People in the Church

Track Champions

Line Carlson and Anne Perrin, two 14-year-old members of the Papeete Tahiti Stake, are making headlines in track and field in Tahiti. Both have been French Polynesian champions for their age groups in their respective events for two consecutive years. Line competes in the high jump and Anne in cross country and middle distances. Anne's father, Yves R. Perrin, is president of the Tahiti Papeete Mission and Line's father, Michel Carlson, is regional representative in Tahiti.Contest winner\ MARTINEZ, CALIF. Dawnn Steeves, a Laurel in the Martinez 1st Ward, Concord California Stake, was winner of the final level of the 54th Annual Multiple District Student Speakers Contest, sponsored by the Lions Clubs of California and Nevada. Dawnn competed in six levels of competition during a five-month period, speaking on peer pressure. Each level has only one winner who advances to the next level. Dawnn won scholarships of $1,750, $4,500 and $6,500, respectively, at the district, area and final levels.

Receives award\ RENO, NEV. Corinne F. Shumway, a Relief Society teacher in the Reno 1st Ward, Reno Nevada North Stake, received the Louise B. Gerrard Award recently in Washington, D.C., for her commitment to enhancing the quality of life of rural older Americans. Sister Shumway was nominated by the Nevada Division for Aging Services where she has been an employee for 19 years. She is the first state employee to receive the award. She is credited for establishing the senior center and nutrition program network in Nevada.\ Player of year

WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF. Erin McGuire of the Woodland Hills 1st Ward, Canoga Park California Stake, was selected as the Los Angeles City 4-A softball player of the year. Erin, who moved from right field to shortstop this year, led her El Camino Real High School team to its fourth consecutive city 4-A title. She was selected from the Los Angeles Unified School District, which includes more students than in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho combined. She had a batting average of .378 and in the championship series hit a .500 average, three RBIs, scored three runs including the winning run in the ninth inning of the title game.

Breaks meet record

BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO Clint Myers, 17, a member of the Bonners Ferry Ward, Sandpoint Idaho Stake, won the U.S. International Shooting Championships in Los Angeles recently, taking home a national championship medal for the prone position in the intermediate junior category (17 and under). He also placed fourth overall in the three-position competition. He competed against the 25 best intermediate junior shooters in the nation, as well as competitors from 15 foreign countries. His score in the prone position not only won the championship, but also broke the meet record by three points.

Attends academy\ LAYTON, UTAH Lilian Rechsiek, a member of the Oakhills Ward, Layton Utah Holmes Creek Stake, recently attended the American Academy of Achievement's 1991 Salute to Excellence program in New York after winning the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy contest in Utah. She placed 11th in the contest on a national level. More than 138,000 students participated in the program nationwide.

Wins gold medals\ CARMICHAEL, CALIF. Christina Rudd Lund, a member of the American River Ward, Sacramento California Stake, was chosen to participate in the World Corporate Games in Lille, France. She is chief clinical dietician at Mercy American River Hospital here. She competed in cycling and won every race in her category that she participated in, receiving special commendation from the mayor of Lille, as well as a gold medal for each race she won.\ Top athlete

CHEYENNE, WYO. Matt Stock has been named the 1991 Milward Simpson Award winner and the best prep athlete in Wyoming at the 15th Annual Simpson Award Banquet. He was two-time all-state player in both football and basketball, and the Wyoming soccer player of the year for two consecutive years. In 1989, he quarterbacked his team to the state championship and in 1990, as a defensive back, led the state in interceptions with a school record of nine. In basketball he averaged 21 points per game during his senior year and led the team to the state title. In soccer he played a major role in a team that took home its second consecutive state soccer title this year. He is attending Ricks College on a basketball scholarship and is a member of the College 13th Ward, Ricks College 3rd Stake.

Receives honor\ KENNEWICK, WASH. R. Terry Winward, second counselor in the bishopric of the Kennewick 7th Ward, Kennewick Washington Stake, was presented with the Westinghouse 1991 Community Service Award. He is a senior environmental quality engineer for Westinghouse Hanford Co.. The award is one of the highest honors presented to one of the company's 170,000 employees. He has also managed a chapter that recently won, for the fifth year in a row, the National Management Association Award for American enterprise activities.

Wins film award\ SOLVANG, CALIF. Gregory P. Grant, a member of the Solvang Ward, Lompoc California Stake, was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a student academy award for a five-minute animated film he produced. The award is the highest prize given in the United States for a student film.

Top qualifier\ ROMNEY, W.V. Sierra Ludwick, a Laurel in the Romney Branch, Winchester Virginia Stake, won the West Virginia State Odyssey of the Mind competition, and then qualified for the international competition in Knoxville, Tenn. She and her teammates built a battery-powered electric vehicle, which weighs under 15 pounds, and could carry a person, travel 450 feet, maneuver a course, and attach and detach from a trailer. All of the parts in the vehicle were handmade. At the international competition her team received an award for creativity, the highest honor to be awarded.

Celebrates 104th\ LOGAN, UTAH Edna Rosa Sommercorn Rasmussen celebrated her 104th birthday recently. She was born Sept. 11, 1887, in Merrill, Wis. She married William Henry Rasmussen in the Manti Temple in 1911. They had five children, one who died in infancy. After her husband died in 1952, she continued to work at a tailoring mill in Ogden, Utah, and retired at age 82. She has nine grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 54 great-great-grandchildren. She is a member of the Logan 3rd Ward, Logan Utah Cache West Stake.

Takes first\ STIRLING, ALBERTA 12-year-old Kimberly Rae Peterson of the Stirling Alberta 1st Ward, Raymond Alberta Stake, won first place for grade six in the Alberta Safety Council's 41st annual Rural Safety Essay Contest. Lt. Gov. Gordon Towers presented her with a first place winner's pin and a plaque, in addition to a $100 cash prize. Entries came from 41 rural school jurisdictions in Alberta with students from grades five through eight competing.