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Summit Award Winner: Alesha Bolin

February 14, 2015

Our Summit Award Winner Alesha Bolin is so busy there is a question of when she has time to sleep! Not only does she go to Sheridan High School (SHS), she takes Sheridan College classes, works full time at a hotel and also works part time at a local restaurant. She feels fortunate to have Read More

All the benefits of eating school lunch

By Karina Svalina Arvada Clearmont High School CLEARMONT — New nutrition guidelines have not kept people from eating the school lunch in Sheridan County School District 3 as 87 percent of employees and students participate in the lunch program. According to Jolene Poppenga, administrative assistant to the superintendent, 26 of the 36 total adults employed Read More

Summit Award winner: Holly Trujillo

February 7, 2015

A focus on her future distinguishes this week’s Summit Award winner, Holly Trujillo. Trujillo has challenged herself to attain success in all aspects of her life.  Academically she set a goal of achieving straight As from the sixth grade forward, and with only a couple of B+s along the way, she has been recognized as Read More

Learning and growing through serving others

February 6, 2015

By the 11th-grade English class Fort Mackenzie High School SHERIDAN —Fort Mackenzie High School students complete 750 to 1,000 hours of community service annually, under the belief that doing so will help them learn, grow and connect with others, among many other benefits. Through such projects as helping to clean parks, raising funds for nonprofits Read More

Berry recognized as natural leader

January 31, 2015

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Adam Berry, son of John and Janet Berry of Big Horn, is this week’s Summit Award winner. Berry has maintained a GPA of 3.6 while taking advanced college preparatory classes and being a multi-sport athlete. He is recognized by his teachers and peers as a natural leader Read More

Why Big Horn? Smaller student body contributes to student satisfaction

By Kaylin McKinley Big Horn High School BIG HORN — They may not be a large force, but the Big Horn High School Rams are ones to be reckoned with. The 141 students at BHHS have prospered alongside larger schools under high academic expectations. The teachers and students at the Big Horn schools have always Read More

SHS claims 2nd straight “We the People” state championship

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Government teacher Tyson Emborg had better be careful or students might start expecting that enrolling in his course automatically means you get to take a trip to Washington, D.C. The “We the People” team of SHS has once again claimed the state championship, and for the second year Read More

Summit Award winner: Megan Myers

January 23, 2015

Academics for All is pleased to honor Megan Myers, daughter of Karen and Terry Myers, as this week’s Summit Award winner.  She is a senior at Sheridan High School and currently maintains a 3.88 GPA. Myers has taken a challenging course load since transferring to SHS from Tongue River High School and is also an Read More

A voice of local youth: High school students to write for Saturday editions of The Sheridan Press

SHERIDAN — This time next week when you sit down to read the Youth Page of The Sheridan Press — undoubtedly your favorite page in the paper, which you wait anxiously all week to read in each Saturday’s edition — you will find a fresh perspective. The Press has been working with each of the Read More

Summit Award winner: Dylan Daniels

January 16, 2015

Academics For All honors Dylan Daniels with the Summit Award this week. Daniels is a senior at Sheridan High School (SHS) with a GPA of 3.94 despite a full academic schedule and star participation in varsity football and basketball. He has taken AP CADD (computer aided design and drafting), AP psychology, four years of English/writing, Read More

Take them swimming: A great way to tucker out those restless kids

SHERIDAN — In the 1980s a group of elderly adults discovered a pool with the power to renew them with strength, enhanced energy and a more youthful sense of well-being. Though the power of the pool in the sci-fi film “Cocoon” turns out to be from another planet, it doesn’t take alien assistance or advanced Read More

Past Summit Award winners, Hill and Coulter, where are they now?

