Trip to Indonesia
Three District high school students will be flying to Asia tomorrow for an all-expense paid tour of Indonesia. Che-wah Lee of Banneker Senior High School, LaTina Johnson of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Ruby Hardy of Eastern Senior High School were selected for the trip after winning an essay contest.
The students wrote about Indonesia's history, landscape and customs. The contest was sponsored by the Republic of Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, Mobil Oil Corp. and the D.C. public schools.
"They tell me geography has not been a popular field of study here," said Indonesian Ambassador Abdul Rachman Ramly. "But these young people are evidence that some, at least, are eager to learn about other nations."
The students, who will live with Indonesian families for a week, will tour temples and museums and meet with Indonesian students. IBM Analyst Joins GWU
Peter Keiller, a program analyst for International Business Machines Corp. has joined George Washington University for a year as a visiting professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
A resident of Olney, Keiller, who received master's degrees from Howard University and George Washington, is a volunteer in IBM's faculty loan program, which grants full pay to volunteers. Keiller's one-year stint will include assisting in the engineering school's minority education programs. 21st Century Scholarships
District high school graduates David Alladin and Sasha King are freshmen at George Washington University this fall as the first recipients of the school's 21st Century Scholarship program. In the next decade, the program will enable 50 gifted students from the District to attend the university free of tuition, room and board and textbook costs.
King, a June graduate of Banneker High School, is undecided on her major; Alladin, a June graduate of Calvin Coolidge High School, is studying engineering. Teacher Attends Workshop
Genesta R. Guirty, a teacher at Davis Elementary School in Southeast, spent two weeks this summer at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as one of 115 elementary school teachers from across the country selected to participate in teaching workshops in aerospace science with some of the nation's top space scientists.
Selected from among 1,000 applicants, Guirty and the other teachers received briefings on the latest aerospace projects and related bio-medical, geological and navigational research developments. The crash course with center engineers is designed to help teachers develop related classroom materials and teaching strategies using hands-on science techniques. Youth Attends Teen Summit
Robyn Williams, 16, a sophomore at Dunbar High School, represented the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington last month at a national summit on teen stress.
At the one-day summit in New York City, sponsored by the Boys Clubs of America and titled "Coping in a Stressful World," youths representing 49 states and the District met with experts on youth issues.
Robyn is enrolled in Dunbar's pre-engineering program. She has been active in the Family Life Center branch of the Boys & Girls Club for seven years, and recently was named her club's 1990 Youth of the Year.
She recently received the bronze medal congressional award from the Downtown Jaycees, the achievement award from the local Optimist Club and the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award.