David Standring, 21, returned in May from a two-year mission in Guatemala for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his mission he served in eight areas of Guatemala: Juchanep and San Cristobal in Totonicapan, Joyabaj in El Quiche, Xepon in Momostenango, El Bosque and Las Americas in Quetzaltenango, and Brasilia and Zaculeu in Huehuetenango. He also spent several weeks training in the Spanish language in Guatemala City where he survived the eruption of the Pacaya volcano and Tropical Storm Agatha.
David Standring pictured riding on the top of a bus in Guatemala during two-year mission in Guatemala for his church. Submitted
David will return to Brigham Young University in Utah, where he had been attending on academic and marching band (trombone section) scholarships, and working on a mechanical engineering major, prior to his mission.
David is a 2008 graduate of Del Norte High School finishing with a 4.035 GPA, and was a four-year letterman and league White Star recipient on the varsity tennis team. He won a league singles championship title his senior and sophomore years and was in the league’s #1 finals match for doubles his senior year. He was also a two-year letterman on the varsity soccer team, the president of the Math Team, and very active in the music programs, singing in the Madrigal Choir that traveled to Austria and Germany and playing in all three bands (Marching, Jazz and the Steel Drum Band) at the high school. He holds the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America, as well.
David is the fourth son of Jim and Lori Standring, of Crescent City, to serve a two-year mission for the church.