Jessica Lang, a senior at Notre Dame Preparatory School, has been named a semifinalist in the competition for National Merit scholarships.
Also, 12 Notre Dame Preparatory seniors received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Competition for 1992: Colleen Austin, Jen Brune, Kristin Carr, Vicky Chou, Joyce Decker, Katie Heinemeyer, Michele Marshall, Jennifer Mitchell, Carolyn Nordhoff, Susana Reiriz, Jen Schlehr and Claudia Walter.
Susan Foertsch, a senior at the Institute of Notre Dame, has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Nakita L. Green, a senior at St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville, has been named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students in the 1992 Achievement Scholarship competition.
In other St. Paul's School for Girls news, seniors Daniele Creagor, Hannah Flatau, Lena Gutberlet, Shawn Kearns and Michelle Wang have been named Commended Students in the 1992 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Bernard Stein of Baltimore County, a volunteer at the county's Office of Personnel, has been honored by the National Association of Counties for his contributions to his community.
William Leddon of Timonium was awarded first-place ribbons for a wedding album and a bridal portrait in a competition sponsored by the Maryland Professional Photographers
Guilia Motta, a 10th-grade student at Northern Senior High School, was recognized for her volunteer efforts at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Herring Run Branch, last summer. She assisted with the Race to Read program and the children's library.
Towson State University has awarded Community Enrichment and Enhancement Partnership awards for the 1991-'92 academic year to Kimberly Monique Harris and Nicole Shannon Christian, both of Baltimore. Ms. Harris is a senior majoring in business administration, and Ms. Christian is a premedicine/biology major.
Nancy Hiebel, a senior at the Baltimore School for the Arts, was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. She was awarded a $3,000 yearly scholarship for artistic excellence to any Maryland college or university.
Kenneth McKaye of Frostburg, a scientist with the center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies' Applachian Environmental Laboratory, has been awarded a one-year Fullbright Scholar Grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Dr. McKaye will use the $18,200 grant in his research on the behaviorial ecology og cichid fishes in the Nicaraguan great lakes.