Odenton resident Mary Lilly of the Van Bokkelen Boys and Girls Club received the 2003 Youth of the Year award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for her leadership abilities, academic achievement, moral character, initiative and community service.

The 14-year-old ninth-grader at Arundel High School plays junior varsity basketball and is an honor roll student who performs with the Kingdom Builders Church of God in Christ choir. Last year she won first place in the "Invention Project" division of the Maryland State Middle School Mathalon by building a lever out of plastic straws.

Mary hopes to attend SpelmanCollege in Atlanta in 2006.

Annapolis resident Susan Claire Pheiffer was recognized for academic excellence during the fall semester by being named to the dean's list at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Pheiffer, an Annapolis High School graduate and a public policy studies major, has a 3.5 grade point average. The junior is also a member of Dickinson's varsity lacrosse team. She is a volunteer tutor and works at a Pennsylvania animal shelter. Pheiffer, daughter of Annapolis residents Tom and Susan Pheiffer, hopes to work for the protection of animals through public policy.

Annapolis resident Megan Cogal McVea was recently honored by the Maryland Association of Community Services for Persons With Developmental Disabilities during an awards banquet Jan. 23 at the BWI Sheraton Hotel in Linthicum.

McVea, 32, was one of 30 Maryland residents who received the award for volunteering in their communities, staying active and meeting the challenges of daily life while struggling with a physical disability. McVea has been in a wheelchair since she was 17 and currently works as a receptionist at The Arc of Anne Arundel County.

North Arundel Hospital's Mammography Department has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology, which serves more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists with comprehensive health care programs and services.

North Arundel Hospital's mammography department conducted nearly 1,000 procedures in 2002. This is the first year that the hospital's mammography department has received an accreditation award.

Joyce Hranicka , Dave Marsiglia and Dawn Charest have been awarded North Arundel Hospital's "People Who Care'' award for their work in promoting a positive image of the hospital within their communities.

Hranicka, of Glen Burnie, is a human resources assistant and has worked for the hospital for 21 years. Before that she worked at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

Marsiglia, of Middle River, is a radiology transporter and has worked for the hospital for 23 years. He is known for his excellent customer service.

Charest, of Linthicum Heights, is a receptionist in the rehabilitation department and has worked at the hospital for two years.

Nominations for the award were submitted by co-workers and hospital staff.

All three North Arundel employees received a gift check for $100, a reserved hospital parking space, an award pen and a certificate of appreciation. They will be honored during an awards ceremony in May.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers