Popular Utah novelist Rachel Ann Nunes was named the 2003 fiction writer of the year by Cedar Fort Inc. of Springville. Rachel is widely known for her “Ariana” series and the best-selling “Daughter of a King.” Her works published in 2003 are “Twice in a Lifetime,” “A Heartbeat Away” and “Where I Belong.”
Tony Fieldsted of Springville recently received Springville City’s Employee of the Year award. Tony began working for Springville City as an apprentice lineman in 1983 and has progressed through the ranks to his current position as substation supervisor.
McKenzie Bunker of Lindon was chosen as Utah’s La Petite State Queen for the “Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition.” She will be traveling to New Orleans, La., in July to represent Utah at the World Finals.
Melissa Sevy, a BYU undergraduate, has been recognized as Student of the Year by the Utah chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children for her work as co-president of the BYU student chapter and for working with individuals with disabilities in the Provo community.
David “Doc” Parkinson of Magleby’s Restaurant was named businessman of the year at the 16th annual Reed Smoot Awards of the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce. Parkinson has operated the business for 22 years and will soon be moving Magleby’s restaurant to a new location with a new menu.
The Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce named Susan Evans McCloud Businesswoman of the year at the 16th annual Reed Smoot Awards. Susan’s versatility as a writer was noted as she has published in many fields including historical fiction, mystery, biography, children’s literature and poetry.
Tom Stockham, president and CEO of MyFamily.com, received the entrepreneur of the year award at the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce 16th annual Reed Smoot Awards. His company has the largest collection of online information for connecting families with their histories and with one another.
Sam Brady of Cedar Hills was one of 15 people chosen to receive a full ride scholarship to attend training camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (an affiliate of NASA) in Huntsville, Ala., this summer. Sam was one of 353 applicants.
Orem’s Carol Walker was given the Athena Award from the Women’s Business Network in June. Carol is the executive director for the Utah Commission for Women and Families, as well as the Governor’s Initiative on Families Today. She serves on many community boards, including the Freedom Festival.
David Ridges of Springville received the Cedar Fort 2003 non-fiction writer of the year award for “50 Signs of the Times” and his “Book of Mormon Made Easier” series.