Sheridan County Represents at UW
Photo courtesy of the University of Wyoming
A half dozen Sheridan County students are set to participate in this year’s UW Summer High School Institute.
In this 34th annual edition of the program, 69 juniors from across Wyoming are given the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills and further develop their interests.
Selection for the three-week program is based on an application letter, academic performance, a letter of recommendation, and extracurricular activities.
UW faculty members present problem-centered classes on a variety of topics ranging from philosophy to criminal justice. Activities also include talent shows, random acts of kindness, guest speakers, and a whitewater rafting trip.
The High School Institute began in 1985 and is sponsored by UW, with special funding from the Wyoming State Legislature.
Sheridan County High School students Sophie Destefano, Melah Garwood, Marguerite Hubert, Alyssa Mauch, and Kathryn Moran are all scheduled to participate in High School Institute, which starts this Sunday, July 14. Sydney Haynes from Arvada-Clearmont High School was also selected.
The program is intended to give students their first taste of college life and is built around the philosophy of developing the whole person, not just concentrating on academics.