The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) announced that Joshua Dezube, a Vienna resident who attends Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, competed in the 2002 USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) on May 3-4. The annual Olympiad Award Ceremony honoring the top 12 USAMO finalists will be held on June 23-24 and will be sponsored by MAA and the Akamai Foundation. Six of these 12 students will comprise the U.S. team that will compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) to be held on July 19-30 in Glasgow, Scotland. The 326 students representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. students abroad in grades seven-12 who have qualified for the USAMO outscored more than 238,000 students nationwide in grades seven-12 on a series of challenging exams. Each participated in several challenging rounds: one of the two American Mathematics Competitions sponsored by the MAA on February 2002 and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME), in March and April.

Four individuals accepted awards at The Women’s Center’s Year 2002 Recognition Dinner for their support of The Women’s Center in Vienna, which helps women and families to overcome challenges and become self-sufficient: (from top, left to right) U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11th); C. Wesley Peebles; Maxine Baker; Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th); (bottom row) Judith O. Mueller; Jacqueline Peebles; Judy Mann.

The following awards were given: Corporate Philanthropy, The Washington Post/Judy Mann; Foundation Philanthropy, Freddie Mac Foundation; Individual Philanthropy, Jacqueline and Wesley Peebles; Volunteer Philanthropy, Tom Davis and Frank Wolf.