Renee Hyer, Kearns High School teacher, has been named Utah Home Economics Teacher of the Year for her efforts to prepare students for careers in child care.

She was selected by the American Home Economics Association, which sponsors the national competition in cooperation with Chesebrough-Pond'sInc. and Lever Brothers Co. Hyer will compete with 52 other winners for the national title during the annual meeting of the association June 20 in Baltimore.