Andrew Colangelo will receive a Virginia High School League-Virginia Farm Bureau 2003 Achievement Award for Group AAA Male Athlete. A student at W. T. Woodson High School, Andrew has earned 11 varsity letters. He is also the captain of both the football and wrestling teams and was named MVP for football in 2002. Andrew maintains a 3.90 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the Math Team. Andrew will receive a $1,000 scholarship and plans to attend the University of Virginia.
Immanuel Buder of Fairfax, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is one of 24 students and members of the U.S. Physics team that will begin a week-long science "boot camp" at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Students will compete for a place on the U.S. Physics Olympiad Traveling Team, which will compete this year in the International Physics Olympiad being held this July in Taipei, Taiwan. At the training camp, students will conduct laboratory experiments, take exams and hear lectures by prominent scientists. On May 20, a reception will be given in their honor on Capitol Hill, hosted by Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) and Rush Holt (D-N.J.), both physicists by training. The 24 members of the U.S. Physics team were selected from a pool of 1,400 students nominated by their high school physics teachers to take the Olympiad physics exams.