Oakton Teen Wins Sports Jamboree

Heather Sailes, of Oakton, recently placed in the 12th International Sports Jamboree for the Handicapped held at North Bend State Park near Parkersburg, W.Va. Sailes, 15, participated in sports for the physically impaired and won first place in the bicycle race and team softball; second place in free throws; and third place in the pilot race.

Sailes was sponsored by the George Washington Chapter 102 of the Telephone Pioneers of America. The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

National Merit Scholarships

Four Fairfax County public school students are among an additional group of about 950 high school seniors who were awarded college-sponsored scholarships in the 1990 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The students were selected by sponsoring colleges and universities and must use their scholarships at the sponsoring institutions. Fairfax recipients, their high schools and sponsoring institutions are: Matthew C. Elder, Woodson High School, Virginia Tech; Debra E. Houry, Woodson High School, Emory University; Siri L. Matthews, Herndon High School, Virginia Tech; and Andrew D. Boyko, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia Tech.

Winners will receive $250 to $2,000 for each year of undergraduate study at the sponsoring institution.

Communication Award

Norman Chaudet, of Vienna, was recently presented with the Toastmasters International Communication Achievement Award by the Vienna Toastmasters Club. Chaudet came to Fairfax County schools in 1954 and taught and coached sports at Herndon High School, Falls Church High and James Madison High, where he also was director of athletics when the school opened in 1959.

While at Madison, he directed school musicals for 10 years. He established the Vienna Theatre Company in 1974.

Nurses Win Awards

Preston Caruthers Family Nursing Scholarship Endowment presented Cindy Burgett, Maria Caro, Sheila Caulfield, Rena Grimmer, Anne Hodgson, Hope Pennestri, Adora Seidlinger and Sandra York with nursing scholarships.

The Arlington Anesthesiology Associates Inc. Scholarship was awarded to Mary Beth Winkeljohn; Linda Post received the Christine S. Dolan, R.N., Scholarship; Gail Weinstein received the Dr. John P. Mandanis Scholarship; Kathryn Fay was awarded the first Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship; Mary Ellen Gannon received the Virginia "Pinkie" Byrnes Memorial Scholarship; Florence Wilson was awarded the Ben and Betty Cooper Nursing Scholarship; Martha Stanford was awarded the Marian Adele Devron Nursing Scholarship and Leo Rourke received the Milton L. Drewer Jr. Scholarship.

Five nurses were awarded scholarships from the H.L. Harris Trust: Vicki Davis, Julie Nirschl, Cathy Martin, Evelyn Vardimen and Pamela Whitlow. Susan Vilella received the Helen Massara Lafkas Scholarship; Linda Croom was awarded the Virginia S. Lampe Memorial Scholarship; Shokoofeh MacKinnon was awarded the Charles F. Linger Memorial Scholarship; Carolyn Moore was awarded the Northwest Arlington Lions Club Scholarship; Nam Gerrits received the Louise S. Olmstead Scholarship; and Roy Ellis received the Ernest D. Wilt Memorial Scholarship.

Student Makes Eagle Scout

Justin D. Karjala, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Karjala's project was completed at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton. The erosion control project involved placing and staking landscaping timbers up a long, steep hill to make steps. Space between the timbers was filled with truckloads of mulch. Ash and sweet gum saplings were planted, and a rope fence was installed to prevent walking on the bank.

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