Ryan Lee, 15, of Upper Marlboro was among 12 students from across the country who took part in a summer weather camp at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Howard University. The camp allowed students who are considering careers in atmospheric science to try hands-on activities and to visit the National Weather Service and other organizations. Lee is a junior at DeMatha Catholic High School.

Mark Davey, 20, of Upper Marlboro has received the International Scholarship Award from the Delta Chi Educational Foundation. The award is granted to student members of the Delta Chi fraternity who have excelled in academics, served in leadership positions in a local chapter and volunteered in the community. The award includes a $375 prize. Davey is a student at East Carolina University; he expects to graduate in May with a degree in business. He is a 2002 graduate of DeMatha High School.

Denise Ross of Clinton is the new homeless-education coordinator for the county's public schools. A 21-year veteran of the school system, Ross began filling the role in June. Her primary responsibilities will involve informing low-income families and students of their rights in the school system and providing referrals for medical care. Ross will also be responsible for ensuring that homeless students are enrolled in school; that they have the uniforms, supplies and transportation they need; and that they have access to the same opportunities and services available to other students. Ross received bachelor's and master's degrees in speech pathology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and completed coursework for pupil personnel work certification at Trinity and Bowie State universities.

-- Compiled by Y.B. THOMPSON

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