“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, Oct. 1999, 69
In a ceremony held 30 April 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaii, JaLynn R. Prince, a Latter-day Saint mother from Potomac, Maryland, was named National Mother of Young Children by American Mothers, Inc. Sister Prince and her husband, Gregory, are parents of three children: Chad, 14; Lauren Elyse, 11; and Madison, 9, who is autistic. As Sister Prince speaks to parents across the country, she especially hopes to reach out to other families with special-needs children.
Violist David Dalton, who recently retired as a professor of music at Brigham Young University, has been elected as the first non-European president of the International Viola Society during its 30-year history. The society, with a membership of nearly 2,500 violists in a dozen countries, promotes viola performance and research. Dr. Dalton, who established the world’s largest collection of materials related to the viola—known as the William Primrose International Viola Archive—will serve a three-year term.