Young Inventor Receives Award

Akhil Rastogi, of Fairfax, was recently selected 1990 State Third Grade Winner for Virginia by Invent America! for his invention "E-Z Gallon."

The Olde Creek Elementary School third-grader created a pouring spout that attaches to the neck of gallon jugs to prevent spilling.

Invent America! is sponsored by the United States Patent Model Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that wants to focus attention on the pursuit of ideas in the global marketplace.

The nationwide program is in its fourth year.

Herbalist Honored

Ruth Smith, of Arlington, was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement by the Herb Society of America.

The certificate, awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the study of herbs, was presented to Smith for her study of native American plants with an emphasis on North American Indian uses of plants.

Eagle Scouts

oleman E. Stipes, of Paul VI High School, and Tyson Wade Erdman, of Robinson Secondary School, were recently presented the rank of Eagle Scout.

For his project, Stipes researched, identified and mapped 10 cemeteries at the Quantico Marine Base for the Prince William County Historical Commission.

Erdman orchestrated a conservation project in Prince William Forest Park involving the restoration of forest canopy and the halt of soil erosion.

Virginia Scholars

ifteen high school students from Northern Virginia were recently honored as 1990-91 Virginia Scholars.

The Virginia Scholars Program, established in 1983, is open to outstanding seniors from Virginia high schools and graduates from state-supported two-year colleges who plan to attend Virginia institutions of higher education in the fall.

The 1990 Virginia Scholars are: Kristin Bruhl, of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; Stephen B. Chadwick, of Thomas Jefferson High School; Alexander M. Davis, of West Potomac High School; Adam Daniel Friedman, of Wakefield High School; Ellen Katherine Herman, of Thomas Jefferson High School.

John C. McCanless, of Lake Braddock Secondary School; Tonya Patrice McDonald, of Chantilly High School; David LeLand McElfresh, of Mount Vernon High School; Han Chung Park, of Thomas Jefferson High School; Bryan Charles Rourke, of St. Stephen's High School.

Julie Hayden Sandlin, of Thomas Jefferson High School; Deborah A. Stalford, of W.T. Woodson High School; Jennifer Wickland, of McLean High School; Scott Michael Witherell, of Woodbridge High School; and Edward Wong, of T.C. Williams High School.

Metro Workers Cited

odney L. Croson, of Alexandria, was recently named Metrobus Supervisor of the Year by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Croson, primary Metrobus coordinator for special events in Northern Virginia, has fostered an excellent relationship between Metro and community organizations, schools, police and fire departments, according to the transit authority.

E. Donna McEntee, of Arlington, recently received the authority's Meritorious Achievement Award.

McEntee, director of Administrative Services at the authority since 1983, was presented with the award for her outstanding service.

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