1996
In the Spotlight
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“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, Jan. 1996, 69

In the Spotlight

  • University of Hawaii men’s volleyball coach Mike Wilton has been named National Collegiate Athletic Association volleyball coach of the year in the United States. His fellow coaches also named him Mountain Pacific Sports Federation coach of the year. After three seasons coaching the Rainbows, his win-loss record stands at 51–31. He serves as high priests group leader in the Manoa Ward, Honolulu Hawaii Stake.

  • Beverly Frances Leake Good, a captain in the United States Naval Reserve, has been appointed northwest coordinator of the navy’s Drug Education for Youth program. She also recently received the navy’s Commendation Medal for her leadership and service as commanding officer of a naval reserve mobilization team. The mother of six, she teaches Relief Society and Sunday School in the Port Orchard First Ward, Bremerton Washington Stake.

  • In recognition of his lifelong service to the people of Western Samoa, Tufuga Samuelu Atoa was awarded the Western Samoa Order of Merit. His involvement has ranged from developing and promoting sports and chairing a public service commission to serving on the board of the National University and directing Polynesian Airlines and the Western Samoa Development Bank. A member of the Pesega Fifth Ward, Pesega Samoa Stake, he serves in the temple and as national public affairs director.

  • David L. Thomson of the Wheaton Ward, Naperville Illinois Stake, the holder of seven U.S. patents in speech processing, was named an Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer by a national honor society. He works as the technical manager for AT&T Bell Laboratories’ speech-processing group.