Pr. George's Opera Picks New Director
Marjorie Lynch, a 35-year resident of Prince George's County, has been appointed executive director of Prince George's Opera.
Lynch, active with the Prince George's County public schools, most recently served as PTA president at High Point High School.
Lynch danced with the Washington Civic Ballet Company and has appeared in several community theater productions. In addition to performing, Lynch has worked in all aspects of production, from producing, assistant directing, and set and costume design.
Students Win Awards
Ten area black students won awards competing at the NAACP's 13th Annual "Olympics of the Mind" contest in Los Angeles. The contest, officially called Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, rewards students for outstanding achievement in 24 categories of the sciences, humanities and the visual and performing arts.
Three students won gold medals, which bring a $1,000 prize and computers. They are Craig Rice, a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring who won in biology; Opal J. Booth, of Damascus High School for original essay; and Cerece L. Rennie, a graduate of Stone Ridge school in Bethesda for photography.
Two students at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring won bronze medals and $500 each: Kevin Allen, in the category of oratory; and Catheryn Elliott, for music composition.
The remaining winners are: Leonard Evans, painting, and Keyontia Hawkins, music vocal classical, from the Baltimore School of the Arts; Camara Kambon, music composition and music instrumental contemporary, Friends School, Baltimore; Marlo Rae Swan, sculpture, Rockville High School; Cathy Elliott, music composition, Springbrook High School, Silver Spring; and Terry Forrest, music vocal classical, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Water Manager Honored
Michael P. Bonk, manager of the North Wastewater Region for Anne Arundel County's Department of Utilities, was selected as the only recipient in the United States for the Collection System Award by the Water Pollution Control Federation.
The Collection System Award, established in 1973, honors individuals for outstanding contributions to the practical application of an original concept that expands the known techniques of wastewater collection.
Bonk joined the department in 1983 and manages 120 employees, 700 miles of sewer lines, 110 pumping stations, 78 miles of force main and a 15 million gallon-a-day water reclamation facility.
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