Seniors Honored

McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington recently honored 82 high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership within their schools and communities, through the McDonald's Celebrating Diversity Scholars Program.

The recipients were chosen based on an application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or community service leader. Students also were required to write about the lessons they learned through community service, cultural diversity and the importance of education.

This year is the diversity scholars program's first year. Each winner was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship. The students were also honored in a publicity campaign at McDonald's restaurants designed to promote young leaders in the community.

Prince George's County winners:

Trenton Brijbasi, Suitland High School;

Iris Ferrufino, Oxon Hill High School.

Edwina Flores, Fort Washington High School.

Damitra Jackson, Oxon Hill High School.

Megan Lehnerd, St. Johns College High School.

Ellegant Pearson, Oxon Hill High School.

Study Skills Class Offered

The University of Maryland at College Park will sponsor a five-week summer program for high school juniors and seniors looking to sharpen their study skills. The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, June 28 to July 29. The cost is $280.

The program, which is for college-bound students, is part of the Learning Assistance Service of the university's Counseling Center. It includes workshops in textbook reading, listening, note-taking and time management. In addition to other activities, participants will visit two lecture classes to learn more about the transition to college.

For more information, call Shirley Browner at 301-314-7702.

High School Fundraiser

St. Vincent Pallotti High School Youth Ministry Team will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday for the Laurel Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life is scheduled for 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 its sales to the American Cancer Society. Students will also hold a carwash, with 100 percent of donations going to the cancer society.

To make a donation, please send check or money order to the American Cancer Society, ATTN: Youth Ministry Team, 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.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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