- Charles Acevedo Villanueva, 11, won second place in a Chilean national contest of paintings, with the theme related to the the 3,000th year of the city of Jerusalem. The contest was sponsored by the Chilean Israeli Institute and some 2,500 children participated. Charles is a member of the Los Prados Ward, Santiago Chile Puenta Alto Stake, and attends El Sembrador secondary school. His artwork will be sent to Israel, along with the works of other winners, to represent the children of Chile. His sister, Brenda, won an honorable mention, and her painting also will be sent to Israel.
- Hans Wilhelm Kelling, a faculty member in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at BYU, studied in Germany from June 18 to July 14 on a Fulbright fellowship. His subject for study was "Germany in Central Europe, Political and Economic Changes," which allowed him the opportunity to visit the cities of Bonn, Berlin, Brandenburg, Dresden, Leipzig and Munich. The course of study allowed Brother Kelling to establish contacts with German universities, the federal and several state parliaments and various companies such as BMW, the German auto-making firm. He is a member of the Rock Canyon Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont South Stake.
- Michael J. Stevens has been selected by the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management as winner of the Dissertation Award for 1995. He will receive a plaque during the organization's meeting in August for producing the best doctoral dissertation in his field. The dissertation he wrote while attending Purdue University was on staffing work teams. The competition draws entries from around the world. Brother Stevens is an assistant professor of management at the University of Texas-El Paso and a member of the El Paso 9th Ward, El Paso Texas Mount Franklin Stake.
- Earlene Durrant, the chairwoman of the Department of Physical Education at BYU has been named "most distinguished athletic trainer" by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). She is the first woman to receive the annual award. She was also the first woman to hold a NATA chair position when she was named chair of the NATA Memorial Resolutions Committee in 1989. Sister Durrant, a member of the Sharon 4th Ward, Orem Utah Sharon Stake, received the award at NATA's annual convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in June. NATA has more than 15,000 members.
- Anthony Crisinel of the Renens Ward, Geneva Switzerland Stake, recently won second place in the Mature Division (age 40 and over) of the Swiss National Body Building Championship. It was Brother Crisinel's first competition. He gave credit to his wife for encouraging him and preparing a stringent diet for him. He said he wanted to prove a person could be a winner in this type of event by exercising and keeping the Word of Wisdom rather than relying on steroids.
- Amy Menlove, 10, recently won the USA Track and Field Association Junior Olympics Region 10 triathlon championship with a record-setting performance in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Region 10 event drew competitors from Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Her triathlon total of 1,030 points in the bantam age group (9-10 year olds) tied the region record and broke the Utah state record. Triathlon events are the 200-meter dash, high jump and shot put. Amy also took third in the individual 400-meter dash, setting a Utah record. She is a member of the Eastridge 4th Ward, Draper Utah Eastridge Stake.
- William Kesler Jackson, 15, recently received the 1995 Foreign Service Youth Award from the U.S. government. The award is given annually to an overseas student who exemplifies leadership and dedication in community service and service to peers. While attending American International School in Johannesburg, South Africa, William has been engaged in charitable service. He made visits to squatter camps and refugee areas, researched needs and wrote proposals for submission to charitable organizations. Results have included construction of a mother/child nutrition center, improved water supplies to thousands of people and distribution of 40,000 pounds of clothing donated by the Church. William also served this year as freshman class president and is teachers quorum president in the Sunnyside Ward, Pretoria South Africa Stake.