Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Seabrook Elementary students make the grade

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The following students were recently recognized at Seabrook Elementary School:

Third-grader Tochukwu Ugweje and fourth-graders Christian Eken and Anne Tambe received the principal’s award.

The following students were on the honor roll list — Third grade: Samyra Abney, Sandra Chijioke, Trung Dang, Billy David-Murillo, Jennifer Hernandez, Sharon Irabor, Andy Lo, Makai Newkirk-Page, Tarweeh Osman, Marylin Posadas Mejia, Ashley Raymundo, Evylemauryne Tchameni and Amarachi Ugboh. Fourth grade: Khayla Branch, Samantha Hernandez-Chavez, Wendy Herrera, Imani Hunt, Karim Kambo, Maria Luna-Bello, Latroy Mayes, Ronaldo Moscoso, Naimy Moukoury and Veronica Williams. Fifth grade — Charlene Agaruwa, Amari Cartwright, Aleysha Miller, Kelechi Nzenwa, Christina Tran, Kimberly Tran and Ariana Williams. Sixth grade: Banks Agaruwa, Andre Eken, Corey Harrison, Christopher Hernandez, Courtney Jones, Mario Martinez, Jennifer Tran and Nieny Nguyen.

Lanham residentparticipates in conference

Nylah Diggs, a Lanham resident and eighth-grader at Thomas Johnson Middle School, participated in the National Young Leaders State Conference held Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 in Chevy Chase.

Diggs, 13, is an honors student at Thomas Johnson and has volunteered at La Petite Academy in Mitchellville and at Resurrection Bible Church in Bowie.

Throughout the four-day leadership conference, attendees built a working ‘‘tool kit” of strategies to help them successfully create and implement plans that will change how they view their roles as leaders in their communities, according to an NYLSC press release.

The Congressional Youth Leadership Council, a nonpartisan educational organization, sponsored the conference.

Largo man graduates from Marine Corps training course

Marine Corps Sgt. Barron J. McAllister, the son of Mary McAllister of Largo, recently completed the Marine Corps Basic Enlisted Supply Course at Camp Lejeune, N.C. During the course, students learn to use supply publications and catalogs, general accounting and the basics of naval correspondence. McAllister is a 1993 graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale and joined the Marine Corps in December 1998.

Lanham man graduates from Air Force training course

Air Force Airman Moses T. Adenola, the nephew of Afolabi Samson of Lanham, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman received physical training and studied rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations. Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Adenola graduated in 2007 from Parkdale High School in Riverdale.

PGCC to hostBlack Composers Concert

Prince George’s Community College will host a Black Composers Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hallam Theatre in the Queen Anne Fine Arts building.

The concert celebrates the contributions of African composers to the fine art of music. PGCC employees, alumni and special guests will perform classical, jazz, gospel and sacred music composed by musicians of African descent. PGCC employees who will perform include pianists Karen Egypt and Ned Judy and soprano Detra Battle. Alumni and special guests are pianist Marva Cooper, violinist David Yarbrough, sopranos Malinda Dix-Hunt and Darlene Ifill-Taylor, the Heritage Signature Chorale and the Largo High School Choir. The Black Composers Concert is one of a series of educational, cultural, arts and dance events that Prince George’s Community College will host throughout the year in celebration of its 50th Anniversary culminating with an anniversary gala in fall 2008. The African American Studies Institute of Prince George’s Community College and the James Weldon Johnson Community School of the Arts are sponsoring the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-322-0466.

Residents graduate from Citizen’s Police Academy

The Community Policing Institute celebrated the graduation of the Citizens’ Police Academy Session 24 on Jan. 28 and recognized 24 Prince George’s County residents who completed 12 weeks of training. Graduates completed 36 hours of instruction that covered a variety of topics such as criminal and traffic law, arrest procedures and judgment enhancement training. The CPA was started in 1991 and during that time approximately 500 citizens have graduated.

This session’s graduates include: Olivia D. Baker, Latasca E. Bankins, Michelle R. Burke-Storer, Donald W. Chappell, Loreina Chappell, Barbara J. Durant-Bey, Michele D. Green, Robert F. Hampson, Marla F. Jefferson, Kenneth Ira Jenkins, Deniva B. Johnson, Mina L. Johnson, Peggy Magee, Tammy Maguire, Bobby Martin, Rochelle Brooke Metzger, Mary A. McKelvin, Karen S. Murray, Arvind K. N. Nandedkar, Martha Newman, Beth Reed, Barbara Jazmin Rivera, Barry J. Schlossberg, and Renee U. Wilson.

‘‘As a class, we have a better understanding and appreciation of our police department and the men and women who serve our community. We leave here having more knowledge about our police department and look forward to continuing a positive partnership with our partners in law enforcement,” said Schlossberg of Upper Marlboro.

In his remarks to the graduates, Chief Melvin C. High said, ‘‘The commitment you’ve made for us, for our county and for our communities make you an example that each of us can make a difference, that we can decide what is acceptable in our communities and that ultimately we define our communities.”