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<cl>Jenny Grace Numar and Stephen Heath Karp

Jenny Grace Numar and Stephen Heath Karp were married August 1, 2004 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The bride is the daughter of Charlie and Kittie Numar of Presque Isle, Maine and the groom is the son of Ron and Susan Karp. The bride, earned degrees at Vanderbilt University and George Washington University and is the Director of Health and Gender Research and Social Solutions, International, Inc. in Olney, Md. The groom, a 1995 graduate of Winston Churchill High School, is a graduate of Syracuse University and is a senior 3D animator and mulitmedia designer within the Creative Services Group at Danya International, Inc in Silver Spring.

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<cl>Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samuel S. Lerman

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samuel S. Lerman has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. He is the son of Philip Schrag and Lisa Lerman, both of Selkirk Drive, Bethesda.

Diane Szczepaniak and Christopher Saah of Potomac, Barbara Allen of Silver Spring, and Mona Sfeir of Bethesda have been selected to be among the 32 semi-finalists in the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, a juried art competition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Up to 15 artists will be invited to display their work in downtown Bethesda at Creative Partners Gallery, located at 4600 East-West Highway, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 30.

Army National Guard Spec. Roland A. Bullock is a member of the 48th Brigade Combat Team who recently participated in one of the most realistic scenarios offered by the U.S. Army at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif. The Maryland National Guard soldier is a member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment based in Olney.

The NTC, located in southern California in the Mojave Desert, is the premier combat training center for desert warfare. Its rugged terrain and environment provide a realistic and grueling test for troops of the 48th Brigade Combat Team in preparation for deployments to Iraq. Soldiers honed their warfighting skills through force-on-force simulated combat scenarios in the tactical environment.

Bullock is an infantryman with five years of military service. He is the son of Tony W. and Patricia C. Bullock of North Potomac. The specialist is a 2000 graduate of Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, Md.

Nicole F. Schulman of Bethesda, Md. recently participated in the third annual Mound David Summit, a campus-wide exposition of student academic work at Bates College. Schulman, together with five other students, presented a poster titled "The Ivorian Identity Crisis through a Historical Lens." She, with other students, also presented a poster titled, "Variations on a Senior Thesis through an Education Lens." Schulman is a 2001 graduate of Walt Whitman High School.

Stephen F. Coppinger, graduated from Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., with a BS in Business Administration, Management May 21.

Angela Allen of Rockville, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Syracuse University's Commencement May 15, was named a VPA Scholar at the convocation of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Allen also received the Marion Armstrong Award. This award is given for excellence in musical performance.

The Caron Foundation, a nationally recognized leader in addiction treatment and recovery, honored local leaders in the field of addiction at its inaugural Washington Metropolitan Area Community Service Awards Breakfast at the Bethesda Marriott, June 24.

The following individuals and organizations were honored

Award for Educational Excellence: Mike Codori, Montgomery County Public Schools

Award for Educational Excellence Institution: Community of Concern

Human Services/EAP Award: Jeff Mintzer, LICSW, EAP for the Department of Health & Human Services

Community Leadership Award: Linda Morganstein, The Wells Robertson House

Legal/Law Enforcement Award: Officer William Morrison, Montgomery County Police Department

Medical Professional Award : Nurse, Kathleen Pollack, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Medical Professional Award: Physician, Dr. George Kolodner, MD, Kolmac Clinic

Research Award: Dr. Daniel Lieberman, MD, George Washington University Medical Center

Alumni Award: Anne Banville

Addiction Professional Award: Amy Bullock-Smith, Whitman Walker Addiction Services

The disease of addiction affects one in three American families. Through their work, these award winners significantly improve the lives of those in the Washington, DC, area who suffer from this disease.

John G. Gancayco has graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md. The graduate received a medical degree and was commissioned to the rank of captain, with a minimum seven-year active duty service commitment.

Gancayco is the son of Graciano and Maria Gancayco of Brent Road, Potomac. He graduated in 1996 from Georgetown Preparatory School, Rockville, and received a bachelor's degree in the year 2000 from Georgetown University.

Army Pvt. Eric W. Pray has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions, and special training in human relations.

Pray is the son of Clyde Pray of Hunting Hill Way, North Potomac, Md., and Susan Ng of Mill Heights Drive, Herndon, Va.

Jarred A. Fishman graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve.

Fishman is an intelligence officer assigned to Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.

He is the son of Jarred A. Fishman of Rockville Pike, North Bethesda.

The lieutenant received a bachelor's degree in 1993 from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., and earned a law degree in 1997 from George Washington University.