Governor Visits Sheridan County to Honor Students

UPDATE: A group of local students were personally recognized for their achievements this week by the governor of Wyoming. Gov. Matt Mead told a gathering of Big Horn High School students Thursday morning they are “an elite” group, who are raising the bar.

The governor was one of several people speaking during a ceremony held at the high school to celebrate honors recently bestowed on the school.

Newsweek magazine in August named Big Horn High School one of “America's Top 500 Schools of 2015,” and in September, MSN-dot-com 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 educational opportunities offered at the high school. He said 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 they were paving the way for others.