January 10, 2015

Nick Hill Nick Hill graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a bachelor’s in engineering in May of 2012.  Harvey Mudd is a private liberal arts school in the Los Angeles area.  He got a job at SpaceX (Space Explorations Technologies Corporation) right out of school as a structural dynamicist and has been working there for Read More

Where are they now? A look back at Summit Award winners

January 2, 2015

Kelly Lieb After graduating from Sheridan High School in 2000, Kelly (Engels) Lieb, PA-C attended the University of Wyoming for her undergraduate degree and went on to complete her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, in 2006. She started her professional career working for an internal medicine practice at Read More

Summit Award winner: Elizabeth Winnop

December 26, 2014

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Winnop is this week’s Summit Award winner.  There is no doubt her love of learning has contributed to her academic success as she maintains a 4.0 GPA.  When asked to name her favorite subject Winnop replies, “I honestly love all of my subjects and can’t choose Read More

Summit Award winner: Raien Emery

December 20, 2014

Academics for All is pleased to announce this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School (SHS) senior Raien Emery. High school provides the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of interests, and this young lady’s participation and pursuits are a reflection of just that. Raien’s academic resume is flawless, but this is only a glimpse Read More

Reading, has it gone to the dogs? Library creates unique reading program that helps children, dogs

December 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Dogs are non-judgmental, and they listen but don’t comment on what they hear. For those reasons, Programming Coordinator at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Christina Schmidt says, they make great reading companions. “It’s something unique and special to have time to sit with a dog and read,” Schmidt said. “Usually it’s sitting Read More

Summit Award winner: Judy Chen

December 12, 2014

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Judy Chen, daughter of Ru and Chao Chen of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. She maintains a 4.0 GPA despite a challenging course load, working part time, and many extracurricular activities. Jeanne Hackman was Chen’s Gifted and Talented English (GATE) teacher for three years. She Read More

Summit Award Winner: Marissa Hegy

December 5, 2014

Academics for All is proud to honor Marissa Hegy , the daughter of Jill Hegy and Joseph and Jessica Hegy, with this week’s Summit Award. Hegy maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP United States history, AP statistics, AP psychology, Read More

Gifts from the heart: Great gift ideas that won’t break the bank

SHERIDAN — Simply because it is the season of giving does not mean it must be the season of spending. The old saying “It’s the thought that counts” is especially true for many people when it comes to gifts, and homemade gifts are sure to be a hit this Christmas. Instead of shopping with your Read More

Summit Award Winner: Tom Fenn

November 21, 2014

This week’s Summit Award winner is Tom Fenn. Fenn is a leader in and out of the classroom. His interests include science-related classes, football, skiing and weight lifting. Fenn is the son of John and Armella Fenn. Fenn, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.905. He received academic letters his freshman, Read More

Tips for making your families holiday travel a little bit easier

SHERIDAN — It is hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us. If you are lucky, you will be traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas to be with friends or family, or simply taking a family vacation and exploring a new place. However, the ‘travel’ part of a vacation is usually a stress-filled endeavor and Read More

Avoid a dining room showdown: Ask kids to help prepare these fun Thanksgiving foods

November 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Let’s face it, some kids can just be picky when it comes to what you put on their dinner plate. Sometimes getting them to eat the same thing as the adults around the table is no easy task. Apply this struggle to a holiday like Thanksgiving that comes with a traditional menu and Read More

Clean teeth, happy teeth: SC dental program works to instill good habits in children

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Healthy habits need to start early, and the dental hygiene program at Sheridan College hopes to instill good oral hygiene habits in young children by offering cleanings, fluoride treatments and other services with individualized treatment. For many years, the program has offered low-cost oral health care to area residents of all ages, with Read More

Coffeen students welcome cougar mascot

October 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The newest school in town has a new face in the halls, one a little furrier than your typical student. The cougars of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School now share their new building with a monument to their mascot: a real cougar — well, a previously living, stuffed and mounted cougar, to be Read More

How do you teach home-schoolers PE?

October 24, 2014

DAYTON — As home schooling of students has increased in popularity in recent years, so has the need for home-schooled students to have access to some traditional public school electives. While there are many curriculum options for home-school parents and teachers, the options for classes such as physical education, art and music are harder to Read More

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