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: Juchandshy;anep 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 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.