Jaqivious C. Wise, a seventh-grader at Milton Somers Middle School in Waldorf, was selected recently to represent his school at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference held last week in Washington. The event is part of a national leadership program for sixth- and seventh-graders. Jaqivious is an honor roll student at Somers and is active in band and his church.

The Calvert County Council of PTAs recently announced that 2005 graduates Kristyn Jeschelnik of Huntingtown High School and Irene McNulty of Calvert High School each received a scholarship from the Maryland PTA. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their interest in a career in education as well as their academic record, financial need, community involvement, character and sponsorship by their local parent-teacher association.

Jeschelnik was Huntingtown's salutatorian this year. She is attending Salisbury University.

McNulty was in the top 5 percent of her graduating class. She is attending the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore.

St. Mary's College of Maryland's Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) circle recently received two national ODK awards: the Circle of Distinction Award and Superior Circle Award. The college was one of 30 schools out of 305 nationwide to have a group receive the Circle of Distinction Award and one of only five to earn the Superior Circle Award. ODK is a national honor society that recognizes leadership in scholarship; athletics; campus, community or religious service and activities; journalism, speech and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts.

Calvert County Special Olympics recently competed at the 2005 Special Olympics Summer Games at Towson University. Calvert's 24 athletes earned 11 gold medals, 10 silvers, a bronze, two fourth-place ribbons, a fifth-place ribbon and two sixth-place ribbons in a variety of events, including swimming, softball, track and field. For more information, to donate money or to volunteer with Special Olympics, call 410-535-7387 or visit www.somdcalvert.org.

Patrick Clague, a 2005 graduate of Northern High School, received a $500 scholarship from All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunderland. He is attending the U.S. Naval Academy, where he plans to study systems engineering.