Benefit for Cancer Society

St. Vincent Pallotti High School Youth Ministry Team will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. June 9 for the Laurel Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society, which will be held June 12.

The fundraiser will be held at the North Laurel Pizza Hut, 9155 Maier Rd. and Route 1, Laurel. Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of the sales to the American Cancer Society. There also will be a student-run carwash; 100 percent of those donations will go to the cancer society.

To make a donation to the society, address a check or money order to American Cancer Society, attention Youth Ministry Team, and mail it before June 18 to St. Vincent Pallotti High School, 113 St. Mary's Pl., Laurel, Md. 20707.

For more information call Nancy Vawter, Youth Ministry Team leader, at 301-725-3228.

10 Scholarships Awarded

Ten high-achieving students in Prince George's County were awarded scholarships by the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at its 12th annual Scholarship Luncheon Fashion Show.

The program was held Sunday at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt.

Susan Kidd, anchorwoman for WRC, NBC Channel 4, and a member of the sorority, was mistress of ceremonies.

Ten scholarships of $1,000 each went to the following high school students:

Tiffany Carter, Largo High School; Serenity Garnette, Flowers High School; Anice Hagler, Flowers High School; Deanna Jefferson, Flowers High School; Kirk Jefferson, Potomac High School; Carl McCall Jr., Roosevelt High School; Lauren McKenzie, Roosevelt High School; Mikala Streeter, Flowers High School; James Turner Jr., Flowers High School; and Tenesha Williams, Bladensburg High School.

The sorority has awarded more than $210,000 in scholarships to students in Prince George's under the auspices of the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County.

College President Honored

The Prince George's County Board of Trade honored Ronald A. Williams, president of Prince George's Community College, as Citizen of the Year at a dinner Tuesday at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt.

The Board of Trade presents the award annually.

"Prince George's Community College is a staple in this community," Petey Green, president of the Board of Trade, said in a statement. "Since Dr. Williams joined the college, we have seen marked improvement in what the college does for this community."

The Prince George's County Board of Trade promotes local small-business interests.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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