Area youth recognized in annual library poetry contest
June 12, 2002
Scott Herbstman

Stacie D. Marshall/Special to The Gazette

Caroline Zechter, a sixth-grader at North Bethesda Middle School, Leigh Barkley, a 10th-grader at Richard Montgomery High School and Melissa Schefkind, an eighth-grader at Pyle Middle School, (front row, from left) are the winner's in Davis Library's third annual Teen Poetry Contest. In back (from left) are Rita Tull, adult services librarian, Debbie Katz, president of the Davis Chapter of Friends of the Library, and librarian Kay Bowman.



Davis Library recognized middle and high school-aged poets in the Bethesda library's third annual Teen Poetry Contest.

The first-, second-, and third-place winners were awarded gift certificates to Barnes & Noble.

Leigh Barkley, a 10th-grader at Richard Montgomery High School, won first prize and a $75 certificate for "To Write." Melissa Schefkind, an eighth-grader at Pyle Middle School, won second prize and a $50 certificate for "Daydreams." Caroline Zechter, a sixth-grader at North Bethesda Middle School, won third prize and a $25 certificate for "Time."

Honorable-mention winners received a $10 gift certificate from the bookstore. They are Allison Caplan, seventh-grader at Eastern Middle School; Christopher Cohen, sixth-grader at Cabin John Middle School; Mara Easterbrook, sixth-grader at Cabin John Middle School; Julie Kaufman, seventh-grader at Takoma Park Middle School; Julia Lachman, sixth-grader at The Bullis School; and Huaxing Zhang, ninth-grader at Montgomery Blair High School.

The awards ceremony was held at the library on June 4.

Chamber installs officers, gives awards

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce installed new officers and presented awards at the group's 76th annual Installation and Awards Dinner June 4.

Lilliam Machado of Machado Law Firm is president; Thomas Murphy of Eagle Bank is president-elect; and John Lane of ColumboBank is vice president of budget and finance. Machado and Lane will begin their terms in July. Murphy will become president in July 2003.

In addition to the new officers, the chamber presented the following awards:

Community Service Award, Jane Fox and Al Lefcowitz of The Writer's Center; Police Officer of the Year, Montgomery County Police Officer Peter Sheng;

Public Service Award, Montgomery County Police Capt. Luther Reynolds and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Chief Edward Sherburne; Youth Service Award, Vicky Wood of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School;

Small Business Award, Christina Renshaw of TextDesign; The President's Award, Carol Trawick of Trawick & Associates;

William Prescott Allen Award, John Lane of ColomboBank; and The Rick Masucci Goodwill Award, the employees at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency.

William Prescott Allen was editor and publisher of the Bethesda Tribune and a community activist. The chamber began giving the award in 1970.

Rick Masucci was the former general manager of the Bethesda Hyatt Regency and founder of the Annual Goodwill Dinner. This is the first year the award was given.

For information about the chamber, go to www.bccchamber.org.

Champion named

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Bethesda Transportation Solutions last month for its work to encourage commuters to use mass transit.

The EPA named the Bethesda group a Commuter Choice Champion at a ceremony in May in Washington, D.C.

Bethesda Transportation Solutions is a publicly funded group that encourages commuters to find alternatives to driving alone. It works with employers and employees who want alternatives to driving.

For information, go to www.

bethesdatransit.org.

Partnership to hold art walk

Bethesda Urban Partnership on Friday will hold its first in a series of monthly art walks featuring 11 downtown Bethesda galleries.

The walk will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Participants can walk to downtown galleries or take a shuttle. Participating venues will display art and serve free drinks. The partnership will hold art walks on the second Friday of each month (except August) for the remainder of the year.

Participants are Create Expressive Arts Center, 6831 Wisconsin Ave.; Creative Partners, 4600 East West Highway; Designers Art Gallery, 4618 Leland St.; Discovery Galleries, Ltd., 4840 Bethesda Ave.; Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave.; Kakadu America, 4827 Fairmont Ave.; Little City Art Studio, 4808 Auburn Ave.; Margaret Smith Gallery, 7247 Woodmont Ave.; St. Elmo's Fire Gallery, 4928 St. Elmo Ave.; Marin-Price, 7022 Wisconsin Ave.; and Washington School of Photography,4850 Rugby Ave.

For information, go to www.

bethesda.org.

On campus

* Jessica Phillips-Patrick of North Bethesda has been recognized by the Stanford University chapter of Circle K with an Outstanding Member Award. Phillips-Patrick is a junior at the university. She graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 2000.

* Christopher Josey of Kensington and Daniel King of Bethesda graduated in May from Ohio Wesleyan University.

* Dominique Akele of Bethesda graduated in May from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She studied business administration and international business.

* Susanne Babbington of Chevy Chase graduated in May from Lynn University in Florida.

* Abigail Borwick of Chevy Chase made the dean's list for the spring semester at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

* Henry Chan Eng of Kensington made the dean's list for the spring semester at Duke University in North Carolina.

* Mike Finkelstein of Bethesda made the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of Vermont.

* Anna Hodges of Kensington made the university honors list for the spring semester at the University of Michigan.

* Benjamin Krulwich of Chevy Chase graduated in May from Earlham College in Indiana. He majored in religion.

* Anne Lee of Bethesda graduated in May from Hamilton College in New York. She majored in American studies.

* David Maginnes of Chevy Chase graduated in May from the University of Vermont. He majored in history.

* Kevin G. Milans of North Bethesda graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and with university honors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. He majored in computer science and minored in physics.

* Joshua Shakin of Bethesda graduated Phi Beta Kappa in June from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

* Joe Sheare of Bethesda made the dean's list for the spring semester at Johns Hopkins University. Also, he was invited to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society that recognizes first- and second-year students for their academic achievements. He is studying bio-medical engineering.

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