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April 14, 1996

Midshipman Boles honored by magazine

Naval Academy Midshipman 1st Class Sean Boles received the Black Engineer of the Year Student Leadership Award at this year's Black Engineer Conference sponsored by U.S. Black Engineer magazine.

More than 2,500 engineering students and professionals attended the February conference in Baltimore.

The magazine honored Midshipman Boles, a senior at the academy, for his accomplishments in science, technology and leadership. He was selected from 250 nominees and received more than 15 letters of recommendation from such people as Adm. Charles R. Larson, the Naval Academy superintendent, and retired Adm. William A. Owens, vice chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff.

Midshipman Boles is from Denver, and graduated from George Washington High School there in 1989. He began his naval career by enlisting after high school and was selected for the nuclear engineering program. He graduated from nuclear power school in the top 15 percent of his class.

Midshipman Boles then completed nuclear prototype school. For his engineering academic achievements, he was assigned a staff postion at prototype school, where he instructed officers and enlisted students.

Midshipman Boles entered the Naval Academy in 1992. As a midshipman, he has distinguished himself as a scholar and community volunteer. His goal is to make blacks youths aware of their career opportunities.

He is president of the Midshipman Black Studies Club, founder and chairman of the academy's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of American Engineers.

He is also involved with the Maryland's Reach for Tomorrow program, which is designed to help local youths build confidence and self-esteem.

Trade group honors owner of marina

E. Steuart Chaney, an owner of the Herrington Harbour Marinas, was cited by the Anne Arundel Marine Trades Association for his contribution to the environment and community during 1995.

Mr. Chaney's efforts toward repealing the Anne Arundel County slip tax, combined with his environmental projects at the marinas and his dedication to the maritime industry, made him a unanimous first choice for this award.

Mr. Chaney and his partner, Richard H. Chaney of Lothian, own Herrington Harbour Marinas. The marinas are well-known for large marsh-creation projects, landscaping that enhances storm-water management and restoration of natural shorelines and habitat areas.

The yacht yard has many controls that prevent runoff from ramps and boat-repair areas.

Painting, sandblasting and other yard tasks are done in a controlled environment, and dustless sanders are required.

Herrington Harbor Marinas was among the first to install pump-out stations and recycling programs for oil, aluminum, antifreeze and diesel fuel.

Park photo contest offers prizes

The 1996 Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Photography Contest is designed to foster an appreciation of the county's specialized recreation facilities.

Although photographs need not be taken in 1996, they must depict one of these county facilities: the B&A Trail, Quiet Waters Park, Downs Park, Arundel Swim Center, Eisenhower Golf Course, Joe Cannon Stadium, Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, Lake Waterford Park, Londontowne Publik House and Garden or Andover Equestrian Center.

Prizes will be awarded for first place in five categories. Pick up contest rules at the B&A Trail Park Ranger Station or Downs Park Information Center. Or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Photo Contest Rules, P.O. Box 1007, Severna Park 21146; or 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena 21122.

Entries must be submitted between May 10 and July 10. They may be sent to the same addresses.

Information: 222-6230 or 222-6244.

Pub Date: 4/14/96

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