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BusinessQ Roundtable: Let’s get real (estate)

In the Spring 2017 BusinessQ Roundtable, seven commercial construction experts went the rounds on trends, timing, workspace and myths. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What is the status of commercial construction in Utah County? Gifford Briggs, [...]

22 high schoolers who will change the world

By Jeanette Bennett and Lindsey Williams Photos by Matt Bennett and Dave Blackhurst Jump into this annual Utah Valley Magazine feature and meet 22 goal-scoring seniors on their home turf. Utah Valley Magazine editors partnered with local high [...]

Abigail Smith — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Abigail Smith School: Westlake High School Parents: Terry & Lisa Smith One of Abigail Smith’s jazz teacher’s taught her to get comfortable with the uncomfortable — and she applies this dance principle to high school. “Don’t [...]

Anissa Morrison — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Anissa Morrison School: Timpanogos High School Parents: Chris & Aftyn Morrison Anissa Morrison felt pressure to get a high ACT. Despite taking it five times, her top score was a 23. “But I still got scholarships and life goes [...]

Abby Skousen — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Abby Skousen School: Skyridge High School Parents Rick & Julie Skousen As the first student body president of Skyridge High School, Abby Skousen has been a giant leader from her 4-foot-11 frame. Mini-resume 3.98 GPA, student body [...]

Jason Harline — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Jason Harline School: Pleasant Grove High School Parents: Donald & Benita Harline As student council spirit chair, Jason Harline led the student section to winning the UHSAA’s statewide Battle of the Fans. “I may not win state [...]

Braden Bromley — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Braden Bromley School: Lone Peak High School Parents: Reed & Rhonda Bromley On Braden Bromley’s 18th birthday, the student section at the football game sang to him and held stick faces of him as a 5-year-old. Mini-resume Student [...]

Trev and Bowen Davis — 2017 high schoolers who will change the world

Student: Trev & Bowen Davis School: Liahona Preparatory Academy Parents: Jeff & Kara Davis Trev Davis came to Liahona in ninth grade, and a drama trip to California that year helped him create lifelong friendships he still has today. [...]

Reagan Shepherd — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Reagan Shepherd School: Lehi High School Parents: Mike & Erin Shepherd Throughout high school, Reagan Shepherd talked tirelessly with friends about who would go to Skyridge when it opened. Her senior year, she stayed at Lehi as [...]

Jeremy Hadfield – 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Jeremy Hadfield School: Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy Parents: Varden & Rebecca Hadfield Jeremy Hadfield wrote a philosophy curriculum for elementary schools and then personally taught it to fifth-graders. Mini-resume 3.85 [...]

Emma Todd — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Emma Todd School: American Heritage School Parents: Daniel & Ilima Todd Emma Todd lives across the street from American Heritage School, which is convenient for this musical, theatrical, academic and outdoorsy senior who says [...]

Madison Flinders — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Madison Flinders School: American Fork High School Parents: John & Michele Flinders At 5’1’’, Madison Flinders isn’t known for extreme power on the varsity tennis team. Her matches last two to three hours as she tires out [...]

2017 Executive of the Year: Truman Hunt, Nu Skin

Truman Hunt and Blake Roney met in the mission field while speaking French. The two said bonjour again as roommates at BYU and later bishopric-mates in an LDS ward. Then the two left on splits as Roney founded Nu Skin while Truman earned a [...]

Provo’s connection to Panama — And why this island resort should be on your bucket list

Provo’s Palm Marketing has one of the best views in the county. Outside their second story windows, they watch happy couples outside the Provo City Center LDS Temple. Their desks shake when the Rooftop Concert Series fills Center Street with [...]

5 reasons to put Panama on the bucket list

As part of Utah Valley Magazine’s “I tried it” section, Editor Jeanette Bennett flew down to Red Frog Beach, a Provo entrepreneur-owned island in Panama, for a tropical adventure. Here’s five reasons Utah Valley travelers [...]

8 young women share message of faith at UN amidst snowed-in New York

On Monday afternoon, the United Nations in New York declared it was canceling all official events for Tuesday, March 14, on account of a major winter storm, which was expected to drop up to 18 inches and to close public transportation. Big [...]

8 young women to speak at UN about faith, family and motherhood

Although New York is expecting record snowfall in the next 24 hours, eight young women from Arizona, Utah and Idaho are bringing a downpour of ideas they will share on Tuesday, March 14, at 4 p.m. — rain, snow or shine. The young women, ages [...]

Christopher Clark pulls up a chair for his next act: A live performance of life with ALS

I walk past the remodeling contractors in the garage and step over building supplies as I make my way up the snowy wooden ramp at the Clarks’ Provo home for our morning interview (I later learn that 10 a.m. is the “crack of dawn” for [...]

Christopher Clark isn’t an ‘off-the-shelf’ director

When directing “Nosferatu” (based on a 1922 vampire movie), the play was also being shot on film as a live action, so the audience could watch on two levels — the actors on the stage as well as the screens showing the live filming.  For [...]

Fab 40: Raising the curtain on 40 fabulous people in Utah Valley

By Jeanette Bennett and Lindsey Williams Photos by Dave Blackhurst Props by SCERA and the Orem Michaels Awesomeness by the 2017 Batch of Fab Inspired by cover boy Christopher Clark’s fetish for theater, we unveil 40 other fabulous folk [...]