Reading Program

More than 140 youngsters recently completed the Prince George's Plaza's Summer Reading Program and received certificates marking the milestone.

Top readers--based on age category--also were given backpacks, mouse pads, pencil kits, phone cards and more books from the national Reading Is Fundamental program. The readers and the number of books they read are Ikechi Nwosu Jr., 7, of Riverdale, 44 books; Da'Von T. Moody, 4, of Adelphi, 19; Raquel B. Mejias, 11, of Adelphi, 13; Amber Peters, 6, of Lanham, 30; Denzel Ship, 6, of Lanham, 25; Chloe Yates, 6, of Adelphi, 27; Jovan Shipp, 5, of Mount Rainier, 58; Ijeoma Nwosu, 5, of Riverdale, 44; Jonathan Gibbs, 9, of Hyattsville, 6 books; and La'Shayla Cobb, 5, of Bowie, 18.

At the beginning of the summer, Prince George's Plaza distributed free books along with a tracking sheet to parents for children ages 5 to 12.

Honor Society

Two Laurel residents have been inducted into honor societies at Syracuse University in New York.

Danielle Gayle Stein, a senior majoring in public communication, was inducted into the university's chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha. The society for students in journalism and mass communication recognizes academic excellence. Those inducted must rank in the top 10 percent and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in upper-level journalism or mass communication courses.

Jacqueline Runner, a 1998 graduate of the College of Nursing, recently was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, the second-largest nursing organization in the United States. The society recognizes superior achievement in nursing, encourages leadership development, fosters high nursing standards and strengthens commitment to the ideals of the profession. Membership is earned by excellence in academic work.

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