Christa Harrison represents Utah:

Christa Harrison, 18, of Sandy recently competed in the 20th annual Miss National Teen-Ager Scholarship program in Orlando, Fla.Harrison, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Harrison, was one of 100 contestants. She received a tour of the new Universal Studios and other area attractions during her mid-August visit. Harrison previously won her division in the advance contest for the state of Utah.

- Salt Lake County honors outstanding teen workers:

Nineteen of the most outstanding participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program in Salt Lake County were honored on Sept. 5 at an awards ceremony.

The outstanding participants are: Jessie Arnold, Milton Crank, Amy Durrance, Debra Felton, Angie Ho, Robert Johnson, Nita Lee, Tessa Loose, Leslie Mascherino, Jared Miller, Ngan Nguyen, Son Nguyen, Penny Peterson, Michelle Rogers, Lillian Sandoval and Brooke Vander Veur.

Three of the 19 youth worked in the forestry option in Salt Lake. They are: Lucas Edson, nominated for his leadership skills; Andy Fink, nominated for his interest in learning the necessary job skills; and Patrick Johnson, nominated for his outstanding workmanship and attitude.

Their supervisors, Albert Andrew, Dallas Jackman and Gordon Solomon, share more than 60 years of construction experience. Mike Mojica coordinates the forestry project for the county.

The major projects this year were: the Storm Mountain Amphitheater, Silver Lake Boardwalk in Big Cottonwood and the Churchfork Picnic Area in Millcreek Canyon.

The Summer Youth Development Program is federally funded and is administered by the Salt Lake County Division of Job Training and Development, under the leadership of Michael R. Gallegos.

The goals of the program are to encourage youth to remain in or return to school, to increase academic skills and to provide quality work experience.

Over 600 youth served in the program this year in Salt Lake and Tooele counties.

- KUED announces Reading Rainbow winners:

KUED, Ch. 7 has announced the winners in its Reading Rainbow Contest, held through the Salt Lake City Public Library System. Contestants, ages 6-12, wrote two-page stories about the environment. Stories were judged by librarians, writers and educators.

The winners were:

Ages 6-8:

First place - Alicia Edwards, Kearns.

Honorable mentions: Katie Lund, West Jordan; Lauren Stephan, Salt Lake City.

Ages 9-10:

First place - Peter Shirts, Salt Lake City.

Honorable mentions: Lara Gale, Sandy; Justin Pace, Coalville; Andy Paulsen, Salt Lake City; and Serene Rene Caskey, Kearns.

Ages 11-12:

First place - Julianne Hall, Salt Lake City.

Honorable mentions: Amber Jones, South Jordan and Lisa Manwill, West Jordan.

- Eleanor Muth named JC Penney winner:

JC Penney has named Eleanor Muth of Salt Lake City as the Northwestern Regional winner of the James Cash Penney Award for community service.

William R. Howell, JC Penney chairman, commended the Salt Lake resident for her exemplary volunteer service to improve the quality of life for others. "Our founder, James Cash Penney, believed that each of us have a responsibility to reach out and help our neighbor. Eleanor has accepted the challenge. Her unselfish dedication sets an outstanding example for others," he said.

Muth received a lapel pin, certificate and silver bowl for her work on behalf of the American Cancer Society. She also received a $1,300 contribution for her volunteer organization.