While membership in many sororities and fraternities at Utah colleges has been dwindling in the 1990s, one sorority that is still flourishing is Lambda Delta Sigma.
The sorority is an LDS-sponsored group for any college woman willing to live Latter-day Saint standards. Lambda Delta has 2,500 members in 94 chapters on 50 college campuses from Nova Scotia to Hawaii.Lambda Delta recently awarded its annual recognition to six of its most outstanding chapters and three of them were at local institutions - the University of Utah and Westminster College.
The University of Utah has 10 chapters of Lambda Delta, with an enrollment of 500 women. Westminster has just one small chapter.
The Upsilon Gamma Chi chapter at the University of Utah received the year's "Most Improved Chapter Award." Amy Mitchell is the chapter president and Joyce Buehner is the chapter adviser.
Another U. of U. chapter, Upsilon Alpha Theta Chi, received the "Share the Good News Award." Janna Bunker is the chapter president, while Kathleen Pinnock serves as the adviser.
Westminster's Upsilon Psi Omega chapter was honored with "The Five Ideals Award" for 1990-91. Marni Sutton is the chapter's president and Wendy Wheeler is the chapter's adviser.
- Bountiful High Drill Team wins high honors:
The Bountiful High Drill Team won four awards at the recent USA National Drill Team Competition held last month at Cypress College and Anaheim, Calif.
Bountiful won first place in the military category and the prop division. The school also took two second places, in the novelty and the dance divisions.
Jan Whitaker is the team's advisor. Bountiful will fly to San Francisco on May 10 to perform their "Elvis" routine at a production of "Music Through the Years."
- Outstanding provider for March:
Rich Clements has been recognized as the outstanding provider of quality service during March at Intermountain Health Care's Heritage Residential Treatment Center for troubled youth.
Clements is a morning counselor on the boys campus and has worked there for one year. The Brigham Young University student is a native of Idaho Falls.
- Evergreen Junior High students aid the March of Dimes:
Three 13-year-old students from Salt Lake's Evergreen Junior High, Wayne Cummings, Matt Weir and Dalton Peery, were unusually successful in the annual March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon. The three boys obtained pledges of over $200 before the walk.
- Arianne Harlow receives DePaul University Presidential Scholarship:
Arianne Harlow, Kearns High School, has received a Presidential Scholarship from DePaul University in Chicago Illinois. The scholarship is based on the college entrance exam scores of students and also on leadership skills. The renewable scholarship has a four-year value ranging from $4,000 to $40,000.
- Woodrow Q. Rogers receives safety award:
Woodrow Q. Rogers, Murray, has received a jacket and certificate from Schneider Specialized Carriers Company, in recognition of 10 years of safe driving. The Schneider Company, based in Rochester, Minn., is a heavy specialized truckload carrier.
- Hillcrest announces Girls/Boys State participants:
The following three girls from Hillcrest High will participate in the 1991 Girls' State Convention, June 10-15, at Southern Utah University: Alyse Darrington, Ruth Ann Farns-worth and Elizabeth Montague. The two alternates are Kristi Dupaix and Lori Hill.
The following six Hillcrest boys will participate in the the Boys State Convention, June 10-15, at Weber State University: Robert Larsen, Tony McIllece, Erik Shupe, Greg Whitehead, John Williams and Greg Wright. The two alternates are Colby Engstrum and Michael Tenney.
- Gretchen Semerad wins scholarship:
Gretchen Semerad, Salt Lake City native and student at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., has been award awarded an alumni scholarship worth $1,000. She is a graduate of Judge Memorial High and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dunane Semerad.