P. G. Teacher Honored
K. Gale Waibel, a teacher at Calverton Elementary School in Prince George's County, is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.
The award, established in 1983 by President Reagan and Congress, is given annually to 216 teachers.
Waibel has been a teacher for 16 years, eight in the Prince George's public schools.
Community Service Award
Juanita Irving, 18, of Hyattsville, has been chosen one of eight national recipients of the Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community.
The $5,000 award, presented annually by the Hitachi Foundation to young people who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, may be used at the discretion of the recipient.
Irving is a June graduate of Georgetown Day High School in the District, which she attended on a four-year scholarship.
While attending Georgetown Day, Irving revitalized a school multicultural organization, SHADES, which addresses controversial issues.
She also did volunteer work with the Sasha Bruce House for runaways, Martha's Kitchen for the homeless, and St. Elizabeths Hospital.
Silver Spring resident Peter J. Harris was among the writers whose works were presented Saturday at the Historic Takoma Park Theatre in an event celebrating the publication of "Breaking the Ice, the New Anthology of African American Fiction."
Harris read from his comedy, "The Vampire Who Drinks Gospel Music," which is included in the anthology.
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