An 18-year-old high school senior in Bronxville, N.Y., has lost his first bid for elected office, but made a good showing.
Patrick English, who attends Bronxville High School, was outpolled by his Republican opponent, Nancy D. Hand, in a race for mayor of the village, just north of the city line.
The final tally was 886 to 631.
Mr. English and a group of friends had formed the Village Independent Student Alliance Party to back his candidacy.
Students in Ron Steffey's history class at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Va., have found a pen pal in Fidel Castro.
Last fall, the class wrote the Cuban President after learning that as a 12-year-old, Castro had written President Franklin Roosevelt asking for a $10 bill. The class enclosed a $10 bill with their letter.
This month, a Cuban official in Washington visited the school bearing a letter from the dictator along with a Cuban peso.
The students are hoping the exchange will help renew the cordial relations that existed between the two nations before Castro established his Communist government in 1959.