Students named to represent Sheridan College at state level

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Three students have been named to represent Sheridan College on the 2021 All-Wyoming Academic Team.

Wyoming community colleges annually nominate high-achieving students to represent them 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.

In addition, each student must complete an All-USA Academic Team application. The student who receives the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state is named a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar or a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. State scholarship winners will be announced in late March.

The program annually recognizes 104 Scholars nationwide. New Century Workforce Scholars receive special recognition at the Association of Community College Trustees Congress, and Transfer Pathway Scholars receive special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

Sheridan College students named to the All-Wyoming Academic Team this year are Moxie Sigel of Laramie, Kaelixte Lefave of Moorcroft and Sarah McKiven, originally from Tellico Plains, Tennessee.

Sigel is majoring in agriculture and secondary education and plans to graduate from Sheridan College in May 2022. Her goal is to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program and eventually teach agriculture.

Lefave is a second-year athletic training major who is working toward an Emergency Medical Technician license. After earning an associate degree from Sheridan College, she plans to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in athletic training. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and TRIO and works as a residential assistant and at Thorne-Rider Campus Center.

McKiven is a health science major and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She plans to transfer into Sheridan College’s dental hygiene program next year and become a dental hygienist after graduating with an associate degree.

Dr. Walt Tribley, who’s president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, said Sheridan College is “tremendously proud” of the students selected for the All-Wyoming team, adding the three students not only excel academically but demonstrate outstanding leadership on campus and in their respective communities.

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