Governor Mead: Big Horn High is 'Raising the Bar'

School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza, left, visits with Gov. Matt Mead before start of program. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told a gathering of Big Horn High School students this week that they are “an elite” who are raising the bar for education in Wyoming.

The governor was one of several speakers Thursday morning in a ceremony at the high school celebrating honors recently given to the high school in the Big Horn community.

Newsweek magazine in August named Big Horn High School one of “America's Top 500 Schools 2015,” and in September, recognized Sheridan County School District 1 as the Top District and Big Horn as the Top High School in Wyoming. School District 1 owns the high school.

High School Principal Ben Smith said the honors are a powerful indication of the great things happening at the high school. He added the school has a tremendous staff that equips students with the college and career-readiness skills they need to be successful after high school.

Other speakers included Wyoming's state superintendent of public instruction Jillian Balow, who told the students Thursday that they are paving the way.

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Speakers included State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Big Horn High School students packed the auditorium. (Photo by Pat Blair)