TULSA, Okla. — "Life Goes On" actor Christopher Burke, Iditarod dog sled racer Susan Butcher and Kansas City Chiefs place-kicker Nick Lowery were named to the U.S. Jaycees' Ten Outstanding Young Americans for 1991.
Burke, 25, of Point Lookout, N.Y., is an actor with Down's syndrome who plays Corky Thatcher in the ABC series. He is the spokesman for the National Down's Syndrome Congress.
Butcher, 36, of Manley, Alaska, is a four-time winner of the 1,158-mile Iditarod race traversing Alaska from Anchorage to Nome. She and fellow racer Joe Redinton are the only people to reach Mt. McKinley, North America's highest point, by dog sled.
Lowery, 34, holds the National Football League record for most field goals beyond 50 yards (18), and entered the 1990 season with the highest percentage of field goals made in a career. He is active in charity efforts.
The 53rd annual awards were given to 10 Americans, ages 21 through 39, based on their contributions to society, personal accomplishment and public service.