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The Honorary Cowboy Act began in 2012 to honor a young cowboy combating neuroblastoma. This program has continued to develop and we now award at least one student each spring for recognition at a football game of their choice during the following fall semester. To be eligible for this honor, the recipient must be a K-12 student in the state of Wyoming. They must also be an individual that emulates an upbeat attitude that represents the “Cowboy Up” spirit of the UW student population. Recipients must have faced or continue to face a formidable life condition or circumstance that requires a “Cowboy Up” spirit that leads to an ultimate triumph. Applications for the Honorary Cowboy will be posted on the ASUW website each April.
This year’s recipients of the Honorary Cowboy are Levi Gitlitz (left) and Benjamin Doyle (right). Levi is a sophomore at Meeteetse High school and Ben is a graduate of Natrona County High School in Casper. Both of these young men have shown what it is like to “cowboy up”. Levi is a passionate student and has overcome many things in life that most take for granted. He worked to raise close to $10,000 for rancher relief in South Dakota after tragic winter storms last year. Ben has shown a strong excitement for his community and school while undergoing cancer treatments. He is an avid bowler as well. ASUW was proud to honor each recipient at the UW v. Air Force football game on September 6th at the War Memorial Stadium.