Boy Scouts Award Silver Beaver to 16 People for Their Service to Youth

For their “noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth,” the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award was presented by the Orange County Boy Scout Council to the following:

Jess Bequette and Ramsey Ronald Degeare of Costa Mesa; William C. Breen and Louise Kelsey of El Toro; Yvonne Larae Graham of Buena Park; Charles Hester and Richard Miller of Newport Beach; Charles Hughes and Jackie Taylor of Garden Grove; Jill Koehler of Westminster; Lloyd D. Lablanc of La Habra; Leonard Leventhal of Placentia; Joseph Maresh and Marie C. Maresh of Orange; Linda Rusmisel of Irvine, and George Thompson of Yorba Linda.

Costa Mesa resident Helen Redding was honored in Sacramento as 1988 Volunteer of the Year for the 69th Assembly District by Assemblyman Nolan Frizzelle (R-Huntington Beach) for her political and nonpolitical activities in Orange County.

Redding has been a volunteer for more than 20 years with Childrens Hospital of Orange County and was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian to the Fairview Developmental Center advisory board.


Newport Beach resident Patricia A. Krone, who recently was elected chairman of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the 76-year history of the group, was named 37th District Woman of the Year for 1989 by state Sen. Marion Bergeson (R-Newport Beach).

The Garden Grove Education Assn. presented its “I Make a Difference Award” to veteran teacher Margaret Duhammel of Patton Elementary School for her dedication students.

Duhammel, a sailor and licensed pilot who flies for the Civil Air Patrol, shares her experiences in summer school programs and teaches students boat construction, sailing and flying techniques.

In addition, she serves as an adviser to the Young Astronauts, an aerospace education program at the school where fourth- through sixth-graders meet after school to develop excellence in math and science and to involve themselves in the NASA-sponsored meetings and field trips.


The American Gem Trade Assn. presented its Spectrum Award for colored gemstone jewelry to Laguna Beach jewelry designer Zoltan David. His necklace was selected from more than 250 entries.

B. Price Kerfoot of Newport Beach, a student at Princeton University, has won a Newton Tatum Scholarship for study at Balliol College in Oxford, England. After his 2 years of study, Kerfoot intends to attend medical school and has been accepted at Harvard, Stanford and UC San Francisco medical schools. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Branch Kerfoot Jr. of Newport Beach.

Five law enforcement officers from Orange County, plus officers from seven states, Australia, France, Norway and the Philippines, were graduated from the 88th class of the USC Delinquency Control Institute. The 6-week training program is designed for professionals who work to prevent and control juvenile delinquency.

The county officers are Gary Richens of Anaheim Hills; Gary Halliday and Robert Lucas of Garden Grove; Chris Conners of Westminster and William Snyder of Yorba Linda.

Foothill High School senior Craig Turk, president of the Associated Student Body, was named Good Citizen for 1988-89 by the Tustin Katuktu chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for his dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.

Georgianna Hall, a resource specialist at King Elementary School in the Cypress School District, was named Resource Specialist of the Year by the California Assn. of Resource Specialists at its recent annual convention.

Hall, a Huntington Beach resident who has been with the school district for 27 years--the last 8 years at King School--works with students who have learning handicaps in reading and math.