Salt Lake Eagles Aerie #67, 1104 W. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, held their annual Hap Wilding Awards Banquet on Jan. 19. The Humanitarian Award was first given in 1952 and has since grown from one award to 12 awards this year. Hap Wilding's intent was not only to acknowledge outstanding Eagle members but to give recognition to outstanding leaders in the community. The profits from the dinner, if any, go to the Utah Boys Ranch.
The Eagle motto is "People Helping People." With this in mind, the Eagles, with 16 Aeries and their auxiliaries, donated a total of $15,743 last year to 14 national and local charities, with another $26,830 for community projects. Their Past Presidents Club donated $33,000 to the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Salt Lake #67 raised enough money to pay in full for one guide dog ($3,000) with their Ms. Eagle Contest.Those who received the awards were: Pete Martinez, the Hap Wilding Humanitarian Award; Robert Roland of the D.A.V., the Eagle Home and Family Award; Julie Beckstead, Handicapped Person of the Year, for her work at the Utah Independent Living Center; and Matthew Peck of Granite High School was named the Outstanding Student of the Year for raising $3,084.50 for "Quarters for Christmas."
Fireman Kriss Garcia and Reinhard Koffman shared their award for their work with "Sub for Santa" and low-income people; Danetta Ratcliff received Teacher of the Year for her work with the handicapped students at East High School; and the Outstanding Youth Group Award went to Jordan School District for their program "PRIDE."
Gerald Thompson, retired homicide detective for Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, for 25 years of service; Phil Riesen and Kimberly Perkins received the Hometown Builders Award for work on their "For Kids Sake" program; the Mr. and Mrs. Eagle Award went to Clarence L. "Duke" and Mildred Thompson; the Auxiliary Service Award went to Clara Hollins; and the Aerie Service Award went to Lynn M. Tippets.
- Outstanding provider named:
Marijane Pierce has been named the outstanding provider of quality care during January by the Employee Council at Intermountain Health Care's Heritage Residential Treatment Center for troubled teens.
Pierce, housekeeping supervisor for the past eight months, lives in Spanish Fork.
- Toyota re-donated to Hillcrest High:
Hillcrest High has been selected by Weber State University to receive a Toyota vehicle for its automotive program. This will be a re-donated vehicle from the fleet of cars and trucks that Toyota has provided for WSU. Hillcrest was selected by Hillcrest graduates who work in Weber's automotive program under the direction of Troy Spratling.
- West Jordan Chamber of Commerce:
The West Jordan Chamber of Commerce kicked off the new year with its annual award and installation banquet on Jan. 25.
Elected to the 1991 Chamber Board were: James D. Sargent, chairman; Mark J. Neff, chairman-elect and Larry Gwynn, secretary-treasurer.
Other members of the 1991 board are: Max Hogan, Gary Garner, Lowell Brown, Keith Snarr, Pat Kirberg, Stuart Richardson and Luke Smith.
"Our board of directors is committed to service to our community overall and our membership in particular, to promote West Jordan's positive business environment," Chamber President Craig Dearling said.
- Hillcrest fund-raiser:
The Hillcrest High student body made a wish come true last month for a terminally ill, 6-year-old boy. The students raised $3,681.64 for the "Make-A-Wish" foundation - more than any other high school involved in the project.
Mont Widerberg was the adviser in charge of the project.
- Hillcrest High also sponsored an anti-drug week, Jan. 14-18, to help students become aware of the importance of avoiding involvement with drugs. Activities included a special anti-drug assembly and wearing red to symbolize a student stand against drug abuse.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) helped student officers tie red ribbons on vehicles in the parking lot so drivers could share the anti-drug message with the community.
- Hillcrest Marchioness honored:
Hillcrest High's drill team, the Marchioness, placed second in the prop division, fifth in the military division and sixth in the dance competition at the Rocky Mountain Drill Team competition held last month. Brenda Schoenfeld is the adviser for the team.
The team's final two competitions will be the regional event Saturday, Feb. 9, at Bingham High and the state finale Feb. 23 at Cottonwood High.
- Two Hillcrest students win dance scholarships:
Leanne Clark and Shannon Mason, Hillcrest students and modern dance participants, both won scholarships to the University of Utah in modern dance last month during dance auditions and interviews.
Clark, dance company secretary, received a full-tuition scholarship. Mason, president of the dance company, won a partial scholarship. Robyn Mousley is Hillcrest's dance adviser.