Suitland Student

Wins Youth Honor Prince George's County presented Ryan J. Richardson of Cheverly with the Most Beautiful Youth Award. Richardson, 17, a senior at Suitland High School, has maintained a 3.84 grade point average.

He volunteers at the Summer Day Camp for the Bladensburg Community Center, plays the guitar for the Music Ministry at his church and prepares and delivers food baskets to shelters for the homeless. He serves as treasurer for the school band, co-captain of the wrestling team and president of the Reading Club. He is listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students for the second consecutive year.

The Most Beautiful Youth awards program recognizes the leadership, creativity, academic achievement and community service of outstanding young residents. Richardson will represent Prince George's County at a statewide recognition ceremony in Annapolis on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Seton

Holds Open House

Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg will hold its annual open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. All seventh- and eighth-grade girls and their families are welcome to tour the school and meet with the faculty and students. Elizabeth Seton High School, at 5715 Emerson St. in Bladensburg, is the largest Catholic secondary school for young women in the Archdiocese of Washington. For more information, call Jeanne Daly at 301-864-4532.

Elizabeth Seton also announces that it has been awarded five $500 Exxon/Mobil Education Alliance Grants. The grants will be used to buy a computer for the math department, provide tuition assistance for families in financial need, and fund the school's Bayley Program, which addresses the needs of at-risk young women.

The Educational Alliance program provides Exxon/Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their community through education grants to neighborhood schools.

Clinton Christian Raises $11,000 Clinton Christian School in Upper Marlboro held its second annual Commitment Dinner for parents, faculty, staff and alumni at the Colony South Hotel in Clinton on Oct. 17 with more than 300 guests attending. The school received $11,000 in pledges toward the purchase of a satellite system. Clinton Christian School is 37 years old and offers a college preparatory education with a Biblical world view.

College Foundation Awards Dinner Set

The Prince George's Community College Foundation invites the public to attend its 2002 awards dinner. Honorees are Gov. Parris N. Glendening (D) and Verizon, for its support of the governor's community college technology initiatives.

Proceeds will fund academic scholarships, laboratory and technology equipment and faculty development at the college.

The dinner will be held Nov. 14 at Martin's Crosswinds, at 7400 Greenway Center Dr. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by dinner and program at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $125. Speakers include Glendening; Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.); Col. David B. Mitchell, superintendent of Maryland State Police; and Carl E. Smith, area manager for external affairs for Verizon.

For information on tickets and sponsorship, call 301-322-0858.

-- Willie Pugh

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Ryan J. Richardson was recognized by the county for his many achievements.