B-CC training leaders
Feb. 19, 1997

B-CC training leaders

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B-CC training leaders

Fourteen high-schoolers, 12 from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, were selected last week to become 21st century leaders. Beginning in a few weeks, the sophomores and juniors will take part in eight leadership training seminars in the first Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program. This summer, they'll apply their skills to a 200-hour community service project and be eligible for a $1,000 stipend. The seminars are led by Bruce Adams, former Montgomery County Council president.

"I am very excited about this opportunity to work with 14 outstanding students to make the Bethesda area a stronger community," Adams said in a prepared statement.

Here are the participants: Lauren Beck, Kathyrn Dunkelberger, Joanna Edie, Matthew Epperly, Alisdair McKay and Julie Nelson of Bethesda; Michelle Diaz, Maki Grossnock, David Hutchinson and Zachary Pincus-Roth (Richard Montgomery) of Chevy Chase; Johnny Boursiquot and Susan Jones of Silver Spring; and Anand Reddi and Kristine Schmitz (Academy of the Holy Cross) of Kensington.

The program was started with a grant from the foundation of Julius and Dorothy Lazarus, once owners of a Bethesda shoe store.

Peace contest

Peace can be rewarding.

Winners of an essay contest about peace open to all Maryland public and private middle-schoolers could net up to $300. The contest, sponsored by the Montgomery County Chapter of Peace Action, asks: "What can students contribute to peace, justice and tolerance?" in an essay limited to 1,200 words. The top three winners get $300, $200 and $100. Essays must be submitted by Feb. 28. Call Don Grubbs at 431-3439.

Monte Carlo

The casino wheel will be spinning March 1 when the Academy of the Holy Cross hosts Monte Carlo night.

The fund-raiser includes casino games, hors d'oeuvres, a silent and live auction, raffle and cash bar. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Each participant receives $100 in "fun money" to play games. The academy is at 4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington. Call 871-6862 or 681-7091.

High tech

Students from Walt Whitman High School will demonstrate their Web surfing skills at an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21.

See the school's innovative Home Page and find out how the school uses the Internet and digital editing.

Call 320-6583 or e-mail, mchopra@whitman.gmu.edu.

Local finalist

Nick Hill of Bethesda is one of five finalists from Montgomery Blair (100 total) in the 15th Annual Duracell/NSTA Scholarship Competition. The students built battery-powered devices.

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