UW Summer High School Institute Participants Named

May 2, 2008

The University of Wyoming has selected 90 talented Wyoming sophomores to participate in the annual Summer High School Institute (SHSI) June 8-28 at UW.

The students, nominated for SHSI by their schools and then selected by a group of UW faculty members, enjoy a rare opportunity to learn and exchange ideas without concern about grades or credits.

Among the areas to be studied are world hunger, knights and cowboys, drama, ethics and society, weather aviation, understanding cultural development, pharmacy, and the links between life and the arts.

The goals are to help selected high school students achieve their academic and personal potential and cultivate leadership capabilities. The program is designed to expand students' horizons, develop their adaptability, creativity and critical thinking abilities, and heighten their sensitivity to future possibilities for themselves and society. SHSI strives to stimulate and reward excellence in Wyoming schools.

A select group of UW faculty members and special consultants will work closely with students in classes, seminars and extracurricular activities. An array of stimulating speakers and films, field trips and recreational events will be offered.

Applications for next year's institute will be available at all Wyoming high schools in early December.

The students and their high schools are:

Buffalo High School -- Tanner Spade.
Campbell County High School -- Angelica Moore, Christiana Moore.
Cheyenne Central High School -- Chelsea Hacker, Garrett Haderlie, Dalton Petrillo, Luke Seebaum, Erin Sims, Adam Wingate.
Cheyenne East High School -- Bryant Jackson, Jordan Marks.
Cody High School -- Yuki Miura, Klarissa Parduba, Nicholas Stangl.
Cokeville Junior/Senior High School -- Jessica Nieslanik, Michaela Thompson.
Douglas High School -- Elizabeth Butler, Tricia Jensen.
Evanston High School -- Amanda Gerrard, Sarah Hutchinson.
Farson-Eden High School -- Brandie Skorcz.
Fort Mackenzie High School -- Scott Avey.
Gardner High School (Yellowstone) -- John Gilbert.
Glenrock High School -- Hayley Allington, Preston Blakeley.
Green River High School -- Michael Lamb, Gabriel Maestas, Sarah Pickle, Christopher Shelton, Janell Strampe.
Greybull High School -- Mathew Coronado, Anthony Smith.
Guernsey-Sunrise Junior/Senior High School -- Joseph Brown.
Hanna-Elk Mountain High School -- Jon Borah, Elizabeth Richards.
Hot Springs County High School -- Mark Hanson, Bailey Lofink.
Hulett High School -- Kylie Cummings.
Jackson Hole Community School -- Nathan Trautenberg.
Jackson Hole High School -- Uriel Cisneros, Samantha Holmes, Duncan McLaurin.
Kaycee High School -- Elisabeth Raff.
Kelly Walsh High School -- Wilmer Davis, Allysa Rosalez, Bryan Sanger.
Kemmerer Junior/Senior High School -- Malissa Knoll, Lisa Meacham.
Lander Valley High School -- Kelly Lobera, Kate Scherer.
Laramie High School -- Ashleigh Aguirres, Ethan Bialostok, Songlin Cai, Matthew Oolman, Nick Selting, Shaylyn Sheaffer, Taryn Young.
Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School -- Christian Eisenbarth.
Little Snake River Valley High School -- Kale Harrison.
Lovell High School -- Natalie Watson.
Moorcroft High School -- Triston Kanode.
Natrona County High School -- Joannie Ouellet.
Newcastle High School -- Bailey Terry.
Pine Bluffs High School -- Alexandra Leitza, Ellen Watson.
Powell High School -- Megan Darrow, Jenna Hotovec, Christopher Padilla.
Riverton High School -- Jamie Fegler, Brent Forbis, Quinton Harrison, Randy McKinnon, Lisa Zirbel.
Rock Springs High School -- Luke Aust, Carissa Byars, Tyler Jessen, Misty O'Lexey, Peter Skorcz.
Saratoga High School -- Teal Barmore.
Sheridan High School -- Tess Lannan, Michael Leibrich, Young Wang.
Southeast Junior/Senior High School -- Melissa Cecil.
Torrington High School -- Mark Schmick.
Wheatland High School -- Abigail Geringer, Paige Hellbaum, Kelsey Plambeck.
Worland High School -- Theresa Martin, Molly Varney.

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