- Kayville's Top Citizen award:

Karon Tanner, a real estate agent for Brough Realty & Insurance Company, has been selected by the Kays-ville Area Chamber of Commerce as the "Top Citizen of the Year" for 1990. She was honored last month at the annual Utah State Chamber of Commerce banquet.Tanner was selected because of her outstanding accomplishments as the chairman of the new chamber of commerce office building for Kays-ville City. She has worked in the real estate business for 15 years, including 10 for Brough.

When not acting as a mother or housewife, she spends extra hours directing local stage productions. She also served as chairman of Kaysville's first Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Tanner studied communications, speech and drama while attending BYU. She and husband Ron Tanner are the parents of four sons.

- Vanderbilt honors Utah student:

Jeffrey Michael Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Howard of Park City, received high honors in the school of engineering program last semester at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The school has a student body of 9,200.

- Presidential Scholars Program finalists:

A pair of Davis County students and one student from Utah County have been named as semifinalists in the 1991 Presidential Scholars Program. Melissa Nelson, a senior at Davis High and David W. Simpson, a senior at Layton High, and Emily Elizabeth Ivie, a senior at Timpview High School, are among the 1,500 semifinalists selected from more than 2.5 million high school students throughout the nation.

From these 1,500 finalists, 141 will be chosen as 1991 Presidential Scholars in early May.

Simpson is the son of Henry & Maren Simpson, while Nelson is the daughter of Richard and Marilyn Nelson.

Ivie is the daughter of Evan Leon and Betty Jo Beck Ivie.

- Holladay students receives Dartmouth Citation for excellence:

Kyle Betit, a Dartmouth College sophomore from Holladay, has been cited for outstanding academic achievement during the winter term. Betit, the son of Roderick and Esther Betit, was honored for his outstanding work in economics. Such citations are rare and only a few undergraduates receive them each term. Dartmouth has nearly 4,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

- Jazz players, coach visit Veteran's Hospital:

Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan and players Andy Toolson and Walter Palmer visited the S.L. Veteran's Medical Center last week as part of the annual National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans week. The visit helped let hospitalized veterans know that they are remembered and appreciated for their military service.

- Utah Humane Society receives national recognition:

The American Humane Society has given its "Standards of Excellence" award to the Humane Society of Utah in recognition of the high quality of its animal care and protection efforts.

The award recognizes that Utah's shelter staff is doing a professional job and is also continually upgrading its facility and programs.

"We are proud to have met the rigorous criteria for this award," Utah Humane Society executive director Gene Baierschmidt said. "And we are pleased to be able to provide the high level of service we offer for animals in this community."