Garon Thorne, 15, of Orem returned from his second winter in Europe on the World Cup circuit where he finished as the overall World Cup silver medalist in doubles luge and ranked 5th overall for singles luge.
The Governor’s Commission for Women and Families cited DeVonne Marie Allred of Woodland Hills and Elaine E. Englehardt of Orem for service and contributions to their professions.
New York Times bestselling author James Michael Pratt, of Alpine, just published his first non-fiction book “DAD — The Man Who Lied to Save the Planet.” In the book he describes 12 life-lessons learned from observing his father, grandson of Parley P. Pratt.
Kristen Lamb of Woodland Hills has been named Mrs. Utah 2003. She will compete in the national pageant in July.
Clyde E. Weeks, Jr., of Orem wrote “Raspberry Rimes and Vicarious Verses of a Mellow Mormon Bishop.” The book is about his history, family and marriage. He is a decorated World War II veteran, former safety assistant at Geneva Steel, and former newspaper columnist.
Tevita Fatai of Springville and nearly 40 Tongans and other volunteers from throughout Utah Valley began building a Methodist church building using donated materials from local businesses.
Dan Throckmorton, computer teacher at Centennial Middle School, earned the 2003 Utah Technology Education teacher of the year award.
Mountain View High School’s basketball players Heather and Hollie Hansen are Utah Co-Gatorade players of the year. Heather is Miss Basketball for Utah and Hollie is 4A MVP. Both signed to play for BYU next fall.