Barbara Aiello, founder and president of the Kids on the Block puppets, was a top winner in the International Platform Association's Speaking Ladder Competition. The Westminster resident competed against 72 participants.
Barbara E. Walvoorod, writing and media professor at Loyola College, has published a new book, "Thinking and Writing in College," in conjunction with UMBC professor Lucille Parkinson McCarthy.
Amelie Chai of Salisbury has been awarded the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 1991-'92 Scholarship. Ms. Chai, who is entering her third year at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, will receive $500.