1997
In the Spotlight
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“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, Aug. 1997, 71

In the Spotlight

  • Emily Andrus has been elected student-body president at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, for the 1997–98 academic year. Majoring in public policy with a focus on international business, Emily plans on pursuing an MBA after obtaining her bachelor’s degree. During the 1996–97 school year she was copresident of the Latter-day Saint Student Association at Stanford. Raised in the Salt Lake Stratford East Ward, Emily now is a member of the Stanford First Ward, Menlo Park California Stake.

  • Eliezer Poloyapoy of the Makati Third Ward, Makati Philippines Stake, was a semifinalist in the Dance Sports World Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Brother Poloyapoy has been named Most Outstanding Dance Instructor this year by the Dance Sports Council of the Philippines.

  • Donald D. Deshler, director of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and a professor of special education, is the recipient of the 1997 J. E. Wallace Wallin Award. Each year the national award is presented to a professional who has made outstanding contributions to the education of children and youth with exceptionalities. Brother Deshler is president of the Olathe Kansas Stake.