Wendy McKenna has been named 1991 National Young Mother in competition sponsored by the American Mothers Inc., a national foundation.

Her selection was based on her family, educational and religious activities; her contributions to the state American Mother organization; and a speech McKenna gave at the national convention recently in St. Louis.Born in Salt Lake City, McKenna is one of 12 children. She earned a degree in home economics from Utah State University, where she served on the Family Life Council and performed with the Sounds of Zion musical group.

McKenna is the mother of five children: Amanda, 11; Camilla, 9; Mark, 7; Brian, 4; and Kyle, 2. Her husband, Richard, is region manager for Greyhound Lines Inc.

McKenna taught preschool for three years and is involved as a volunteer at her children's schools, initiating music, art and literature enrichment programs.

She believes in furthering her children's education by immersing them in a world of good books and assisting them in the development of their musical skills in flute, harp, piano and singing.