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The American Association for Higher Education has tapped Margaret "Peg" Miller to be its next president. Ms. Miller is the chief academic officer of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

In June, she will succeed Russell Edgerton, who served as the president of the Washington-based group from 1977 until early this year when he joined the Pew Charitable Trusts as the director for education programs.

Dale Manning, a Salt Lake City school administrator, has been named the superintendent of the Idaho Falls, Idaho, district.

Mr. Manning succeeds Chris Mattocks, who resigned as the chief of the 11,200-student district last year. He is expected to take office in July with a yearly salary of $85,000.

Mr. Manning is now the assistant superintendent for human resources in Salt Lake City. He has been with the 25,000-student district for 28 years.

For building a microprinter capable of printing characters small enough to fit 50 words within the width of a human hair, Adam Ezra Cohen has been awarded the top prize in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search.

The 17-year old senior at Hunter College High School in New York City took home a $40,000 scholarship, beating out more than 1,600 other entrants.

The 40 finalists for the Westinghouse award attended a six-day Science Talent Institute in Washington this month to compete for the prizes. The talent search is conducted each year by the Westinghouse Foundation, along with Science Service, a nonprofit organization based in Washington dedicated to increasing appreciation of science. ... Sixteen-year-old Ashley Eden, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., netted this year's top prize--a $20,000 savings bond--in a competition sponsored by Duracell batteries and the National Science Teachers Association.

Ms. Eden invented the Harmony Helper, a musical-training machine that teaches people to sing harmony. Three lights indicate when the correct note is sung, or when the singer is sharp or flat.

Ms. Eden and the five second-place winners in the Duracell/NSTA Scholarship Competition will be honored next month.

--ADRIENNE D. COLES[email protected]

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