Suitland residents Jovita Tolbert, a student at Grace Brethren Christian High School, and Treva Lindsey, a student at Sidwell Friends School, each received a $1,750 scholarship from Discover Card's eighth annual scholarship competition for high school seniors. They were two of nine state winners chosen based on grade point average, special talents, leadership, unique endeavors, obstacles overcome and community service.
Mickey Moscynski, a graduate student in scenic design at the University of Maryland at College Park, was awarded the 1999 Jim Henson Award for Projects Related to Puppetry. He was honored with the award for his puppet design for university theater's 1999-2000 production of "The Fable of Macbeth."
Girl Scouts Honored
Awards recently were presented to several Prince George's County Girl Scouts. Ebony Dowdy, 15; Sharita Swann, 15; Marcia Bundy, 17; Shakuwra Harrington, 16; Nykia Ouzts, 15; and Shani Wilkins, 17; from Oxon Hill High School; Eugenia Brown, 16, from DuVal High School; and Iesha Morgan, 17, from Suitland High School all received the Silver Trefoil--the highest award by the Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital. The award for 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders honors girls for completing at least 150 community service hours on the international, federal, state and local levels.
This is the first time in Service Unit Five, which includes nine troops from Glass Manor and Oxon Hill, that so many girls earned the Silver Trefoil award.
In addition, Memuna Kamara, 15, from Oxon Hill High School received the Silver Award--the highest award in Girl Scouts for girls in seventh, eighth and ninth grades. To earn the award, Kamara performed more than 30 hours of community service and completed three service-related interest projects.
Tributes for Laurel Resident
Laurel resident Stefanie K. Bartro received two awards from North Greenville College in South Carolina. She was chosen by the business faculty for the Business Education Award, which honors one student based on academic excellence, efficiency, cooperation and involvement in extracurricular activities. She also was selected to receive the American Legion Citizenship Award, which is presented to a student who exemplifies qualities such as character, strong academics and personal integrity.
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