People in the Church

Champion tumbler

CHUBBUCK, IDAHORyan Weston, 12, won the World Championship Trophy in power tumbling at the World Age Group Championships in Trampoline and Tumbling held in Auckland, New Zealand. This is Ryan's second world championship trophy in power tumbling. He competed this year in the 12-14 age group. He and a teammate also placed fourth in the synchronized trampoline competition. Ryan is in the Chubbuck 4th Ward, Chubbuck Idaho Stake.

Performs concerts


Christopher Andrew Cano, an accomplished musician who is serving in the Spain Seville Mission, is performing a series of concerts and recitals in Southern Spain as a community service project. He has had the opportunity to perform in the Real Conservatorio Superior De Musica "Victor Eugenia" in the city of Granada and in the Svenska Kyrkan (Swedish Church) in the city of Fuengirola. He began his study of music at age 7. His home ward is the Butterfield Ward, Tucson Arizona North Stake.

Study tour


Kylie Hargreaves, 16, a member of the Devonport Ward, Hobart Australia Stake, recently returned from a study tour of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, organized by World Vision. Kylie was selected to represent Tasmania on the two-week tour. While there she helped feed the needy in the Third World countries.

Student honored


Jennifer Peterson, a Laurel in the Grass Lake Ward, Taber Alberta Stake, is one of 34 Alberta high school students to be presented with the Young Heroes Award in recognition of her leadership and participation at school, in the community and in Church. She has also gained proficiency in athletics, and was named one of the top four women shotputters for her age group in Canada. She finished fourth at the national track and field camp in Calgary.

Miss Montana


Erica Havig of the Billings 3rd Ward, Billings Montana Stake, has been selected as Miss Montana 1993. She will compete for the Miss America crown next fall. Her title is quite remarkable, considering she was in an automobile accident a year ago and thrown through the windshield. She had skull fractures, a broken jaw and was left deaf in her right ear, but she never gave up and worked hard to recover her equilibrium so she could dance again. Erica performs ballet.

Swimmer wins


Mary Maycock of the McLean 2nd Ward, McLean Virginia Stake, placed second in the women's 50-yard backstroke, third in the women's 200-yard freestyle, and third in the women's 500-yard freestyle in the World Senior Games held in St. George, Utah. She competed in the 75-79 age bracket. Sister Maycock also holds the record in the 50-yard freestyle at the games, set in 1991.

Top veterinarian


Adolfo R. Acorda, president of the Pasig Philippines Stake, recently received the Grand Award for 1992 from the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines. He was also elected vice president for 1992 of the Veterinary Medical Association as well as president-elect for 1993 of the Philippine Veterinary Drug Association.

Takes first


A newspaper article written by Kaddiz Gonzales, 18, a member of the Chula Vista 3rd Ward, Chula Vista California Stake, won first place in the Dow Jones News Fund Journalism Competition for 1992. She has also earned awards in drama and was given a two-year honor life membership in the National Thespian Society.

Receives award


Penny N. Healey, a member of the Lindon 5th Ward, Lindon Utah Stake, was named runner-up for the Grassroots Leadership Award, given by the national organization, Wider Opportunities for Women. Sister Healey was nominated by the Center for Personal and Career Development at Utah Valley Community College. She is the facilitator for the "Women in Apprenticeships" program at the college, which is instrumental in helping women access non-traditional occupations in trades through apprentices.

Medal winner


Doug Hardy, a high priest in the Dry Creek Ward, San Jose California Stake, recently won medals at the Northern California Masters Games. He won gold medals in basketball, the 50-yard dash, 220-yard dash, long jump and high jump; a silver medal in the 100-yard dash; and a bronze medal in golf. Game promoters named him the All-Around Male Athlete, giving him the "Iron Man Award." Brother Hardy then entered the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, where he won a silver in golf and horseshoes and bronze in high jump.

Appointed historian


Alf Pratte, associate professor of communications at BYU and a member of the Edgemont 15th Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake, has been appointed historian for the American Journalism Historians Association. He was named historian at the 300-member organization's recent convention in Kansas. Brother Pratte was one of the group's founders.

Honored for work


Jerrold F. Sagendorf received the United States Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior performance and service to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Gulf Program Office, and the Interagency Assessment Team in support of Operation Desert Storm. Brother Sagendorf, a member of the Goshen Ward, Firth Idaho Stake, traveled to Kuwait at the conclusion of the Gulf War as part of a team of scientists evaluating environmental conditions caused by oil well fires.

Elected director


William G. Swapp, division manager in the Ohio Region for State Farm Insurance Companies, was elected director for the East Central Region of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters. A member of the Newark Ward, Columbus Ohio East Stake, Brother Swapp will serve as a policy-making and voting member of the board of directors of the society and will act as liaison between the national society and the regional chapters.

Design winner


Loanne Bartholomew of the Raleigh 1st Ward, Raleigh North Carolina Stake, recently won the sportswear category in a national fashion show sponsored by Bernina, a major sewing machine company. Sister Bartholomew's design took about 30 hours of work. She won a sewing machine for her prize.

Pianist honored


Gregory Anderson was awarded a scholarship for future study of the piano by the National Guild of Piano Teachers of the American College of Musicians. He is one of only 44 guild students nationwide to receive the award. In addition, Greg was awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal for his 10-year participation in National Piano Guild Auditions and for receiving superior ratings each year in performances. Greg now attends BYU, but his home ward is the Herndon Ward, Oakton Virginia Stake.

Top researcher


Michael Barnes, a counselor in the Carbondale Ward bishopric, Cape Girardeau Missouri Stake, was among the top three researchers to receive a national research award from the National Safety Council. The research project looked at the elements for a comprehensive school health education program in a school district.

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