Trustees of Sheridan County School District 2 accepted a check for $250,000 from representatives of First Federal Bank and Trust Monday night.
Action came during the trustees’ regular monthly meeting. Scott Stults, an assistant superintendent with the school district, said the funds will be used to help with updates and renovations in the gymnasium area of Sheridan High School.
Stults said this community is unbelievably supportive and generous and continues to be a great supporter of education.
Also during Monday’s meeting, the district’s Activities Director Don Julian introduced the orchestra, choir and band students who have received All-State Music honors, and Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft introduced Sheridan High School senior Kate Moran, who has received several honors this year including an honorable mention from the National Center for Women & Information Technology, winner of the Wyoming Congressional App Challenge and a finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Stults said the National Merit Scholarship finalist is a phenomenal award that could allow Moran to receive a full-ride scholarship at a “huge number” of colleges and universities.
He said about 1.5 million high school juniors nationwide started the National Merit process by taking a PSAT. That number was narrowed down to 16,000 semi-finalists, and from that number, only 7,600 finalists are chosen nationwide.