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People Notes Nov. 19-25

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Laura S. DiNardo, daughter of David and J. Kim DiNardo of North 20th St. and graduate of Washington Lee High School, recently performed with the Kenyon College Wind Ensemble in the College’s Rosse Hall Auditorium during Family Weekend celebrations.

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John M. Carpenter, son of Army Maj. Howard M. and Nancy M. Carpenter of Arlington, Va., recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank.

Ann Carmody, a member of the Pilot Club of Arlington, participated in the Pilot International Annual Convention, held in Phoenix, Ariz. July 8 -11. Pilot International is an organization of volunteers that work together to improve the quality of life in communities around the world.

Suzanne McIntire, of Arlington, has written an article that appears in the October 2008 issue of Highlights Magazine. The article, “A Giant Panda – Starting Out Tiny,” tells the story of Tai Shan, a baby panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

The following Arlington residents graduated from Central Michigan University in May of 2008: Todd Burton, Joseph Jolley and Ernest Ortiz. Each of the graduates earned a Master of Science in Administration degree.

Taryn Michelitch, daughter of Arlington resident John Mitchelitch, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College’s School of Health and Human Performance.

Air Force Airman Tigist K. Belema has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Kebede Belema Weldemariam of Arlington. Belema is a 2006 graduate of H.B. Woodlawn High School, Arlington.

Air Force Airman Lindsey A. Jaxel has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Jaxel is the daughter of Robert and stepdaughter of Susan Jaxel of S. Barton St., Arlington. In 2006, the airman graduated from Wakefield High School, Arlington.

Longtime successful Arlington businessman and current President of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Richard V. Doud, Jr., will be honored as the 2008 recipient of the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. The award ceremony and luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the Sheraton National Hotel. The Spirit of Community Award recognizes and honors those people who have demonstrated tireless and unselfish commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington.

Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 2 Albert Santiago has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the son of Luz Delgado of Fort Evans Road, Leesburg, Va. Santiago graduated in 1986 from Washington Lee High School, Arlington, Va., and received a bachelor's degree in 2003 from Strayer University, Ashburn, Va.

J. Max Barger of Arlington, of the Paley Rothman law firm, has been named Volunteer Coordinator for the Whitman-Walker Clinic's (WWC) Estate Planning program in conjunction with GAYLAW's oversight of the effort to provide a variety of services to patients on a pro bono basis.