Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Put It on the P.A

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Put It on the P.A

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U.S. Rep. Jim Talent, R-St. Louis County, recently presented Silver and Bronze Congressional Awards to 10 high school students from St. Louis and St. Charles counties. The awards are in recognition of voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition-exploration.

Receiving Silver Awards were Sarah Randall Babington, 19, of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School; Carrie Ann Tellor, 18; Madeline Hinrichs, 17; and Angela Berardino, 17, all of Kirkwood High School.

Bronze Awards went to Shana Pereira, 16; Karen Bowne, 15; and Julia Wilkerson, 15; all of Parkway Central High School; David Babington, 16, of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School; Jamie Christina Jabouri, 16, of Cor Jesu Academy; and Sarah Turpin, 15, of Fort Zumwalt South High School.

A spokesman for Talent said other requirements for the non-competitive awards "are defined in terms of goals set and achieved." Silver Awards require more hours of volunteer service than Bronze Awards.

Parkway West High School students Jesse Karbanda and Lekshmi Nayar placed first in the first annual "Battle of the Burets" contest sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the American Chemical Society. Twenty teams from St. Louis-area high schools competed in the event in which titration skills were used to determine the concentration of an unknown acid solution. The chemistry department of the University of Missouri at St. Louis played host to the competition. A buret is a graduated glass tube with a stopcock at the bottom. It is used by chemists to measure small quantities of liquid or gas.

Eileen Fellin, a senior at Bishop DuBourg High School, has been offered scholarships to five colleges and universities. All are renewable for four years. The schools are: St. Louis University, Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill.; St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Quincy University, Quincy, Ill., and Rosary College, River Forest, Ill. Eileen intends to major in pre-med.

The Parkway West High School band is scheduled to perform at the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., on January 2. The band made its first appearance there in 1984. …

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