Governor Visits Sheridan County to Honor School

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in the local area this week to honor a local school district for its high ranking against schools throughout the nation.

According to the governor’s schedule, he’ll be attending a special assembly at the high school in Big Horn, which is part of Sheridan County School District 1.

The assembly, according to the school’s publicity agent, is to recognize the school for its Top 500 ranking in Newsweek magazine, which came out in August. According to Brad Estes of Pascal Public Relations, Big Horn was the only Wyoming school on the list. The assembly will be held at 10 Thursday morning. The public is welcome to attend.

School rankings, according to editors of the magazine, were based on a comprehensive range of data to determine which ones best prepare students for college. The local school’s achievements cited in the magazine included a 100-percent graduation rate, more than 76 percent of the students considered college-ready and nearly 97 percent college-bound, and an average ACT score of 22.9. A composite 21 or higher, according to the PrepScholar website, means the student beats out half of the other high school students in the country.