First lady Jacalyn Leavitt has announced 25 Utah mothers as winners of the 1998 Celebrating Motherhood Program.

The state received more than 400 nominations for the first-ever program.The women will be honored with a ZCMI gift certificate and a luncheon today.

The 25 honorees are:

Milagros Baldazo, Ogden; Melodie Bestor, Provo; Jolynn Boice, Sandy; Lisa Boucher, American Fork; Janet Flynn, Harrisville; Sharen Hansen, Provo; Madalynne Harding, Willard; Cheryl Leifson, Spanish Fork; Nancy Menlove, Brigham City; Annalee Mikklesen, Riverton; Emily Miles, West Jordan; Florence Petersen, South Jordan; Vicky Polster, Layton; Tracy Randall, Erda; Christine Reney, Ogden; Jamie Rip, Salt Lake City; Ramonita Santiago, Kearns; Karen Sitterud, Orangeville; Eva Staker, Mt. Pleasant; Shanna Stockseth, South Weber; Suzanne Stott, Salt Lake City; Laura Taylor, Sandy; Bonnie White, Salt Lake City; Deborah Wimpfheimer, Orem; and Rebecca Wright, Hurricane.