“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, Dec. 2000, 57
Jesika Henderson, St. George College Second Ward, St. George Utah College First Stake, won first place at the National Junior Miss Pageant in Mobile, Alabama.
Carlos Cortes, Chicago First Ward, Wilmette Illinois Stake, has been chosen as one of four chaplains of the Chicago Police Department.
Four years ago, Karen Loucks of the Ponderosa Ward, Parker Colorado Stake, started Project Linus, an organization that provides security blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children. Sister Loucks and that organization were recently featured on a national television show.
The United States Senate confirmed the appointment of two LDS Church members as federal judges in Nevada. Roger L. Hunt of the Horizon Ridge Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Warm Springs Stake, is a four-generation Nevadan and has been serving as a U.S. magistrate judge. Kent J. Dawson of the Desert Rose Ward, Henderson Nevada Black Mountain Stake, has been serving on the Henderson Justice Court.
Businessman Ron Jones of the Greensboro Second Ward, Greensboro North Carolina Stake, was honored by the Anti-Defamation League for his leadership in helping his employees become aware of and resist hatred, bigotry, and prejudice.
Gary T. Grigg of the Bonita Springs Ward, Fort Myers Florida Stake, recently became one of fewer than 20 people in the world designated as a Master Greens-keeper by the British and International Golf Greenskeepers Association. He has served as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.