May 25, 2012 Staff

County residents in National Guard recognized

LANDER -- Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, were recently recognized.

Sgt. Jeffery Milton, of Dubois, received a Ten-Year Wyoming National Guard Service Device. He has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for three years and the Coast Guard for seven years. Milton is a rocket artillery section gunner for the unit. He is a self employed realtor with Bert Milton Reality.

Sgt. First Class Michael Clancy, of Lander, received the Five-Year Wyoming National Guard Service Device. He has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for five years. Clancy is a rocket artillery platoon sergeant for the unit. He works as a water treatment plant operator for the city of Lander.

County students graduate from Chadron State

Chadron State College conferred degrees to 318 graduates May 5.

Graduates from the region:

Brenda Hyatt, of Riverton, master of education in administration

Michelle Martin, of Shoshoni, master of education in administration

The class included an institutional record 74 master's degrees.

Wind River senior earns $5,000 scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. --The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans named Wind River High School's Lindsey G. D'Andrea, of Pavillion, as one of 15 Wyoming high school seniors to receive the Horatio Alger Wyoming State Scholarship, which is funded by the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. The Horatio Alger State Scholars are chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to education, their dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.

The scholars will receive $5,000 that will go toward their college tuition fees, books, on-campus room and board, and other education-related expenses.

The Horatio Alger Association's scholarship programs are funded by its Members, friends of the organization, and other partnering foundations. Since 1990, the Association has provided $953,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Wyoming.

Nelson receives bachelor's degree in chemistry

Amanda Nelson, a 2007 graduate from Riverton High School, received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on May 5 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena in Rapid City, S.D. Her parents are James and Patricia Nelson, of Riverton.

Pierson earns a $12,000 scholarship

Kira Pierson, daughter of Teresa (Brinda) Price, of North Grove, Ind., and Mel Pierson, of Lander, is the recipient of the Faculty Scholarship from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind.

She received a $12,000 scholarship through the college and will be graduating with honors June 2 from Maconaquah High School in Bunker Hill, Ind.

Her grandparents are Rodney and Sharon Brinda, of Lander, Donald Pierson, of Riverton, and her great-grandmother is Freida Brinda, of Lander.

UW Alumni Association Awards Scholarships

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association recently awarded scholarships to Wyoming high school graduates. Recipients, selected annually from five districts within the state, each will receive $1,500 per year for four years.

In-state recipients are Jerid McCabe, Dubois; Annikki Peterson, Lander.

Other scholarship awards are:

Lander -- Dylan Bergstedt, the Multicultural Chapter Scholarship

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