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Shae Rohrer, 17, a member of the Vernon Branch, Show Low Arizona Stake, was a member of the Arizona All-State Choir. He also qualified and participated in the Arizona State AAA Track Finals. He serves as the first assistant to the branch president in his priests quorum.

Presents paper


Kathy Sorensen, BYU music faculty member and a Mormon Tabernacle Choir member, presented a paper at the International Society for Music Education Conference. She is a specialist in children's music. The conference, with an estimated attendance of 6,000, was held in Seoul, Korea.

Outstanding student


Jaron R. Jensen, representing Oregon State University, was chosen the "Outstanding Horticulture Student" for 1992. He is one 20 students from universities throughout the nation to be selected for the award, based on such considerations as scholastic achievements and leadership abilities. He serves as Young Men president in the Corvallis 2nd Ward, Corvallis Oregon Stake.

Appointed to council


Two Church members who attend Arizona State University have been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. Sergio Maldonado, Tempe 20th Ward, Tempe Arizona South Stake, and Ramona Tecumseh, Hillcrest Ward, Mesa Arizona Mountain View Stake, were each appointed to a three-year term by President Bush. The council has been in existence since 1973 and consists of 15 members who are Native Americans and are appointed by the president.

Team ranks first


David Thaler, East Lansing University Ward, Lansing Michigan Stake, was one of three students on a team representing Michigan State University, which ranked first in the nation and second in the world in the recent Association for Computing Machinery computer programming competition. The contest included more than 600 teams from universities throughout the world. Teams were given seven problems to solve in five hours and were scored, based on the number of problems completed and the time elapsed for each problem.

Wins essay contest


B. George Saloom, a member living in Kuwait, won first place in an essay competition, sponsored by the Islamic Presentation Committee of Kuwait, for his essay on "What Ramadhan means to me." Ramadhan, a period of daily fasting, occurs during the ninth month of the Moslem year. The competition was open to all people of Kuwait and Brother Saloom wrote his essay as a Christian observing the special month in the Islamic world.

Places first


Maxine Nelson, Relief Society counselor in the Colby Branch, Kansas West District of the Colorado Denver Mission, received first place in the Kansas Press Women competition for her personal columns in the Colby Free Press. Her columns were entered in the competition at the National Press Women Conference in Lansing, Mich.

Winning penmanship


Two sisters have been chosen as winners of a handwriting contest. They are Natalie and Nicole Horne, Bountiful 46th Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake. Natalie won the National Zaner-Blosser Handwriting Contest for grade 3. Her entry was chosen from thousands of entries from schools throughout the United States. Nicole won the school-wide grade 1 contest. Entries were judged on size, shape and slant of each letter, spacing between letters and smoothness of the handwriting. Zaner-Blosser publishes handwriting textbooks.

School board member


Michael H. Spence, 26, a member of the Walnut 3rd Ward, Walnut California Stake, is the youngest school board member in California. Brother Spence was the top vote-getter in a five-man race for the West Covina Unified School District.

102nd birthday


Parley Huffman Rhead celebrated his 102nd birthday Sept. 8. A member of the Price Ward, Price Utah Stake, he was born in 1890 as the ninth child of Edward Henry and Susan Rhead. He served a mission to the Samoan Islands in 1911 for almost four years. He married Parthenia Horsley in the Salt Lake Temple on Jan. 8, 1920. Brother Rhead has two children, four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, retiring as assistant postmaster in Price.

Student honored


Wayne Holloman has been named a United States National Award winner in science by the United States Achievement Academy. The award is given to less than 10 percent of all American students. Wayne was nominated for the award by his middle school science teacher. He is a member of the Rocky Mount Ward, Goldsboro North Carolina Stake.

National winner


Levi Colburn, a CTR B in the Kea'au Ward, Hilo Hawaii Stake, recently placed second in the 1992 United States Judo Federation National Tournament in San Francisco. He competed against other seven-year-olds weighing more than 65 pounds.

Takes top honors


Tiffany Satterfield of the Meridian Ward, Hattiesburg Mississippi Stake, recently took top honors for juniors in the Lauderdale County 4-H photography competition. She won first and second place for color prints and third place for black and white prints. Her first place photo went on to win the state 4-H photography competition and was chosen to be in the national

4-H photography exhibition, shown in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Places second


Gary Wood, Los Angeles Harbor College public information officer, has received a Public Relations Organization award in the annual competition sponsored by the Community College Public Relations Organization. Brother Wood placed second in the news release category from among entries submitted by community college communications professionals throughout California. He is a member of the Lomita Ward, Torrance California Stake.

Society president


Dr. James D. Crapo, a high councilor in the Durham North Carolina Stake, has recently assumed responsibilities as president of the American Thoracic Society. This professional society has approximately 10,000 members composed of physicians and scientists dedicated to all aspects of lung disease. Dr. Crapo is chief of the Division of Allergy and Respiratory Diseases at the Duke University Medical Center.

Master swimmer


Marianne Campbell Farnsworth recently competed in the United States Masters Swimming National Short Course Championships, placing in four of the six events she entered. A member of the Almaden 1st Ward, San Jose California South Stake, Sister Farnsworth has taught life saving and water safety instruction for the Red Cross for the past 14 years. She has also taken on several other community projects to help teach young children how to swim.

Winning design


Justin G. Thomas, 8, a member of the South Hill 2nd Ward, Puyallup Washington South Stake, submitted the winning design for the 1992 Scout-O-Rama patch in the Mt. Rainier Council. His patch was chosen from 200 entries. The theme was, "Family values that last a lifetime."