Saturday, September 16, 2000


Computer expertise by teens

        Five high-school students will be honored at 5 p.m. Sunday during the Sixth Annual Banquet of the Black Data Processing Associates Cincinnati Chapter at the Kingsgate Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive.

        The students made up the Cincinnati team that won second place in the National Black Data Processors Associates Computer Competition in Washington, D.C., last month.

        The local team was among 25 competing from around the country. A second-place finish is the highest ranking a Cincinnati team has achieved in 15 years.

        Honorees are:

        • Brandon Berry, a junior at Hughes Center. He received a scholarship to attend Ohio State. Brandon is running an Internet business and plans to continue in that field.

        • Jarrelle Marshall, a senior at Mount Healthy High School who is focusing on math and science. He plans to attend the University of North Carolina and major in computer engineering or robotics.

        • Raven Chambers, a sophomore at Hughes Center. She carries a 4.0 grade-point average. She hasn't decided on a college.

        • Terris Poole, a sophomore at Cincinnati Country Day. He hopes to attend college, but has not decided on one. He plans to get a degree in industrial art.

        • Stephanie Ross, a sophomore at Winton Woods High School and honor roll student. She has a long list of extracurricular activities, including band chorus, Spanish club, Key Club, mentor at Winton Forest Elementary School, basketball and softball. She has not decided on a college or a major.

        Carver Johnson, group vice president of Management Information Systems for the Kroger Co., will be the keynote speaker.

        Mr. Johnson's theme: “Crossing the Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity.”

        Black Data Processing Associates is a professional group founded in 1975 in Philadelphia. Its goal is to strengthen expertise of minority members of the information technology community.

        The organization has more than 50 chapters and 2,000 members across the country.

        For more information about the banquet, call 573-9289.
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        Places and President, a special collection of photographs taken by Julianne Warren, is on display at the Main Public Library, 800 Vine St., through Sept. 30.

        Ms, Warren donated the photographs to the art and music department at the library in 1967.

        A large collection of Ms. Warren's photographs of local landmarks and views was published in 1978 in Cincinnati in Colors: Profiles of America by Walter C. Langsam. Copies are available at the library.
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        Clifton residents have a challenge to meet. The Josephine Schell Russell Trust said it will give $20,000 toward the Clifton Fountain if the residents can raise $100,000. A drive to meet the challenge has generated $55,000. Residents must raise $45,000 by the end of the year.

        The Fountain Committee is holding a film festival and auction at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clifton and Ludlow, the fountain site. For information, call 231-9245.

       Allen Howard's column runs on Saturdays. Call: 768-8362. Mail: The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.


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