1996
In the Spotlight
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“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, July 1996, 69

In the Spotlight

  • In recognition of his lifetime of contribution toward improving world food production through better understanding of agricultural soil, Frank J. Stevenson was awarded Israel’s international Wolf Foundation Prize in agriculture. An emeritus member of the University of Illinois agronomy faculty, Brother Stevenson attends the Champaign First Ward, Champaign Illinois Stake.

  • The National Conference of Christians and Jews awarded Glendon E. Johnson the Silver Medallion Award for outstanding service to the community. He is chairperson of the National Wellness Councils of America, serves on the National Council and Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts, and recently chaired the National Negro College Fund Drive. Brother Johnson serves on the high council of the Homestead Florida Stake.

  • Brigham Young University all-American basketball star Kresimir Cosic, who died of cancer in 1995, was recently elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. While at BYU during the early 1970s, the Yugoslavian native won three All-Western Athletic Conference awards, and later he helped win an Olympic gold medal and two silver medals as a player on Yugoslavia’s national team. In 1992 Brother Cosic was appointed Croatia’s deputy ambassador to the United States, and in 1994 he became Croatia’s acting U.S. ambassador.

  • During a meet in which she won the United States masters power-lifting championship for her division, Claire Ashton Heckathorn set several national records. She also holds state power-lifting records in Idaho and Washington. Sister Heckathorn teaches Relief Society in the Woodinville Second Ward, Bothell Washington Stake.