Red Cross Honoree

Mary Ann Meek, a volunteer with the Alexandria chapter of the American Red Cross since 1979, was recently presented the Elizabeth E. Smith Award, the chapter's highest honor.

Meek, who has served as chairman of the committee on service to military families and veterans and is a leader in the Thanksgiving Basket program, is a member of the disaster committee at eastern operations headquarters of the American Red Cross.

New Park Treasurer

C. Barrie Cook, of Fairfax City, was recently elected treasurer of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Cook, a 26-year member of the authority, will fill the 1990 term of the late William E. Davies, of Falls Church. Other Park Authority officers are Walter L. Mess, of Falls Church, chairman; Jean R. Packard, of Fairfax County, vice chairman; and Darrell G. Winslow, of Fairfax County, executive director.

Scholar Semifinalists

The National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program recently selected 19 Fairfax County public school seniors as semifinalists for 1991. The 19 were chosen based on their academic achievement. The awards program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Semifinalists and their schools are: Courtney Charneco of Centreville High; Hiroto Orlandella of Chantilly High; Dana Deleon of Falls Church High; Anna Tapia of Hayfield Secondary; Alexis Rozman of Langley High; Adam Casagrande, Emily Kunze and Mark Wolff of South Lakes High; Eduardo Aleman, Marc Bejarano, Ekaterina Butkevich, Marc Garcia, Kingsley Harropwillia, Karena Leon Guerrer, Steven Maceda, James Nix Gomez and Joseph Prim of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; Linda Pino of West Springfield High; and Carlos Kempff of Woodson High.

State Education Post

Edward W. Carr, assistant superintendent for personnel service for Fairfax County schools, was recently named assistant superintendent for governmental relations and communications at the Virginia Department of Education. Carr, who will represent the state superintendent as spokesman and in legislative matters, will also direct the department's public information and community outreach activities.

Rector Elected

Bennett C. Whitlock Jr., of Annandale, was elected rector at Mary Washington College for a two-year term by the Fredricksburg college's Board of Visitors. As rector, Whitlock will serve as chairman of the college's governing board and as a member of the board's executive committee. He has been a member of the Board of Visitors since 1985. Leonard F. Chapman Jr., of Alexandria, was elected vice rector.

New Symphony Deputy

Martha Morris, of Fairfax County, was recently appointed deputy director of the Fairfax Symphony. Morris, the symphony's director of finance and administration since 1989, will assist the executive director in administrative work, including supervising the box office. Mary Cay Campbell, of Fairfax County, was appointed director of development, and Tanya Al-Khafaji, of Fairfax County, was named administrative assistant and box office manager.

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