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UW-Casper Students Thank Donors

May 6, 2015
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Psychology major Angela Grubb was among students who described how the Myra Fox Skelton Foundation Scholarship helped them continue their education. (UW-Casper Photo)

Seven University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) students showed their appreciation for a generous scholarship at a recent luncheon.

As recipients of Myra Fox Skelton Foundation scholarships, the students expressed their gratitude to the foundation for allowing them to pursue their education while participating in their children’s lives and serving their community.

Skelton scholarships are awarded annually to single parents who achieve academic success at UW-Casper and participate in community service activities. The monthly awards allowed students to reduce workloads, giving them time to study and spend with their children.

During the luncheon, students described how the scholarship helped them to continue their education. Through tears of gratitude, they told how they could watch their children grow, inspire their children toward their own academic success, and support their children’s needs while seeking a degree to make a better life.

Myra Fox Skelton, the scholarships’ benefactor, dedicated her life to church, education and charity. She was elected superintendent of schools in Hot Springs County at age 23 -- the youngest person to ever hold that position in Wyoming. Upon her death in 1986, Skelton’s estate was entrusted to the foundation for annual distribution toward the causes to which she felt endeared.

The 2014-15 Myra Fox Skelton scholars are: elementary education major Tara Paris; English major Shannon Taylor; journalism major Rachael Moen; psychology major Angela Grubb; social sciences major Cathryn Christie; and social work majors Brandy Smouse and Katelyn Taft.

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