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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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JULY-AUGUST 2013
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AFSA NEWS
THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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JULY-AUGUST 2013
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WOMEN IN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
FOCUS
AFSA NEWS
CALENDAR
7/4/2013
Independence Day:
AFSA Ofces Closed
7/10/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
7/11/2013
2:00 - 3:30 PM
AFSA Book Notes:
“50 Years in USAID”
7/15/2013
New AFSA Governing Board
Assumes Ofce
7/24/2013
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Benefts Seminar:
Divorce in the Foreign Service
8/7/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
8/28/2013
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Annual Adair
Memorial Lecture:
Ambassador John Campbell
THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Presenting the 2013 AFSAMerit Award Winners
musical arts, performing
arts or creative writing. Art
applicants were judged on
their art submissions, two
letters of recommendation
and an essay. Pallas Riedler
was selected as the Art Merit
Award winner for her musical
arts (piano) submissions.
Alicia De Jong and Meredith
Hilton were selected as the
Art Merit Honorable Mention
Award winners for their visual
art submissions and creative
writing submission, respec-
tively.
Nine academic merit
named scholarships
have been established to
date. These awards were
bestowed on the highest-
scoring students: Calder
Hannan received the John
BY LOR I DEC, SCHOLARSHI P DI RECTOR
On May 3, local Academic Merit Award winners jump for joy after receiving their Merit Award certifcates during a
ceremony at AFSA. (L to R) Elisabeth Merten, Calder Hannan, David Ernyey, Garrett Healy, Lee-Ellen Myles, Mirelle
“Mimi” Verdonk, Aubrey Wahl and David Banks.
AFSA is proud to announce
the 21 Foreign Service high
school seniors who were
selected as the winners of
the 2013 AFSA Merit Awards
Competition. These one-
time-only awards, totaling
$41,500, were conferred on
Washington, D.C.-area win-
ners on May 3. AFSA con-
gratulates these students for
their academic and artistic
achievements.
Winners receive $2,000
awards and Honorable
Mention winners receive
$1,000 awards. The best
essay award winner and the
community service award
winner each receive $750.
Judges are members of
AFSA’s Scholarship Commit-
tee, chaired by Ambassador
Lange Schermerhorn and
made up of individuals from
the Foreign Service com-
munity.
This year, 67 students
competed for the 16 Aca-
demic Merit Awards. They
were judged on grade point
average, standardized test
scores, an essay, two letters
of recommendation, extra-
curricular activities and
any special circumstances.
Among the Academic Merit
Award applicants, Brett
Fouss was selected as best
essay winner, and Elisabeth
Merten was selected as com-
munity service winner.
Sixteen students submit-
ted art merit applications
under one of the following
categories: visual arts,
and Priscilla Becker Family
Award; Meredith Hilton and
Lee-Ellen Myles received
the Carefrst BlueCross
BlueShield Awards; Dorothy
Jones and Pallas Riedler
Awards continued on page 55