Donald Lederer, of Fairfax, was recently presented with the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials Lifetime Award. Lederer, former director of the Fairfax County Park Authority, retired in April 1990 after 28 years of service. The Lifetime Award is given to a professional in county level public service who has contributed significantly to the advancement of county park systems.
Nurse Wins Grant
Nan Streeter, a neonatal nurse and consultant for Parent Care Inc. in Alexandria, has been awarded a $15,000 professional services grant from the March of Dimes Defects Foundation. She will use the award to fund the seventh annual international education conference for parents and health professionals seeking to improve pregnancy outcome and the long-term follow-up of neonatal intensive care babies. The conference will be held in Washington in September.
4 Local Scholars
Robert M. Covington of Potomac High School in Prince William County, Amy Evans of Falls Church High School, Davis J. Lange of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County and Lee A. Wright of West Springfield High School are among 49 Virginia high school graduates who have been awarded $1,000 Lee-Jackson Scholarships. The awards are given annually for an essay on the dedication, leadership, integrity or personal character of Civil War Gens. Robert E. Lee or Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.
Freight Engineer Cited
Anthony Falzo, of Alexandria, was recently presented with the Robert P. Connelly medal by Kiwanis International, honoring his heroism. Falzo, an engineer, jumped from a Conrail freight train he was riding in New Jersey and pushed two young brothers away, saving their lives.
The service organization awarded Falzo the medal at its convention in St. Louis. Thanks to Falzo, the younger of the two brothers, 18 months old, escaped with scratches to his forehead and chin after being struck by the train's snow plow.
The Connelly medal, awarded to individuals risking physical harm or death on behalf of others, began in 1966 after Robert P. Connelly, 32, a Kiwanis member in Lisle, Ill., lost his life in an effort to rescue a disabled woman who had fallen into the path of an onrushing passenger train. Both were killed.
James Snoderly, of Fairfax, was recently selected by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for the 1990 Career Firefighter of the Year Award for his seven-year dedication to the Hazardous Materials Response Team. Snoderly is a master technician with the department.
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