Law Librarian Named
The Library of Congress has appointed Mary Kathleen Price as the new law librarian, succeeding Charles Doyle, who has been acting head of the Law Library since the retirement of Carlton Kenyon last year.
As law librarian, Price will be responsible for researching foreign law for Congress and foreign and international law for the White House.
Price has been a librarian at Duke University, the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois and, most recently, the University of Minnesota. She received her doctorate in law from the University of Illinois and has taught U.S. law at the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Price will take her new position in August. Gifted Students Honored
The Gifted/Talented Education Program of the D.C. school system recently presented $1,500 scholarships to three graduating seniors and $500 to a fourth at its third annual "Breakfast for Champions."
Timothy Wilson, of Northeast, who attended McKinley High School, and Benjamin Tett, of Le Droit Park, who attended Dunbar High School in Northwest, received scholarships from Randy Zeibert, vice president of Duke Zeibert's Restaurant. Wilson has been the host of a show televised by the Broadcast Factory on Howard University's Channel 32, and will attend the University of the District of Columbia in the fall. Tett will attend Oberlin College in Ohio.
The third recipient is Michael Coles, also of Northeast, who attended Eastern High School. His scholarship was paid for by Ronald Paul, an associate of Zeibert. For two years, Coles was a member of Eastern's 500 Club, which entitles students with all A's and B's to receive a $500 scholarship toward college. Coles will attend Harvard University this fall.
Dazette Rucker, of Marshall Heights, a graduate of Spingarn High School, received $500 from the staff of the Gifted/Talented Education Program. Though she did not qualify for one of the three scholarships, she impressed the staff with her ability to overcome a difficult family situation and still excel academically and become editor of the school newspaper, according to a program spokesman. Rucker will attend the University of the District of Columbia this fall.
About 200 people attended the June 8 breakfast where the awards were presented. Guests included Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, Miss Black America Paula Gwinn, TransAfrica Executive Director Randall Robinson and Marilyn Quayle, among others. Boy, 9, Gets Scholarship
Vernon Oakes, a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit Learning Center in Shaw, was so impressed with the improvement of a student in the center's afternoon program that he decided to give the 9-year-old a college scholarship.
Dwight Fields Jr., a fourth-grader at Seaton Elementary School in Northwest, came to the Learning Center's after-school program this year to improve his math and computer science skills. By the time school year ended, Dwight had made his school's honor roll. The $500 scholarship will be set aside in a special bank account until Dwight turns 18 and is enrolled in college.
The Learning Center was created to help students in the Shaw neighborhood with after-school programs in math and science.