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By utahvalley360.com

MICHELLE SORENSEN, of Provo, organizes “Queen for a Day,” a program that gives young, female cancer victims a day to be pampered by Nordstrom employees. Parties are held each month (January’s event was held at the Hines Mansion in Provo) and are open to anyone who has had cancer or similar life-altering diseases. Sorensen also works with Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer and Utah Valley Regional Hospital.

 

Fourteen-year-old CAMERON ROGOWSKI, of Lehi, swung on a homemade wooden swing in his garage for 124 hours to raise awareness and more than $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.

 

BYU student MEGI CAMPBELL, 20, started the Provo Junior Miss event after moving to Utah from California and discovering they didn’t have one. She serves as the director for the May 1 competition.

 

Purple Turtle owner CLARK EVANS, of Lindon, received the Pleasant Grove Businessman of the Year award from the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce. The restaurant has been open since 1979 and continues to be a popular restaurant among residents and visitors.

 

JEANETTE LYNTON, owner of Close to My Heart Inc., a scrapbook store in American Fork, was honored as the Businesswoman of the Year from the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce.  Lindon’s Royal West Martial Arts owner MEDA WEST also received the award.

 

UVSC student EVE LOSHININA moved to Utah from Uzbekistan speaking Russian and little English. Now Eve, in her third semester of college, is studying business and looking forward to law school.

 

BYU student ALVINA KWONG illustrated the book “The Magical Melting Pot” by Michelle Greenwald, a professor at Columbia University.

The book contains recipes from 30 famous chefs who came from all over the world to the United States.

 

Former BYU basketball player TINA GUNN ROBISON’s jersey was retired in the Marriott Center. Tina played for the Cougars from 1977-1980.

This was the first woman’s jersey to be retired by the university. She is living in Syracuse with her husband and three children.

 

LIZ CARLSTON, a BYU student now serving an LDS mission, wrote a book titled “Surviving Columbine” about her experiences at the high school during the tragedy five years ago.

Her book is expected to be in bookstores in mid to late March

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