People in the Church


Jennifer Golden, 16, of the Green River 2nd Ward, Green River Wyoming Stake, was recently elected secretary of the Wyoming Association of Student Councils (WASC). Jennifer also served as student body vice president of her high school and will represent her state at the 1993 National Association of Student Councils Convention this summer in Newark, Del.

Eight youth from the Enterprise Utah Stake made up two teams from Lincoln County, Nev., which competed in May in the National FFA, 4-H Land and Homesite Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, Okla. The FFA team of Naomi Holloway, James Mathews, Daniel Holloway and Nathan Phillips placed first in Homesite Judging. The 4-H team of Charles Mathews, Lee Mathews, Vera Smith and Patrice Tobler placed third in their division of Homesite Judging. Two of their advisers, Willard Phillips, FFA adviser, and Donald Holloway, extension educator, are also members of the stake.

pati-Sue Ashcraft, a teacher at the Hill Middle School in Long Beach, Calif., was honored recently as an example of "unsung heroes" who work quietly but ceaselessly to improve the lives of students in California's public schools. Sister Ashcraft of the Long Beach 17th Ward, Long Beach California East Stake, was honored in May in Sacramento, Calif., in a celebration sponsored by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


Adam DuBois, 9, captured the gold medal for third-grade boys at the Hawaii state physical fitness competition recently. During the competition, he set two new state records in his division - 2 minutes, 4 seconds in the flex-arm hang, and 81 sit-ups in one minute. Adam is in the Halawa Ward, Honolulu Hawaii West Stake.

Four high school students - two brothers and two sisters - of the Kuna 1st Ward, Nampa Idaho South Stake, excelled at the Idaho A2 State Track Championships May 21-22. Randy Reeder won first place in the 800-meter, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races. His brother, Chris Reeder, placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run.

Brook Myers won first in the 100-meter hurdles and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles. Her sister, Kim Myers, placed second in both the 100- and 200-meter runs. Both girls were members of the first place 4x100-meter relay team and the fourth place 4x400-meter relay team.

Galen Busch, girls volleyball coach at Todd County High School on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, coached his team to the state title for Class A high schools. Two of the starters on the team are his daughters, Marci and Mandi. Both girls were named all-tourney and all-state. Brother Busch of the Rosebud Branch, Rosebud South Dakota District, has twice been South Dakota Volleyball Coach of the Year and has served as president of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association. He is first counselor in the district presidency and district clerk, as well as serving on the high council.


Dennis D. Bills, a supervisory architect at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., received this year's Design Excellence Award, the U.S. Air Force's highest honor for civilian designers of construction projects. He was honored in May at an Air Force convention in Dallas, Texas. The award is presented to an architect or engineer who has excelled in design and construction management over a five-year period. He is a member of the Fairview Ward, Henderson Nevada Lake Mead Stake.


Scott S. Parker, president of Intermountain Health Care, headquartered in Salt Lake City, was recently voted president-elect of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) during its World Congress in Madrid, Spain. A member of the Bountiful Hills Ward, he is president of the Bountiful Utah Central Stake. He has served as a member of the IHF Council of Management for four years, including the last two years as treasurer of the organization. The London-based IHF represents hospitals, hospital associations and government health ministries of more than 90 nations.

Rex Carlisle, direct mail manager for Deseret Book Company in Salt Lake City, received the Postal Service's Industry Excellence Award. He was recognized for superior achievement within the product/order fulfillment industry in the implementation of Postal Service programs. Brother Carlisle of the Eastridge 3rd Ward, Draper Utah Eastridge Stake, was presented the award at the National Postal Forum in Miami Beach, Fla., in May.

Rick Woodland of the Campbell Ward, Saratoga California Stake, has been awarded the Western Blue Ribbon in the 1993 Shoe Service Magazine Silver Cup Contest. He also won first place in the public relations category of the contest. He was honored in May in Pittsburgh, Pa., during an awards banquet at the 46th Annual Shoe Service Exposition.

Robert Jay Anderson, a stake missionary and a member of the Mesa 28th Ward, Mesa Arizona North Stake, was recently selected to the 1993 ABF Road Team. He is a driver for ABF Freight System in Phoenix, Ariz., and has driven 34 years without an accident.


N. Edwin Weathersby was chosen by his colleagues as state Chiropractor of the Year at the Arizona Association of Chiropractic 1993 convention in Mesa, Ariz., recently. Brother Weathersby of the Deer Valley 1st Ward, Deer Valley Arizona Stake, is president of the association and also serves as an alternate delegate to the American Chiropractic Association and as district delegate to the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. He is the stake Young Men's president.

Charles W. Bytheway was honored by the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) as co-winner of the 1992 Paper of the Year award for his paper, `FAST - An Intuitive Thinking Technique." FAST stands for Function Analysis System Technique, by which members of such areas as industry and government stimulate creativity and increase communication in solving problems and/or establishing procedures. Brother Bytheway, a high councilor in the Salt Lake Cannon Stake, is a member of the Cannon 7th Ward. He received his award in May at the 1993 SAVE Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His paper had been published by SAVE in its 1992 Conference Proceedings.


Angela L. Hickman, 13, was honored recently by the United States Achievement Academy with the National History and Government Award for excellence in academics. Angela is a member of the Manassas 1st Ward, Fairfax Virginia Stake.

Rebecca H. Stay of the Lorain Ward, Cleveland Ohio Stake, was one of 20 community college students in the nation to be named an Academic All-American. Sister Stay was honored recently in Portland, Ore, at an event, which was sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges. She spoke at June graduation commencement exercises for Lorain Community College and received an associate's degree in liberal arts. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in religion and Near Eastern and Judaic studies at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.

Church service

The Tom and Dorene Frost family, Boulder 2nd Ward, Boulder Colorado Stake, has four missionaries serving at the same time. Brother and Sister Frost are serving in the California Sacramento Mission; son Thomas Ryan is serving in the Ukraine Kiev Mission; daughter Marna is in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission.


Lauren Cundick, 16, received a superior rating and was chosen as the outstanding flutist at the 1993 All-State Festival, sponsored by the Nevada Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble. As the outstanding flutist, she played her flute solo in a "Command Performance," which was the highlight of the festival and featured the top high school instrumentalists and vocalists in the state. Lauren is a Laurel in the Frenchman Hills Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Sunrise Stake.

Erin Dunn, 18, of the Norman 1st Ward, Norman Oklahoma Stake, was named outstanding cello player and outstanding soloist at the Merle Buttram [MusicT Competition recently in Oklahoma City, Okla. She received her award and performed her solo at a concert in Oklahoma City, Okla., during which other winners of the competition performed.


Vincent V. Salomonson, director of Earth Sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., received a Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive recently. This honor is bestowed annually on a small number of Senior Executive Service (SES) Employees whose career achievements are exceptional. Brother Salomonson is a member of the Bowie Ward, Suitland Maryland Stake

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