Maj. Lawrence H. Sedgwick Jr., a 22-year veteran of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, has been named career firefighter of the year by the Maryland American Legion. Sedgwick, a Bowie resident, is married and has two sons and two grandchildren.

Craig A. Moe, the mayor of Laurel, was reelected to a one-year term on the Maryland Municipal League's board of directors at the group's annual convention in June. Founded in 1936, the league represents 157 municipalities and two special taxing districts in Maryland. Through the National League of Cities, it works with federal lawmakers on behalf of municipalities and offers urban research programs and a national information exchange for municipal governments.

Teresa Ann Crisman and James E. McClelland Sr. were recently recognized by the Maryland State Firemen's Association for their participation and achievements last year in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department.

Crisman, a past president of the Prince George's County ladies auxiliary and a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Greenbelt and Branchville fire stations, received the Silver Spring Trophy for her efforts in community fire prevention and the Jane Todd Award, given to a ladies auxiliary member for fire prevention efforts. She is a regular participant in countywide fire-prevention events, including the Labor Day Festival in Greenbelt. She will serve as lead coordinator of Risk Watch, a nationally recognized fire prevention program for children, at the Frances Fuchs Special Center in Beltsville. Crisman also works on Pepper's Pals, a program created to help spread the fire-prevention message by mail.

McClelland, a volunteer chief of the Capitol Heights fire station and volunteer operations commander of the Fire/EMS Department, was named the Maryland State Firemen's Association firefighter of the year. McClelland serves on several committees and as a delegate to state and county conventions. He also takes part in fire prevention events and responds to fire calls, in the Capitol Heights area and elsewhere in Prince George's. McClelland earned two emergency service awards in 2003.

McDaniel College, a private college in Westminster, Md., has announced its Prince George's County honor students for the 2004 spring semester. The following students earned highest honors for a grade-point average of 3.80 to 4.30: Rachel Lynn Hurley and Jacqueline Kay Kellner, Bowie; Ronnetta Diane Casson, Capitol Heights; Kimberly Ann Boykin, Fort Washington; Ashley N. Ramos, Landover; Katherine A. Bowen and Alexandra Elizabeth Hill, Laurel; Deyandria M. Logan, Suitland; and Allison Elizabeth Boyd, Upper Marlboro.

Receiving high honors for a grade-point average of 3.60 to 3.79 were Rachael Louise Dickey and Tamia Shante Everett, Bowie; Rosslyn Angela Benn, Cheverly; John Pence Freundel and Jessica Susanne Watson, Fort Washington; LaShawn Victoria Eley, Glenn Dale; Warren Timothy Sims, Lanham; Artina Marie Young, Mitchellville; and Shante Lenise Williams, Upper Marlboro.

Honors for an average of 3.40 to 3.59 went to Crystal Joesell Radford and Christen J. Radford, Bladensburg; Fetihe Towfik Abdulwahab, Casey E. Decker, Farzin Farzad, Bradley Joel Williams and Ronnie Adam Wooten, Bowie; Erica Michelle Wormley, Capitol Heights; Mark D. Wheeler, Clinton; Hortense M. Barber and Dixie Leigh Clough, College Park; Kennedra Charise Tucker, District Heights; Tia Shevon Lawrence, Forestville; Dinah Naomi Pyles, Fort Washington; Melvina Hectoria Coker, Hyattsville; Christopher Leland Assing, Kettering; Mayen Enogong Edet, Lindsay Linnea O'Steen and Alejandra Marie Rivera, Laurel; and Kova D. Blake, Upper Marlboro.

Rahel Hollis Denboba, a graduate of the Elizabeth Seton High School Class of 2002, has been named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The New Carrollton resident is a junior majoring in criminal justice at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has made the dean's list twice.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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