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WEST JORDAN'S BOJAK IS HEADED TO WASHINGTON

Move aside Senators Hatch and Bennett. You too, Representatives Hansen, Waldholtz and Orton.

Mr. Bojak is headed to Washington.Utah's Teacher of the Year, who also happens to coach the West Jordan High School football team, has accepted an invitation to join other educators from across the nation at a White House Rose Garden ceremony with President Clinton Friday.

I'm excited as heck. I don't know what to say," said Bojak. "It's real special."

Community businesses have donated the air fare and formal ware for the coach to make the trip with his wife. The Bojaks will attend other gala events for two days prior to meeting the chief executive.

The National Teacher of the Year Foundation is sponsoring the Washington, D.C. meeting. Honorees will be treated to a White House lunch and a trip to the national Office of Education.

NEW HIRE: Milford's loss is Millard's gain when it comes to the gridiron. Franklin Bramall, who guided the Tigers to the 1A state finals last fall, has been accepted the head coaching post in Fillmore. He succeeds veteran coach Al Marshall who retired.

REPEATER: Iowa freshman Debbie Bilbao, who prepped at Jordan High, was recently named Big Ten Conference Pitcher of the Week - for the second consecutive time. Her latest accolades followed a 2-0 weekend, that included a no-hitter (the first in two years for Iowa) and a two-hitter, at Penn State. The 24th-ranked Hawkeyes improved to 10-2 in conference play.

TRACK-A-RAMA: The annual BYU/First Security Bank Invitational Track Meet is slated for April 28-29 in Provo. More than 3,500 athletes, representing high schools in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming, will compete in the National Federation of State High School Activities-sanctioned competition.

"This is the largest high school track and field event of its kind in the country," said meet director Bruce Holley. "Every year we gain more interest from high schools across the West. This year we are hoping for 1,000 more athletes than last year."

The meet, which dates back to 1911, begins Friday with 1A and 2A schools competiting. On Saturday, 3A, 4A and 5A programs will go for the gold. Daily admission is $2.50 per person or $10 for families. For spectator information contact BYU officials at 378-3994.

ALL-STAR TILT: Team Utah, featuring many of the state's top seniors, will tangle with Team USA - comprised of several top recruits from across the nation, in an all-star game Saturday (April 29), 8 p.m., at Salt Lake Community College.

LIGHT IT UP: The Jordan High Booster Club is hoping to light things up at the school's new athletic field. Armed with the goal of raising $80,000 before football season, the group is seeking donations of materials, labor and money to finance the project. Donations can be mailed to: Jordan Education Foundation, 9361 S. 300 East, Sandy 84070 or contact booster club president Steven Kener at 466-1485 for more information.

BIG-TIME WRESTLING: Brighton freshman Brady Jones, who is a reigning state champion, earned a trip to Budapest, Hungary this summer by qualifying for the world team at the National Team Trials in Chicago last weekend. He placed first in Greco Roman and second in freestyle at 94.5 pounds in the 15-16 Cadet division.

SUPERFANS: The Utah High School Activities Association recently awarded "Super Fan" recognition to prep basketball enthusiasts Ingra Richards of Panguitch and the Bernardos - Jim and Arlene - of Midvale. Richards has attended 57 conecutive state tournaments, while the Bernardo's have been season ticket holders at large state tourneys since 1953.