UW Gold Semifinalists Announced

October 11, 2011

Top University of Wyoming students have been designated as semifinalists for UW Gold distinction, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty.

UW Gold is sponsored by Cardinal Key, the junior class honor society. Students are 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.

Six UW Gold winners will be announced at the Homecoming Sing Friday, Oct. 14. The winners will participate in numerous Homecoming activities. They will ride in the Homecoming parade and will be introduced at halftime of the UW-UNLV football game Saturday, Oct. 15.

The UW Gold semifinalists are:

Casper -- Megan Degenfelder, business economics/political science with minor in Chinese, senior; and Christine Pond, social work, junior.

Cheyenne -- Elizabeth Meier, family and consumer sciences with minor in apparel design, senior; and Sady Perryman, education with minor in disabilities studies, senior.

Chicago, Ill. -- Emily Rayl, psychology/Spanish, senior.

Evanston -- Brody C. Tate, communications/psychology, junior.

Laramie -- Catherine Schmidt, dietetics, senior.

Littleton, Colo. -- Jordan Parry, secondary education/Spanish, senior.

Loveland, Colo. -- Alex Brink, political science/gender and women's studies, junior.

Peetz, Colo. -- Kellsie Neinhuser, business administration, senior.

Rapid City, S.D. -- Lauren Armstrong, nursing, senior.

Shoshoni -- Ty McNamee, secondary education/English, senior.

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