Man Donates Prize To Scholarship Fund
Steven Newby, of Montgomery County, won first prize in the National Investment Challenge, a stock market competition sponsored by Financial News Network and USA Today that airs on Cable TV Montgomery. Newby became a winner by converting a $500,000 play money portfolio into $1.5 million.
Newby donated his $50,000 prize to Project Excellence, a District-based foundation that provides college scholarships to black students who demonstrate outstanding writing or speaking skills.
Newby decided to donate his prize after reading an article about a stockbroker who was trying to decide what kind of fur coat to buy his wife with his money. "I decided by giving it to the kids, the community would benefit," he said.
2 Win Service Awards
Barbara V. Budd, of Gaithersburg, and Brian Hall, of Rockville, were selected to receive the annual Henry L. Dixon award for outstanding community service, presented by the Montgomery County Community Action Board.
Budd was chosen to receive the adult award for her efforts to promote the welfare of low-income citizens in Montgomery County. Hall was selected for the youth award for his work with the East Rockville/Lincoln Park Drug Prevention program.
The Henry L. Dixon Awards were established in memory of the former Community Action Board member who died in 1983.
Young Volunteer Honored
Eric Burket, of Arnold, was one of 10 finalists of the 1990 JCPenney National Golden Rule Youth Award program. The Golden Rule Award recognizes volunteer groups and individuals 18 and younger who, through volunteer work, play a vital role in improving the quality of life for others.
Burket, as president of the Broadneck chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America, led a group of elementary students in cleaning the school grounds and parking area at Annapolis Elementary School, in response to the Anne Arundel County Beautification project. Burket also played a key role in starting the Broadneck Thanksgiving and Christmas Canned Goods Drive project buy and plant trees in Broadneck,END NOTES and assisted in producing a 30-second commercial to promote Junior Achievement.
Psychologist Gets Post
Kevin P. Dwyer, a Bethesda resident and Montgomery County school psychologist, recently was selected chairman of the National Joint Committee for Learning Disabilities at its semiannual meeting in Tampa.
The committee is composed of nine organizations that address important issues related to the field of learning disabilities.
Dwyer, a school psychologist for 25 years, provides services to students with learning disabilities at Walter Johnson High School and Tilden Intermediate School in Montgomery County.
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