The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 33 Wyoming high school seniors among 240 from the region who received Daniels Fund scholarships.
The 33 represent 21 Wyoming high schools that range in size from Natrona County High School in Casper to Southeast High in Yoder.
Recipients may attend any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. The program covers the expenses that remain after other scholarships and financial aid have been applied.
The awards are based on exceptional character, leadership and commitment to the community, according to a news release issued Tuesday.
“We provide Daniels Scholars with resources, encouragement, and support far beyond financial assistance to help them earn a four-year college degree,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Our goal is to help each Daniels Scholar succeed in college and ultimately become independent, successful in a rewarding career, and actively engaged in their community.”
Childears was in Casper last week to preside over a surprise announcement to scholarship finalists in attendance. While thinking they were invited because they were finalists, all of those in attendance were told they were scholarship recipients at a ceremony held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. A similar ceremony was held in Cheyenne.
Nearly 2,000 students applied for the Daniels Scholarship Program this year. In addition to the 33 from Wyoming, 156 are from Colorado, 30 are from New Mexico and 21 are from Utah.
Motivated high school seniors graduating in 2018 are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org this fall to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative.
2017 Wyoming Daniels Scholars
Campbell County High School, Gillette: Ryley Drew Constable
Douglas High School: Shaylene Chantel Connolly, Dairon Andrew Mooran
Dubois High School: Case Gardiner Neale, Jaycie Kay Wells
East High School, Cheyenne: Tyler Christopher Clark, Charlotte Jaymie Hecht
Encampment High School: Justin Cole Bonner, Bailey Rae Miller
Glenrock High School: Raina Marie Cedarburg
Green River High School: Anna Marinda Harris
Hot Springs County High School, Thermopolis: Shayna Dru Bauer
Jackson Hole Community School: Azusena Garcia
Lovell High School: Kade Arthur Gifford
Lyman High School: Samantha Ann Davis
Natrona County High School, Casper: Trey Stuart Campbell, Michael Howard Nading Jr., Sarah Christina Rohde
Pinedale High School: Lynora Kalani Anderson
Powell High School: Mallory Austin Triplett
Saratoga High School: Alicia Renee Zaragoza
Sheridan High School: Zachary Boyd Gale, Behley Marie Malkuch, Anna Noel Miech
Southeast High School, Yoder: Mary Anne Ridenour, Colter Shea Wyse, Emily Lois Zavorka
Star Valley High School, Afton: Dylan Elias Greenwald, Niles Gordon Southam, Austin Avery Young
Torrington High School: Daniel Joseph Hall
Wheatland High School: Jacob Joshua Ward
Worland High School: Emiliano Vega