A Timpview High School senior recently received honorable mention as a member of the 1991 All-USA Academic Team sponsored by USA Today.

Michael Durham, son W. Cole and Louise Durham, was the only Utah high school student honored in the competition. The newspaper names 20 first-, second- and third-team members and a number of honorable mention members from throughout the United States. Criteria were developed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and National Education Association.Timpview Principal Randy Merrill nominated Durham for the contest. Durham, 17, submitted an application and a significant academic project. Durham sent in an analysis of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice."

Durham said he'd forgotten about applying for the award. "It's kind of a pleasant surprise," he said of the honor.