Wasatch High School Hall of Fame inductees 2013
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The Wasatch High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Larry B. Duke, DDS and Stephen D. Young will be the 2013 Wasatch High School Hall of Fame Inductees. Wasatch High School Alumni, friends, and the entire community are invited to attend. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Commons Area of Wasatch High School. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Larry & Steve will also be riding in the homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. and they will be recognized prior to the homecoming football game that same evening. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 for the game on Sept. 27.

Larry B. Duke, DDS

Larry B. Duke was born in Heber City, UT to Seymour and Mary Duke. He graduated from Wasatch High School in 1951. During high school Larry was very involved in the music program. He sang with the men’s chorus and the mixed chorus. He also played first trumpet in the band.

Larry married Joan Kinsey. They are the parents of five children, 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. They also fostered three Navajo children. Larry and Joan have lived in New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. They currently reside in Heber City.

After high school, Larry attended Utah State University and Brigham Young University. He spent two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his army service, he completed pre-dental studies at BYU. Larry attended the Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, IL from 1957-1961. Upon graduation from dental school, Larry returned to Heber and practiced general dentistry for 30 years.

After retiring from general practice, Larry traveled the state as a volunteer with a dental group providing dental services to small counties and Indian reservations. In 2002, Larry helped to start the free dental clinic located in the Wasatch County Board of health building. He volunteered there two days a week and encouraged other local dentists to do the same. This clinic is still operating today. Larry also taught Dental Therapy to students in Zimbabwe.

Larry has been very active in the community. He served in leadership roles with the March of Dimes, Wasatch District Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club, Wasatch County Board of Health, Sons of the Utah Pioneers, and Wasatch County Senior Citizens. Larry also served two terms as a Heber City Councilman and one term as a Wasatch County Commissioner.

Larry has given life-long service to his church in the United States, New Zealand, South-Central America and West Africa. In Africa, his stewardship included three countries: Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Larry has served in many leadership positions for his church.

Larry has enjoyed the many opportunities he has had to serve. His efforts have benefitted many people in our community and throughout the world.

Stephen D. Young

Stephen D. Young was born in Heber City to Dave and Fern Young. As a youth, he spent time at the Fish Hatchery in Midway, where Grandpa and Grandma lived. He also loved to spend time at his Uncle’s dairy farm. As a young adult, Steve treasured the time spent at Wasatch High School. He has a deep respect for the friends, teachers, and administrators he associated with during high school.

During his high school career, Steve participated in football, basketball, track, choir, and student government. He enjoyed his experiences immensely. Steve earned All-State honors in football and track. Steve won four individual events at state track setting three state records along the way. Steve graduated from Wasatch High School in 1971.

Following high school, Steve attended Brigham Young University on a track scholarship. He earned All-Conference and All-American honors in track at BYU. Unfortunately, Steve suffered a knee injury that prevented him from competing during his junior and senior years in college. Steve was invited to participate in the USA/Russia junior track meet, but turned down this opportunity to serve a mission for the LDS church in England.

Steve is married to Jan Harding Young of Bountiful. They have four wonderful children and ten perfect grandchildren. They currently reside in Centerville, UT. Steve is the Chief Financial Officer at Franklin Covey.

Steve has contributed significant community service as well. He was a leader in the Boys Scouts of America Organization for 12 years. The Boys Scouts of American presented Steve with the Silver Beaver Award for his service in scouting. Steve has also served in many positions in his church, including Bishop.

Steve enjoys golf, fishing, outdoors, sports, and travel. He loves to spend time with his family. Steve is proud to tell people that he is from Heber Valley.
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