Name: Peter Litchka
Honored by the Carroll County Sun for: Winning first place in the grade 9-12 category of the 7th Annual Awards Program for Teaching Economics in Maryland -- sponsored by the Council on Economic Education in Maryland -- for his program "Toxic Waste in Grand Banks"
Residence; hometown: Hampstead; Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Education: 1968 graduate of LaSalle High School in Niagara Falls; 1972 graduate of the State University of New York in Albany with a bachelor of science; 1968 graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a master of science
Family: Wife: Isabella, 39, teacher atHampstead Elementary School; daughter: Annie, 9, student at Hampstead Elementary; son: Joey, 7, student at Hampstead Elementary
Place of worship: St. John's Catholic Church in Westminster
Activities/hobbies: Enjoys jogging, reading novels and "fooling around" with his brand-new computer
Recipient's comments: "I'm very pleased with it. It's very nice to be recognized. I'm just glad that all the work paid off. I'm just real pleased and glad I got some recognition."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.