Septet Backed by Philharmonic Society

In hope of improving the nation's future symphony orchestras, opera companies and music education, a total of $14,050 in scholarships was presented to seven Orange County university music students by the Orange County Philharmonic Society.

The recipients are violinist Angel Liu, cellist Charon Buchta and trumpeter Eric Vismantas, all of UC Irvine; clarinetist Robert D. Covacevich and oboist Julie Justice, both of Cal State Fullerton; cellist Claudia Kysor and soprano Andrea Smith, both of Chapman College.

In addition, three scholarships were presented to the Santa Ana Unified School District to send high school students to the Wildwood Music Camp. And $500 was presented to Tustin resident soprano Jennifer Smith, first-place winner of the Orange County District Regional Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council.

David Anderson, a Fountain Valley High senior, and Russ Keller, a senior at Ocean View High in Huntington Beach, had the blueprint for success at the Orange Coast College third annual Invitational High School Drafting Meet.

Anderson won the mechanical drafting competition and took home a $250 drafting table.

Keller was even more fortunate. After winning the computer-aided drafting category he was given computer software valued at $2,000.

Forty students from eight high schools competed.

Irvine resident Bryan Reardon, professor of classics at UC Irvine, has been named director of the University of California Study Center in Lyon, France, where he will direct the studies of about 60 students from various UC campuses. His wife, Janette, will accompany him.

A plaque was presented to Betty Steinhouser by the Jewish Senior Center of Orange County where she has been volunteer coordinator for the past eight years. It honored her selection as a member of the Volunteer in People (VIP) program, a joint venture of a number of Orange County volunteer groups.

A 1992 Mitsubishi Electric America Scholarship has been presented to Semma Goyal, 17, an Irvine resident and a junior at Woodbridge High School.

Goyal, chosen for the scholarship by the Youth for Understanding international exchange program, will spend six weeks in Japan with a host family starting in June.

While there she will meet with other students who have been selected for the trip by other corporate sponsors.

Ann Fontana of Garden Grove has been named the new regent of the Huntington Beach Clara Barton Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Orange County Disaster Preparedness Academy Award for excellence in disaster preparedness was presented to Bergen Brunswig Corp. for its comprehensive plan for emergency response.

The criteria used to select the award winner included a rating of the company's internal disaster preparedness plan and a review of how the company's plan impacts the community.

The Orange-based national supplier of pharmaceuticals and health care products received the award in a joint presentation from the Orange County American Red Cross Chapter and the Orange Cities Emergency Management Organization.

Haath Einstein and Anne Winterman of Temple B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley; Breana Frankel, Liz Sawin, Jonathon Shafer and Jillian Spear of Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach; Heather Sheridan of Harbor Reform in Newport Beach and Donny Ronen of Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim were named Star of David community service youth award winners.

One of the high school students will be given an expense-paid trip to Israel during the Jewish Federation of Orange County's awards luncheon May 17 in Newport Beach.

The youth will be selected on the basis of making the greatest volunteer contribution to the Star of David program, the first of its kind in the nation.

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