- New air traffic controller:

OKLAHOMA CITY - Lane Alan Thuet of South Jordan recently completed the Federal Aviation Administration's nine-week Air Traffic Controller basic course at the FAA academy here.

Thuet is the son of Ronald and Jerilyn Thuet of South Jordan. - Holmes award presented:

WEST VALLEY CITY - The Valley West Chamber of Commerce honored board member Katharine Maughan with its Anna D. Holmes Award for outstanding volunteer service.

The award was presented at the chamber's 30th anniversary celebration Jan. 23 at the Airport Hilton.

Executive Director Kathi Lund said Maughan, administrative assistant for Panorama Tours, was selected for her efforts in coordinating and directing construction of the chamber's parade float this year.

"Kathy and her husband, Rick, spent hundreds of hours on this project that has brought a great deal of recognition to the community and its businesses," stated the chamber official.

The float won awards in every parade it was entered in, including a third-place trophy in the Days of 47 event.

Lund said the award winner is one of the busiest career women in the area, holding down a full-time job while raising two sons, ages 9 and 7, and a daughter, 5, and helping put her husband through college.

The couple lives in Kearns.

- Diamond course:

Sandra R. Camargo of 11370 High Mesa Drive, Sandy, has completed a course in diamonds with the Santa Monica, Calif.-based Gemological Institute of America and has been awarded the institute's prestigious Diamonds certificate.

Established in 1931, the non-profit institute is an educational and research organization serving the jewelry industry, with campuses and laboratories in New York and California. To complete the diamonds course successfully, individuals are asked to master a range of information and skills, from geology and mineralogy to world diamond market conditions and fashion.

- Durrance honored at Ole Miss:

Robert Waldon Durrance of Riverton has been named to the University of Mississippi Chancellor's Honor Roll for the 1990 fall semester.

- College of Beauty graduates:

The Fran Frown College of Beauty recently announced graduation at its two campus locations.

Mandi Openshaw, Marci Dabb and Tara Wixom graduated from the Ogden campus.

Jacque Otero, Julie Brooks, Tina Kelsey, Gail Lippold, Tiffany Hardy, Stacey Steiner, Rhonda Creamer, Heidi Freestone Anderson, Melanie Hatch and Sheri Clements all graduated from the Layton campus.

- R.L. Polk service awards:

R.L. Polk and Company has announced the presentation of service awards to members of its Salt Lake chapter.

Paula McCarrel received a 25-year service award. Today she is a S.L. librarian.

Two members of the production office, Tom Baker and Emma Linschoten, also received awards for excellent service.

- School district nurse honored:

Renee Brown, nurse in the Murray School District, was honored by her employer last week on Jan. 23 - Utah and National School Nurse Day.

The former Renee Henschke grew up in Sandy, graduated from Jordan High and the St. Mark's School of Nursing. She previously worked at St. Mark's Hospital, prior to coming to the Murray District 20 years ago.

She lives in Midvale with her husband, Richard, two daughters and one son.

- Aspiring gymnasts and acrobats:

Approximately 20 students at Redwood Elementary, including second-grader Chamroeum Keo, comprise the school's exhibition tumbling team. Students from grades 2 through 6 are members of the team, and they perform everything from simple rolls to high-flying power moves.

Teacher Barbara Whitbeck trains the students in after-school practices twice weekly. She started the program 12 years ago to give students something fun and inexpensive to do after school.

- Women of the year:

Evelyn Voyles will be honored by Delta Kappa Gamma, Feb. 9, at the international honorary educational society's annual banquet. She is a charter member of the group on May 21, 1938, when the Alpha Chapter was formed. She became president of the chapter in 1947 and was made Alpha Theta state president in 1957.

Voyles is also a member of the Salt Lake City Ladies' Literary Club and was made the organization's 108th president in 1984. She is a member of the YMCA board of directors, the First Presbyterian Church and the Salt Lake Oratorio Society. She graduated from the University of Utah and taught for 43 years in the Salt Lake City School District.

- Hillcrest fund-raiser:

The Hillcrest High student body made a wish come true last month for a terminally ill, 6-year-old boy. The students raised $3,681.64 for the "Make-A-Wish" foundation - more than any other high school involved in the project.

Mont Widerberg was the adviser in charge of the project.

- Hillcrest High also sponsored an anti-drug week, Jan. 14-18, in order to help students become aware of the importance of avoiding involvement with drugs. Activities included a special anti-drug assembly and "wearing red" to symbolize a student stand against drug abuse.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) helped student officers tie red ribbons on vehicles in the parking lot so that drivers could share the anti-drug message with the community.