Seal Team Member Honored
Quarter Master 2nd Class James Emerson Golladay, of Silver Spring, will receive the Bronze Star in ceremonies tomorrow at the Naval Education Training Command in Newport, R.I. Golladay, 21, was a member of the Navy's Seal Team 4, which participated in the 1989 invasion of Panama. Golladay is being cited for "heroic achievement in connection with combat operations while serving as a rifleman," a naval spokesman said.
Golladay is studying at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, and plans to enter the Naval Academy in Annapolis this fall as part of the class of 1995.
Md. Student Attends Summit
Thomas Sigler, a fourth-grade student at Lothian Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, participated in the first International Barbie Children's Summit held in New York last month.
Thomas was one of 40 children representing 27 nations who voted on their choice of the most important issues affecting children today. The children declared the most urgent issue to be the threat to world peace, followed by drug abuse and hunger.
Programs that help solve these major problems will receive monetary support from a fund created by Mattel U.S.A., which sponsored the summit. Mattel pledged to donate a portion of the cost of every Barbie sold during November to the Barbie Summit Fund.
Md. Teen to Play With Symphony
Pianist Karen Tanaka, a 17-year-old senior at Springbrook High School in Rockville, will perform this month with the National Symphony Orchestra after winning the NSO Young Soloists Competition held earlier this year.
Tanaka was one of 54 high school soloists from the Washington area to register for the orchestra's competition in March. Eight musicians were chosen for the final round, which involved a public performance at the Kennedy Center. A panel of judges selected two winners.
Tanaka began playing the piano when she was 4 and made her performance debut with the Honolulu Symphony when she was 13.
Tanaka will perform the first movement of Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor" tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday.
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