Wyoming Union 020 1000 E. University Ave. Dept 3625
Laramie, WY 82071
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 is Ian Halstead. Ian is a 5th grader at Buffalo Ridge Elementary School in Gillette, Wyoming. Ian is a leader amongst his peers, the Captain of his football team, a strait A student, and a representative for Student Council. Even though he understands the seriousness of Type 1 Diabetes he does not let it control or limit him and what he can do. Ian has truly shown the "Cowboy Up" spirit as he strives to do his best in not only academics but athletics and other extra curriculars. ASUW is excited and proud to honor him at the UW v. CSU football game on November 7th at the War Memorial Stadium.