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Students Selected for Annual High School Institute at UW

May 7, 2015

An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 84 talented sophomores throughout the state will be offered at the 30th annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) June 7-27, at the University of Wyoming.

The students were selected from high schools across Wyoming. UW offers them an opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth, cultivate their leadership capabilities and measure their capacities and interests.

UW faculty members will conduct problem-centered classes ranging from philosophy to DNA to robotics and pharmacy.

Athletic activities, talent shows, picnics, community service, dances, guest speakers, attendance at local concerts and plays, visits to museums and enrichment excursions will complement the three-week experience.

High school administrators, counselors and teachers guided students through the application process. Selections were based on an application letter, an essay, two letters of recommendation, academic performance and extracurricular activity involvement.

Begun in 1985, the HSI is sponsored by UW with special funding from the Wyoming State Legislature.

All HSI alumni are invited to a special 30th anniversary celebration July 31 and Aug. 1. Past HSI participants are invited to socialize, renew old friendships and reminisce about the experience. To register and for more information, visit the website at or call (307) 766-3005.

Participants, listed by high school, are:

Big Piney High School -- Veronica Meeker.

Casper Kelly Walsh High School -- Mathew Henman, Cailin Hodgson, Savannah Masters, Jonah Spicher, Ivan Stringfellow and Axel Tunison.

Casper Natrona County High School -- Garrett Catlin and Molly Harshman.

Casper Star Lane Center -- Taran Kuntz.

Casper Independent Student -- Hannah St. Clair.

Cheyenne Central High School -- Sean Bocchino, Samantha Johnson and Brenden Lee Runion.

Cheyenne East High School -- Wyatt Jensen, Andrew Lane, Ren Nisley, Hannah Ratliff, Thomalla Rhiannon and Kenzie Spear.

Cheyenne South High School -- Paige Grossmann.

Cody High School -- Sarah Crawford, Mercedes Dimsey, Luke Freyder and Kurtis Strumke.

Douglas High School -- Spencer Romberg and Grace Soske.           

Evanston High School -- Dulce Alvarez, Kelsey Jo Diaz and Christian McDonald.

Glendo High School -- Hannah Wilhelm.

Glenrock High School -- Elizabeth Albrandt and Marley Andrews.

Green River High School -- Valerie Barajas, Eric Ryan Clingenpeel, Lacey Hart, Kyle Howard, Allison Kloepper, Spencer Kurth, Katelyn Moorman and Brianna Rath.

Greybull High School -- Shayne Mazur.

Hulett High School -- Bryson Mills.  

Lander Valley High School -- Keegan Harrison and Kaylee Williams.

Laramie High School -- Lucia Cho and Maria Smith-Lopez.

Lingle-Fort Laramie High School -- Jared Shepardson.

Lovell High School -- Trysa Flood and Brittany Mangus.

Lyman High School -- Esther Taylor.

Niobrara County High School, Lusk -- Nicholas Johnson and Daniel Kruse.

Powell High School -- Tessa Eller, Brett Gilman, Lilith Larsen-Renaud, Claire Miner and Jacinta Schneider.

Riverton High School -- Emily Dayton and Paige Roice.

Rock River High School -- Allana Bustos and Dezarae Mustain.

Rock Springs High School -- Daylin Cox, Veronica Coy, Alyssa Graham, Pawel Klatka, Jared Lange, Garret Phillips, Mallory Seymour and Amanda Verheydt.

Saratoga High School -- Max Schneider.

Sheridan High School -- Andrew Boint, Gabriel Briggs, Hannah Deutscher, John Lenzi, Anna Miech, Cooper Neavill and Victoria Petermann.

Teton High School -- Milo Mattson and Hanna Palmer.

Upton High School -- Jasmine Lewis.

Wheatland High School -- Alexandra Quinn, Wesley Taylor and Rachel Teter.

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