving to accomplish his goals. Salutatorian Paul Weiss said, "I'm proud to just be graduating because unfornately many people will not be; I know I'm going somewhere beyond high school."


Valedictorian Latonia Boyd (left), who would like to follow in the footsteps of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, credits her mother for her success. "She encouraged me to do my best, no matter what the results she would be behind me 100%." Salutatorian Nichelle Herriott offered this advise, "never stop learning, it's what pepares you for your future and sets on the path of being serious about life."


Valedictorian Michael Coles, a Hi-SCIP student at Howard University, made the Dean's List with 34 credits, would like to meet Dr. King. "I am a lover of speech and debate and am in awe every time I read one of his speeches or sermons. I would love to witness first hand the charisma that is. . . Dr. King." Salutatorian Jacqueline Fobbs said her HI-SCIP classes at American University were helpful. "I realize the demands of taking college classes."


Salutatorian Judith Wellen, accepted at Brandise University, advised students "keep working hard but never let your successes make you arrogant."


Class Speaker Jessica Keimowitz (left), who will attend Amhearst in the fall, said that she would like to spend the day with Franklin Roosevelt because "during his time all his decisions were unique, helpful, almost revolutionary; it would be interesting to have him see how much a part of society they have become." Class SpeakerAnim Steel, advises students, "respect yourself."


General Excellence Medalist Carolyn Snyder (far left) said students at Georgetown Visitation should remember to "live, love and laugh." General Excellence Medalist Rinoula Koroulakis (middle) said that being editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Wicket, gave her authority in the school and with the editorial staff, "I improved our paper tremendously." General Excellence Medalist Karla Guerra credits her mother with her academic success, "since I was little my mother has always told me to never settle for less than my best."


Valedictorian Jonathan Martin (left) credits his parents with his academic success, "they encouraged me to work on my own, allowed me to find out what my own potential was and act on it myself." Salutatorian Brandon Kruger, president of the National Honor Society, hopes to study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and pursue a career in business or entrepreneurial management.


Valedictorian Regina Hart (left) feels that she was the most influential factor in her academic success, "if it were not for my motivation and wanting to do my best I wouldn't have gotten this far; I had a real desire to learn." Salutatorian Erica Grayson, who will major in Finance and Communications at Syracuse University, would have liked to spend the day with one of her inspirations, Martin Luther King, Jr.


Valedictorian Kenneth Glassman, who was interviewed on a New Orleans radio station during the 1988 Republican Convention, said he'd like to spend the day with singer Jeffrey Osbourne, "I'd love to be able to sing like him." Salutatorian Sarabina Levy-Briehtman said she is proudest of "learning to think logically, tempering reason with emotion for all actions."


Valedictorian Yolanda Smith (left) recipient of a Carl Rowen Project Excellence scholarship, said that she would like work with Malcon X because he could provide insight on how to turn things around with our black males; "he was a prime example of someone who did just that". Salutatorian Nichole Tobias, student representative to the Board of Education said the experience gave her a first hand glimpse of politics.


Valedictorian Adrienne Fargas (left) said that Oakcrest gave her an interest in Shakesphere, "I would like for it to have been said that I helped people to understand the great works of literature". Salutatorian Monica Butts described her education as "challenging". Oakcrest is a college prepatory school "they demand more of you. You have to be able to balance your time well and be committed to your work."


Valedictorian Stephanie Burton (left), a member of the National Honor Society, looks forward to college and plans to be "more than just students go there. I want to be a real part of the school." Salutatorian Elena Davis, recipient of a Folger Shakespeare Fellowship, advised future students to "always think of yourself as an underachiever; that way you will never be satisfied and will continue to strive."


Valedictorian Ted Wieseman (left) said that it was a great honor being named MVP of the wrestling team for the 1988-89 season because "getting it was pure suffering and hard work." Salutatorian Koshy Matha credits his parents for his success, "my father constantly critcised my academic performance, and though perhaps irritating at the time, it encouraged me never to settle for mediocrity."


Valedictorian Patrick Hatcher (left), winner of the Alumni Association Foreign Language Award, prides himself on his knowledge of French and Spanish. Salutatorian Edward Crooke, winner of the Sister Mary Immaculate Award for Fine Arts, advises future students to "get involved in as many different things as you can, because high school is the time you get to experience, and there are opportunities open to you."


Valedictorian Robert Sanders (left), holder of a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, credits his academic success to his parents "for setting the example . . . they never pushed me to do well in school, but they did do well and are successful." Salutatorian Rafael Muniz, winner of the Rensselaer Medal for excellence in math and science, advises future students, "If you never try, you will never find out how good you can be.


Salutatorian Kenja Sihassan, said the six months she spent in New Zealand was "an experience, that opened up the world; I saw it was more than maps or pictures in books."


Valedictorian Benita Garner (left), feels that her selection as 'Miss Spingarn 1989-90' proves she is a good role model. Salutatorian Candace Green, president of the National Honor Society, advises students to "strive for success and be all you can be; kids nowadays are faced with chosing an education over the fast life, they must motivate themselves to do more, using the tools of knowledge."


Valedictorian Kimberly Wilkes of the D.C. Street Academy advises students to "stay in school. Be the winner in education. Don't be a loser in the street."


Valedictorian Oliver Stier said that he is looking forward to the freedom of college as well as the adventure of a new country (As of this writing Stier was awaiting notice from Cambridge University). Salutatorian Tabetha Alon El-May credits her own hard work for her academic success, "you get support from other people but in the end it is you that must do the job and perform."


Valedictorian Benita Dair (left), named a Presidential Scholar, described her high school education as "sobering. It was a place where you defined yourself and what you like." Valedictorian Dionne Burnett (second from left), nominated a Coca-Cola Regional and Nationwide Scholar, plans to attend Yale because it is "the most diversified environment I could learn in." Valedictorian Peter Wolanin (second from right), is an Eagle Scout and advises future students that "if you don't do it for yourself, no one is going to do it for you. Salutatorian William Anderson Jr. (right) plans to attend the California Institute of Technology. Anderson said, "I am thankful that God has given me the ability to augment my education so that I may one day share my experiences and knowledge with others."