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Six Students Chosen for UW Gold Designation
October 17, 2011 — Six University of Wyoming students were selected as UW Gold winners for 2011.
They were announced at Friday's Homecoming Sing, rode in the Homecoming parade and were introduced at halftime of the UW-UNLV football game on Saturday.
Cardinal Key, the junior class honor society, sponsors UW Gold, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty. The students were nominated on the basis of continued success in academic studies, community service, and leadership. The tradition is a way for leading students to be recognized by their peers, the university and the state.
The UW Gold representatives for 2011, listed by hometown and major, were:
Casper -- Megan Degenfelder, business economics/political science with minor in Chinese, senior.
Cheyenne -- Sady Perryman, education with minor in disabilities studies, senior.
Evanston -- Brody C. Tate, communications/psychology, junior.
Laramie -- Catherine Schmidt, dietetics, senior.
Loveland, Colo. -- Alex Brink, political science/gender and women's studies, junior.
Shoshoni -- Ty McNamee, secondary education/English, senior.