Couple Forms Trust For Local Hospitals
Donald O. and Mary Lou Opstad, of Great Falls, recently established a trust that will result in a gift of $1.5 million to benefit Fairfax Hospital Systems after their deaths to help ensure quality health care for members of the community regardless of their ability to pay.
The health care facilities include Fairfax Hospital, Fair Oaks Hospital, Jefferson Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital, as well as Cameron Glen and Commonwealth Care Centers. State Math Awards
Twenty-six Fairfax County public school students, most of whom were from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, were among the top 35 overall scorers in the 11th annual statewide mathematics contest sponsored by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Virginia Commonwealth University. More than 3,150 students participated in the competition.
Byron J. Calhoun, of Langley High School, was first. From Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Theodore M. Barnhill was second; Andrew O. Dittmer and Mark W. Lucianovic tied for third; Mark E. Johns was fourth; Mark D. Otley was fifth; Vikram A. Savkar was sixth; James M. Weiss tied for seventh; Albert C. Lin was ninth; Adam T. Harter tied for 10th; Kwong H. Yung tied for 11th; Gilbert Y. Cheung was 12th; Ivan Avramovic was 13th; Jonathan E. McDunn was 14th; Eli Chen was 16th; and Benjamin A. Ellis and William B. Focke tied for 17th with Chris Halpin, of Langley High. Also from Jefferson, Shawn P. Smith tied for 18th, Eva Moy was 20th, Kelvin L. Cheung and Min-Wei A. Wang tied for 21st and Adrian Banard tied for 22nd. Justin A. Caravella and Brian W. Nenninger, both of Jefferson, tied for 23rd with Henry H. Mitchell, of Woodson High. Top Driver Ed Teacher
James Sorrell, driver education instructor at Woodbridge High School for 22 years, recently was named 1990 Outstanding Driver Education Teacher in Virginia by the Virginia Association of Driver Education and Traffic Safety.
Sorrell, a past president of the association, was a member of the state's Commercial Driver Education Board for four years. He also has been a consultant to the Nigerian and Soviet governments on implementing driver education programs, and an instructor for the Manassas Alcohol Safety Action program. Young Optimists
The Noonday Optimist Club of Fairfax recently recognized the achievements of five students: Iona Gamble, student government association president, and Chris Gremer, president of the Junior Optimist Club, both eighth-graders at Lanier Intermediate School; and from Fairfax High School, seniors Lee Cook, outstanding football player, Cecile Nguyen, of the Junior Optimist Club, and Nate Rasmusson, student body president.
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