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Apr 27, 2012 - Staff

Two county natives named to UW honor society

Top University of Wyoming students are new members of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society.

Selection as a member of Mortar Board is one of the highest honors that a UW senior can achieve. Mortar Board recognizes students who have excelled -- in and out of the classroom -- based on scholarship, leadership and service.

Mortar Board members participate in many projects and activities throughout the year, both on campus and in the Laramie community.

New members include:

Riverton -- Danielle Johnson, nursing

Shoshoni -- Ty McNamee, English

Riverton student recognized at honors convocation

Kyle Blumenshine, of Riverton, was recognized at the Jamestown College (Jamestown, N.D.) Honors Convocation on April 12.

Blumenshine was named to the Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Established in 1883, Jamestown College is a private, liberal arts four-year college granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as master's degrees in education. Jamestown College offers more than 40 areas of study.

For the fifth consecutive year, Jamestown College is the highest ranked Top Tier college in North Dakota as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Jamestown College has also been named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review and one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.

Fremont County Girl Scout leaders honored

During Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 to April 21, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming would like to thank the more than 2,700 volunteers and lifetime members across the council for their dedication and commitment the organization's mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

More than 800,000 Girl Scout volunteers across the country work tirelessly to make sure the Girl Scouting mission comes to life.

Volunteers were highlighted for their leadership in three categories: Longtime leader, new leader and youth leader, in a special Leadership Spotlight that focused on the council's 12 geographic areas. Two individuals from Fremont County were recognized: longtime leader Susan Bronson, of Riverton, and youth leader Amber Erhart, of Riverton.

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