People On The Move


August 14, 2008

Snow chosen as finalist for award

Joyce Snow of Columbia has been chosen one of three international finalists for the Soroptimist women's Opportunity Award by the Soroptimist Federation of the Americas. The award, Soroptimist's major service project, provides resources women need to improve their education, skills and prospects for employment.

Snow, who was named a local winner by Soroptimist International of Howard County, was referred to the South Atlantic Region of Soroptimist, where she won the regional award.

The Howard County award was $1,250; the South Atlantic Region award, $5,000. The Federation of the Americas award is $10,000. Snow received the Federation of the Americas award of $10,000 from Soroptimist Governor Gail Griffith of the South Atlantic Region.

Snow is pursuing a licensed practical nurse degree at Howard Community College.

JHU youth center recognizes Moon

Alexander Robert Moon, a student from Columbia, was recently honored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

A fifth-grader at Glenelg Country School, Alexander received the highest score in verbal tests and placed second in combined verbal and quantitative testing among Maryland fifth-graders who took an above-grade-level test given to second-grade through eighth-grade participants in the center's talent search.

The talent search identifies highly able young people.

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