Three Arlington residents have received 2004 Dolan Nursing Scholarships. Sponsored by the Arlington Community Foundation, the scholarships aim to help bring well-trained nurses into the community. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. The winners are Evangeline Balino, Amanda Cristoe and Brandi McMann.

Three Alexandria teachers have been selected to travel abroad this academic year through the Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program.

Ian Hochberg, a Latin teacher at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, will travel to Rome, where he will study museums and monuments.

Lucas Jacob, an English teacher at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, will travel to Hungary, where he will teach at a Budapest high school.

Lilia Lopez, principal at Mount Vernon Community School, will travel to Uruguay to educate students and teachers about U.S. teaching methods and teach English as a Second Language and volunteer involvement.

The Fulbright program, established by Congress, aims to increase international relations between the United States and other countries. The recipients are selected based on academic and professional achievement.

The Songfellows singing group and Citizen Corps Council leader Kim Smith are recipients of the Governor's Community Service and Volunteerism Awards.

The Songfellows are a group of Arlington senior citizens who have spent thousands of hours volunteering at local churches, nursing homes and other venues since 1972.

Smith is the chairman of the Education Task Group of the Arlington Citizen Corps Council.

Alexandria Country Day School teacher Whitney Caldwell was awarded the Earthwatch Fellowship. The science teacher traveled to the islands of Barbados and Carriacou this month as part of a team studying damselfish, a rare and endangered species that inhabits coral reefs.

-- Compiled by MIYA WISEMAN

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