Students from the Salt Lake area have won scholarships or are involved in activities recognizing their achievements.

- A West Valley student is one of 200 students representing 70 nations at the Armand Hammer United World College, Montezuma, New Mexico. Kolby Coombs, son of Lon and Gayle Coombs, is one of the 30 U.S. students at the two-year international school. The academic program requires extensive community service.- Two Salt Lake high school students have won scholarships in a writing competition sponsored by Doritos Tortilla Chips.

Ginger Wimmer, Clearfield High School, and Elaina Maragakis, Skyline High School, each received $500 scholarships for their reports on a satellite news conference, which highlighted a summerlong promotion to encourage young people to improve their communication skills.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's painful, but it's time they did the kinds of things we have to do on an annual basis." - Gov. Norm Bangerter, commenting on possible federal spending cuts and job furloughs. (See story on page B1.)

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