SHS Student Becomes First in Wyoming to be a LEDA Scholar

John Lenzi is an 11th grade Sheridan High School Student who has just become the first student in Wyoming history to be named a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America(LEDA) Scholar. With the help of the Gear Up Wyoming program, which helps low-income 7th-12th graders get college access, Lenzi will spend the summer at Princeton University. Kristin Young, Gear Up Coordinator for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, told us more about the honor.

LEDA fully funds 100 total scholars to attend this program. Young said that the goal of the camp is to determine a good fitting college for Lenzi and the other 99 students that were selected.

Young also told us some of the things that Lenzi had to do for the application.

Katrina Clymer, Lenzi’s academic coach, told us more about Lenzi.

Three Campbell County High School Gear Up students also received awards for their hard work. Jordan Ladd is a Daniel’s Fund Scholar, Erica Rivas has been invited to the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships National Conference Youth Leadership Summit and William Brooks VanBuren was the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships 2015 Student of the Year. VanBuren, who is currently attending Purdue University for Computer Science and Japanese, was also a Daniel’s Fund Scholar in 2015 and is part of the Gear Up Alumni Leadership Academy, Class 2017.