MARK H. SHOWALTER, a professor at BYU, has been invited to serve as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.
REP. MIKE THOMPSON of Orem received the Child Advocate Award from the Utah County Child Abuse Council for his fight against child abuse in the Utah State Legislature. He also received the Hero on the Hill Award from the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities.
GUERRY GREEN, adult program director of the Gathering Place, an addiction treatment center, has headed up an alumni group effort to bring the Gathering Place’s former clients together to help educate the community about addiction.
ADAM THOMAS ARNESEN of Pleasant Grove received one of four $20,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarships. More than 3,429 scholarship applications from throughout the nation were submitted.
LYNN CALLISTER, a faculty member from the Brigham Young University College of Nursing, has been named a Fulbright Scholar. Callister will use the award to continue her work and research in global women’s health.
Through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the U.S. Department of State, Callister will work with the St. Petersburg State Medical Academy in the spring of 2004. Every year, the Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 scholars and professionals, chosen for their leadership potential, to more than 140 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a variety of academic and professional fields.
For six years, 16 year-old JESSICA WOAHN of Pleasant Grove has organized Summer Youth Theater Workshops and included community service opportunities for her young participants.
Competing against 3,000 nominees nationwide, Jessica is one of 15 finalists to win a $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Guardian Life Insurance Company through the Girl’s Going Places Scholarship Program.
Scouts DANIEL DON HONEY of Provo and JOHN SPENCER FORBYN of Orem have been selected as two of the 12 Eagle Scouts from across the country to receive $3,000 scholarships provided by the National Eagle Scout Association.
More than 3,429 Eagle Scout scholarship applications were submitted. Both young men will attend BYU.
LAUREN GUTIERREZ and CHELSEA ROBINSON were invited to participate in the National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C.
Representing the state of Utah in the Junior Performance category, they placed in the top 10 in the nation and were awarded Best of State for Utah.
Their performance was about the rights and responsibilities of immigration. Both girls attend Lakeridge Jr. High in Orem.