Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Student Featured In Modesto 'Teen Hall Of Fame'
Modesto CA Bee 25May00 P2
By Marijke Rowland: Bee Staff Writer
HUGHSON, CALIFORNIA -- LDS student Richard Thompson, a senior at Hughson
High School was featured in the Modesto Bee's Teen Hall of Fame yesterday.
Thompson was honored for his musical accomplishments, as well as for his
The Bee calls Thompson a "one-person music department." In addition to
playing both piano and clarinet, Thompson teaches piano to eight students
and writes songs. He is good enough that he was selected for the All-County
and All-State honor bands. Thompson started writing songs at age 15, and
even earned an honorable mention in an international hymn-writing contest.
Thompson is an Eagle Scout, with more than 55 merit badges, 34 more than
required for the rank. He has a 3.8 GPA and this year branched out into
politics, working as a precinct captain for the Yes On Proposition 22 campaign.
He plans to attent BYU and serve an LDS mission after he graduates from high