Huntington Beach High School’s delegation won the top award at UC Berkeley’s 37th annual Model United Nations statewide conference. Delegations from Edison High and Ocean View High, both also in the Huntington Beach Union High School District, were runners-up.
The honored Huntington High seniors, who joined 1,200 delegates from 83 schools on the Cal campus, are: Tim Yates, Tracey Reineke, Roger Wilson, Dan Stimmler, Paul Konovalov, Erik Villaneuva, Kevin Chou, Sean Baker, Chris Will, Tiffany Pixley, Jaimala Barot, William Kim, Anne Woo Sam, Brian Hendley, Jeff Woods and Tricia Rice.
The next major Model U.N. conference, in which school delegations become mock representatives of countries in the real United Nations, will be held at Ocean View High School in April.
Fullerton resident Sandra M. Hayes has been named president of the 400-member county chapter of the American Society of Interior Design. The national group has 28,000 members and is the world’s largest interior design organization.
Citing her years of community service, Lilia (Lee) Powell of Tustin was named Woman of the Year in the 35th District of the state Senate by Sen. John Seymour (R-Anaheim).
Harold Wall of Garden Grove’s Elks Lodge No. 1952 was voted an Honorary Life Membership. Watching the ceremony were the other two honorary life members of the lodge: Dr. Robert G. Robb and Birchel M. (Pinky) Sales.
More than 100 Elks and their guests gathered to honor Wall, who was presented a plaque and a metallic life membership card by Stan Taeger, the lodge’s Past Exalted Ruler.
Wall has served in a number of positions with the lodge, including service as Exalted Ruler in 1981-82 and district Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1986 and 1987.
Robert Surek, 28, of Stanton, who was born deaf, will “hear” for the first time through Jack, a 10-month-old hearing-ear dog from Dogs for the Deaf of Central Point, Ore. The $3,500 cost for the 5 months of specialized training was donated by the Good Sam Recreational Vehicles Clubs of America.
In applying for the dog, Surek wrote: “I work days and my wife works nights. When she is gone, I am alone with our 15-month-old baby. Sometimes the baby cries and I need to be alerted. . . . I worry something will go wrong and I won’t hear it.”
Debbie Moore of Anaheim has been named 1989 Woman of the Year for the 71st Assembly District. A community service representative for the Anaheim Police Department, Moore volunteers with the Salvation Army and “Caroling for Cans,” a program sponsored by the Anaheim Fire & Police Assn.
South Coast Medical Center in South Laguna , a 280-bed hospital, was given an open gift of $50,000 from its volunteer auxiliary at the group’s recent installation meeting.
The auxiliary’s Silver and Gold chapter donated $30,000; the hospital gift shop donated $20,000, according to the center’s board chairman, Forrest Owen.
Assemblywoman Doris Allen (R-Cypress) was named the first-ever recipient of the Legislator of the Year award by the 60-year-old California Industrial & Technology Education Assn. Inc., according to spokesman George T. Gridley.
Gridley said the 71st District assemblywoman’s coining of the phrase “applied academics” is
“now a rallying point across the nation for
a renewed emphasis on vocational education and