Locals Honored


Vicky Roberts, a social worker at T.C. Williams High Schools STEP Center/Academy 1, was named Alexandrias 2009 Ally in Prevention awardee by Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia and the Allies in Prevention Coalition. Roberts was recognized on April 1 for being one of five in the region who go above and beyond in their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect and support the children and families of our community.

The Alexandria Commission for Women held its 29th annual Salute to Women Awards Monday night, timed in conjunction with Womens History Month. Those honored were selected from a pool of 17 nominees.

The winners were:

State Senator Patsy Ticer, Marguerite Payez Lifetime Achievement Award
Frances Hicks, Womens Health and Safety Advocate Award
Dr. Diane Reese, Youth Community Services Award
Marcia Call, Leadership in Business&Career Development Award
Karen Gautney, Marian Van Landingham Legislation and Public Policy Award
Alicia Hughes, Rising Star Award
Alice Merrill and Linda Odell, Making a Difference Award
Audrey Davis, Vola Lawson Award