Lehi’s James MacNaughtan is retiring after working for the State of Utah for 30 years. He plans to spend more time on the golf course. His four kids say he is the best dad ever and has supported his wife and children with his incredible work ethic.
American Fork High School Principal GLEN R. CLARK was named High School Principal of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals.
Lehi High School’s DOUG WEBB, Future Farmers of American adviser and agriculture instructor, was awarded the Outstanding Teacher in Community Service by the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education. He has also been nominated for the Community Service regional award.
17-year-old KEVIN CANNON is finishing his senior year at Spanish Fork High School early so he can perform with the Nauvoo Brass Band. Kevin will be in Nauvoo until the end of August, performing six days a week in a horse-drawn wagon. The Nauvoo Brass Band selected only 13 members from nationwide auditions.
Timpview High School senior JAMES REICHMAN sculpted an award-winning pot, recognized by both his high school and the Springville Art Museum. Art judges commend him on his talent at such an early age. He also enjoys skiing and is preparing for an LDS mission.
Pleasant Grove resident PAUL R. DIAMOND served in Iraq for 11 months. Upon returning home, he began a project named Operation Show Charity Always Remember and made bracelets out of military parachute cord bearing the initials OSCAR.
He quickly raised more than $700 and planned on using it to send care packages to his unit in Iraq. When his commander told him the money could be better used to help families of soldiers, Diamond and his family participated in Sub-for-Santa for four families. Since Christmas, he has also worked with four local young men, each earning their Eagle Scout awards through their service, in collecting clothing donations for orphanages in Iraq.
13-year-old ALEXANDER WILLEY, from Pleasant Grove, is the youngest member to ever be accepted into the Orchestra at Temple Square. Other accomplishments include soloing on string bass with the Utah Symphony and winning first place in the Utah State Fair.
Playwright TIM SLOVER’s commissioned play, “Treasure,” will have its world premiere at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pa., from April 29 – May 16. The play is about America’s first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton. Slover is from Provo.
NAOMI REID, 17, has been accepted into the Julliard School of Dance in New York City and will begin her studies in September.
Her younger sister HANNAH REID, 16, is currently studying ballet at the School of American Ballet in New York City. The sisters will be reunited this year as both will stay in the same dorms at Lincoln Center. They are best friends and are looking forward to being reunited. Both girls studied for many years with Jackie Colledge and Utah Regional
Ballet. Both have received a number of scholarships throughout the years. Naomi was awarded Dancer of the Year at UVSC.