Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship

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Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship Information

Every year, Sheridan County graduating high school seniors are invited to apply for the three (3) $1,000 Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships. Applicants must graduate from a high school in Sheridan County the year they apply and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00. The application deadline for 2017 was Friday, April 14, 2017. Requirements, instructions and the applications are available at here.

As an incentive to help with the various activities surrounding the rodeo, all applicants that are a part of the SPURS volunteer group will receive extra points toward the total points that determine the scholarship winners.

Over the past 25 years, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo has awarded over $83,000 to deserving Sheridan County students.

“We are proud to be involved in the education of today’s youth,” said Sheridan WYO Rodeo board member, Vicki Kane. “As a college education becomes  more expensive, the WYO Rodeo is pleased to be able to help local seniors pursue their studies.”

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2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Congratulations to Anna Meich, Andrew Boint and Coy Steel, our 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship recipients!

Each year the WYO Rodeo awards three Sheridan County graduating seniors with a $1,000 scholarship to the school of choice.  The Sheridan WYO Rodeo relies heavily on the volunteer efforts of the community members.  If we didn’t have SPURS volunteer group, our rodeo would happen but not at the quality and ease it shows.  We give special consideration to any student actively involved in helping with the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the events of Rodeo Week, as encouragement to join the efforts of the SPURS.  The WYO Rodeo Board of Directors are very proud to recognize all three of the scholarship winners this year are members of the SPURS .  It is our hope Anna, Andrew and Coy will continue to volunteer and encourage future students to do so as well.

Anna Miech

Sheridan High School graduate, plans to attend the University of Utah.
Her ultimate career goal is to become a Doctor of Neurology.

Andrew Boint

Sheridan High School graduate, will attend the University of Wyoming, with a major in Agriculture Business.  Andrew’s career goal is to work in the Wyoming Ag Industry and live on his own small ranch.

Coy Steel

Sheridan High School graduate, plans to attend Montana State University.  Coy hopes to earn a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, eventually owning his own firm.

2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Congratulations to Tyra Relaford, Sarah Von Grosigk and Mikaela Weeder, our 2016 Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarship recipients!

The three winners of Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships were selected from nine applicants, all of whom were outstanding students.  To be eligible for Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships applicants must be at the time of application a student graduating from any Sheridan County high school, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, provide written proof of acceptance from an accredited institution of higher education and be of good moral character.

Tyra Relaford’s cumulative GPA was 3.896 and she plans to attend the University of Wyoming and pursue degrees in English Education and Agricultural Business while obtaining an ESL Certificate.  Tyra was also active in school and community activities.  She was a member of the John B. Kendrick FFA Chapter, Wyotana 4-H Club and 2015 State 4-H Leadership Team, Sheridan County Junior Leaders, SHS Model UN Assistant Secretary General, Fly Dance Artistry, Studio 48, Spanish Club, FLC Mentor, and took part in the WYO Rodeo procession. Tyra’s parents are Cheryl and Eddie Relaford of Sheridan.

Sarah Von Grosigk achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.891 and was heavily engaged in a variety of school activities including National Honor Society, Varsity Diving and Soccer, as well as many volunteer opportunities including but not limited to the Homeless Shelter, Salvation Army, Senior Center, Special Olympics, and the WYO Rodeo. She will attend Western Washington University where she will pursue a degree in Graphic Design.  Sarah is the daughter Greg and Kristi Von Grosigk of Sheridan.

Mikaela Weeder’s cumulative GPA was 3.556.  Her activities included membership in the National Honor Society, Student Council, John B. Kendrick FFA Chapter, CHAPS including volunteer of the year 2011, volunteer of the month February 2012 and July 2015.  She has also been a part of Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital, Country Hospital for Animals, Youth Group, as well as the WYO Rodeo volunteers. Mikaela will pursue a Veterinary degree at the University of Wyoming.  Mikaela is the daughter of Jacob and Sheri Weeder of Sheridan.

2015 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Taylor Townsend
Taylor, a Sheridan High School graduate, will continue her education at either University of Wyoming or South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, focusing on Biology or Botany. GPA:  3.854

Jess Edens
Jess is  a Sheridan High School graduate continuing his studies at Black Hills State University majoring in elementary education. GPA:  3.796

Gabrielle Koltiska
Gabby, a Sheridan High School graduate, plans to study at Michigan State University to specialize in the field of Animal Science. GPA:  3.543

2013 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Cashlee Cunningham
Big Horn High School graduate
Plans to attend Sheridan College as an Accounting Major, and compete in rodeo at the collegiate level.
Cumulative GPA – 3.00

Jin Woo Kim
Sheridan High School graduate
Plans to attend South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to study Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering.
Cumulative GPA – 4.00

Eilish Hanson
Tongue River High School graduate
Plans to attend the University of Wyoming majoring in Agricultural Communications, with a minor in Business Administration.
Cumulative GPA – 3.88

2011 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Claire Korpela
Daughter of Janet and Mark Korpela
Sheridan High School Graduate
University of Wyoming
Chemistry major
4.0 GPA

Lauren Buyan
Daughter of Elizabeth Swager and Guy Buyan
Sheridan High School Graduate
The College of Wooster
Medical major
3.98 GPA

Jessi Spielman
Daughter of Susan and Ron Spielman
Sheridan High School Graduate
Sheridan College
Interior Design major
4.0 GPA

2010 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Philip ‘Jr’ Kane (GPA 4.00)
2010 graduate of Big Horn High School, plans to attend the University of Montana, Missoula MT, majoring in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Jr.’s parents are Vicki Kane and P.J. Kane.

Michael Leibrich (GPA 3.741)
2010 graduate of Sheridan High School, plans to attend the University of Wyoming, Laramie WY, and plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. Michael’s parents are Bob and Ladonna Leibrich.

Seth Stadick (GPA 3.946)
2010 graduate of Sheridan High School, plans to attend John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, majoring in the Field of Medicine. Seth’s parents are Steve and Sara Stadick.

2014 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Zoe Sherman
Sheridan High School
Plans to attend the University of Wyoming to become a pharmacist.
Cumulative GPA – 3.98

Sara Ellingrod
Arvada/Clearmont High School
While her major is undeclared, she plans to study at the University of Wyoming with emphasis in International Studies.
Cumulative GPA – 4.00

Shelby Mann
Big Horn High School
Northwest College in Powell WY is Shelby’s college of choice.  She plans a degree in Athletic Training and Radiology.
Cumulative GPA – 3.83

Hanna Caiola
Plans are to  study at Sheridan College, majoring in art and physical education.
Cumulative GPA – 3.52

2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarship winners

Katelynn Julian
Graduate of Sheridan High School
Cumulative grade point average – 4.000
Plans to attend the University of Wyoming to study Speech and Language Therapy, and
Special Education.

Stephen Yellowtail
Graduate of Tongue River High School
Cumulative grade point average – 3.92
Plans to attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City South Dakota,
majoring in engineering and industrial management.

Reata Brannaman
Graduate of Sheridan High School
Cumulative grade point average – 3.68
Plans to attend the Montana State University in Bozeman Montana to receive a degree in
Business Marketing or Ag Education.