Local College Students Honored in Cheyenne

Six students from the Northern Wyoming Community College District have been recognized as members of the 2020 All-Wyoming Academic Team. (Courtesy photo)

Six Northern Wyoming Community College District students, three each from Sheridan and Gillette colleges, were recognized as members of the 2020 All-Wyoming Academic Team in Cheyenne Wednesday night.

Recognition came during the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees Awards Ceremony and Legislative Reception at Laramie County Community College.

Wyoming community colleges annually nominate high-achieving students to represent the colleges at the state level. To be eligible, students must demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. The students must also complete an All-USA Academic Team application.

Representing Sheridan College this year are Anya Tuft, Ansar Gubin and Katherine Emond.

Tuft, from Evanston, is a second-year exercise science major plans to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in kinesiology.

Gubin is an international student from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and a second-year culinary arts and business major. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business.

Emond is a first-year engineering technology student from Malta, Montana. She plans to enter the workforce after graduation.

Nominees from Gillette College are Tasha Walker, James Soesbe and Sara Crawford.

Walker, from Emmett, Idaho, is a second-year health science student who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and wants to eventually specialize in neuroradiology in medical school.

Soesbe, a second-year student from Gillette, is in the machine tool technology program and plans to enter the workforce after graduation.

Crawford, a second-year nursing student from Sundance, plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing.



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