Student-Athlete Gets Scholarship
Montgomery County resident Marc Bason, a 1990 Gaithersburg High School graduate and football quarterback who is attending the University of Maryland, was awarded a $500 scholarship by the First National Bank of Maryland.
Bason was chosen most valuable player among the Maryland High School All-Stars in the recent Big 33 Football Classic in Hershey, Pa. The Big 33 is an annual football showdown between Maryland and Pennsylvania high school all-star teams. It started in 1958.
During this year's game, which the Pennsylvania all-stars won 42-28, Bason scored on two touchdowns for the Maryland team.
Teacher is Mrs. Md. USA
Brenda von Ratenkranz, 33, a teacher at Oak View Elementary School in Montgomery County, has been chosen Mrs. Maryland USA for 1991. As the winner, von Ratenkranz will represent Maryland at the Nov. 4 Mrs. USA Pageant in Irving, Tex., which will be televised at later dates.
Von Ratenkranz, a resident of Woodbine, has been married for eight years and has two children.
Fran Gedra, governor of the Toastmasters Club of Washington, was selected area Governor of the Year and elected division lieutenant governor for the National Capital District.
Gedra competed for the honor with more than 25 area governors representing more than 200 clubs in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
Her new responsibilities will include monitoring financial records, developing officer training programs and implementing strategy for more than 20 area clubs.
Gedra, a native of Baltimore, also is a member of the D.C. Advanced Speakers Club.
Youth Advisory Council
Prince George's County Executive Parris N. Glendening has appointed 16 new members to the 1990 Youth Advisory Council. Glendening created the council in 1986 to encourage youth participation in decisions on services and programs for youth as well as appointments of youth to state and local boards and commissions. It also serves as a direct source of communication to students in the county's schools.
The following students were selected to serve one-year terms on the council: Stacey Blavett, Frederick Douglass High; Julita Braxton and Amanda Principe, Elizabeth Seton High; William "Eric" Burton, Surrattsville High; Darian Burwell, Eleanor Roosevelt High; Jennifer DeLaRosa, Jonathan England and Dana Duncan, Oxon Hill High; Natalie Eshleman, Bowie High; Thomas Gay II, Laurel High; Carmen Gregg and Tracie Papantones, Suitland High; Scott McIlnay, Friendly High; Zeba Qaadri, Fairmont Heights High; Kristen Robinson, Potomac High; and Mikki Waid, LaRein High.
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