Gaithersburg Resident Honored For His Work With Youth Club

Gaithersburg resident Archie Avedisian, executive vice president of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, has been named a recipient of the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award.

Avedisian was recognized for his contributions and commitment to drug prevention initiatives in the Washington area.

In naming Avedisian, FBI Director William Sessions said, "In the Washington, D.C., area, there is no one single individual, group or organization which is more totally devoted to the betterment of today's youth than Mr. Avedisian."

Community College Scholarship Winner

Minh Le, of Annapolis, is the first recipient of a full scholarship presented by the College Foundation of Anne Arundel Community College.

Le received the scholarship based on his diligent academic work in the face of obstacles, such as financial hardships and a language barrier. Le has a 4.0 grade point average.

Le, a former refugee from Vietnam, is president of the AACC International Student Association and captain of the college tennis team.

He hopes to receive a master's degree in physical therapy.

Technology Teacher of the Year

Rick Avondet, a science technology teacher at Oxon Hill High School, was named Technology Teacher of the Year for Maryland in the 1990-91 school year.

The International Technology Education Association will honor Avondet at its convention in Salt Lake City in March.

Avondet, a resident of Prince George's County, has spent eight of his fifteen years of teaching at Oxon Hill High School.

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