James Maines and Naomi Knight, members of Harford Vocational Technical High School's Future Farmers of America Chapter, recently represented Maryland at the Ninth National FFA Conference on Community Development in Alexandria, Va.
The Vo-Tech representatives were among 50FFA members and their advisers from across the nation who participated in the conference and gain advanced training in community development.
James and Naomi also visited historic Mount Vernon, the National FFA Center and explored Washington during a night tour of the city. Conference participants also visited with their congressional representatives and participated in a session on legislation and current issues in Congress.
Twelve students at John CarrollSchool in Bel Air have been named commended students in the NationalMerit Scholarship Program.
Students receiving the honor include Kelly McNulty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Gilbert Hartman of Bel Air; Patricia Padrino, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Padrino of Bel Air; Valerie Chittenden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Chittenden of Baltimore; Nicole Bush, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bush of Havre de Grace; Sophia Kim, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Chul Hong Kim of Aberdeen; Amy Sabatino, daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Sabatino of Fallston; Leo Downey, son of Maj. and Mrs. Leo T. Downey of Abingdon; Matthew Tollini, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Tollini of Bel Air; Benjamin Lee, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jean T. Lee of Havre de Grace; Jon Browning, son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Browning of Fallston; Mark Lee, son of Donald A. Lee of Bel Air, and Michael Hernandez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nestor Hernandez of Aberdeen.
About 35,000 commended students throughout the nation are being honored for their outstanding performance on the 1990 PSAT/NMSQT, the route of entry to the 1992 Merit Program.
Commended students have shown exceptional academic promise by placing among the top 5 percent of more than one million program entrants, but their qualifying test scores are slightly below the level required to continue in the 1992 competition for merit scholarships.