People in the Church

Marie W. Mackey of the Yale 2nd Ward, Salt Lake Bonneville Stake, was awarded the LeBaron Briggs Literary Fellowship by the Harvard English Department. She will use the fellowship for graduate studies in British Literature at Oxford University.

Larry Eli Tolpi of the Richmond Virginia Stake was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice. During the past 15 years, as a former stake president and multi-stake public affairs chairman for the Church, Brother Tolpi has participated in numerous humanitarian efforts in the Richmond area.

Oji Chinaedu Anya obtained the best result in the Junior Secondary School Certificate with 12 Alphas scores. He also received the Certificate of Merit for achievements in the National Competitive Examination in mathematics in Nigeria. He is a priest in the Ikenegbu Ward, Owerri Nigeria Stake.

Adam Daveline was selected by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts as one of the top high schools artists in the theater and musical theater category. He was selected from 5,000 entrants. He is a priest in the Mandarin 1st Ward, Jacksonville Florida East Stake.

Terry Harriswas recently recognized for civic leadership and voluntarism during the 12th Annual Pikes Peak Area Council of Government Awards banquet in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was honored for his commitment to innovation in county government. He teaches a gospel doctrine class in the Colorado Springs 1st Ward, Colorado Springs Colorado Stake.

Carol Preston of the Tifton 2nd Ward, Albany Georgia Stake, was recently named the Georgia Family Childcare Provider of the Year by the Georgia Association of Young Children. She was recognized for her involvement in children's issues in Georgia.

Deborah Wilder of the Crystal Springs 2nd Ward, San Francisco California Stake, was recently elected mayor of Foster City. She was originally elected to the Foster City Council in 1997. She has served in many capacities in her ward, including Primary president, teacher in the Relief Society and as a Boy Scout merit badge counselor. She and her husband, Russell, are parents of three children.

Chris Eskridge was recently appointed as executive director of the American Society of Criminology. He is a professor at the University of Nebraska. He and his wife, Cherie, are members of the Lincoln 4th Ward, Lincoln Nebraska Stake.

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