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Summit Award winner: Lachlan Brennan

Academics for All and the Summit Award are pleased to announce this week’s honoree, Sheridan High School senior Lachlan Brennan.  Brennan is a unique combination of interests and pursuits with a dedicated focus on excellence as the capstone, his academic resume is flawless but this is only a glimpse into what makes this week’s selection… Continue Reading

Summit Award Winner: Alesha Bolin

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… Continue Reading

All the benefits of eating school lunch

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Holly Trujillo

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… Continue Reading

Learning and growing through serving others

Learning and growing  through serving others

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… Continue Reading

Berry recognized as natural leader

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… Continue Reading

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

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

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Megan Myers

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Dylan Daniels

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,… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Elizabeth Winnop

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Raien Emery

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… Continue Reading

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

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

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Judy Chen

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… Continue Reading

Summit Award Winner: Marissa Hegy

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,… Continue Reading

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