May 24, 2013 From staff reports

Buline wins TRIG-STAR contest

Robert Buline, of Crowheart, won the 2012-13 TRIG-STAR competition for Wind River High School in Pavillion. Buline is the son of Jim and Pam Buline of Crowheart. His math teacher is Jen Campbell. The contest was sponsored locally by Inberg-Miller Engineers of Riverton.

A TRIG-STAR is a mathematics student who has demonstrated in competition that he or she is the most skilled among classmates in the practical application of trigonometry. The competition for the honor is a timed exercise which is the solving of a trigonometry problem that incorporates the use of right triangle formulas, circle formulas, the law of sines and the law of cosines.

State winners also have the opportunity to participate in the National TRIG-STAR competition for awards.

City resident graduates from BHSU

SPEARFISH, S.D. --Thousands of family, friends, faculty and staff packed into the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center recently to wish good luck to the more than 400 Black Hills State University graduates awarded master, bachelor and associate degrees during the 165th commencement ceremony.

Riverton resident Brock Mickelsen was among them, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications.

Out of the more than 400 BHSU graduates, there were 34 Native American students who were awarded master, bachelor and associate degrees, the highest number in the university's history. The graduating class also included international students from Peru, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Sweden.

Blumenshine graduates college

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Jamestown College presented degrees to 160 graduates during the school's 107th commencement ceremony May 11 at the Jamestown Civic Center.

Among the graduates was Kyle Blumenshine of Riverton. Blumenshine received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with honors.

Tessa Gould, Washington, D.C., delivered the commencement address.

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.

Riverton citizen earns scholarship

Six Valley City State University graduate students have received Nexus Echo Scholarships totaling $46,000 to help cover tuition and fees in VCSU's Master of Education degree program with a concentration in library and information technologies.

Among them was Riverton resident Laura Heistuman.

The Nexus Echo Scholarship funds will be used for tuition and fees in the VCSU M.Ed/LIT program between summer 2013 and summer 2015. Recipients agree to apply for certification as a school library media specialist/teacher librarian upon completion of the degree.

Area students qualify for CSC honors

Students from Fremont County were among those named to Chadron State College's spring 2013 dean's and president's lists.

Rachael Medow, of Riverton, and Kaitlyn Slagowski, of Dubois, qualified for the dean's list, and Tess Clemetson, of Riverton, qualified for the spring 2013 president's list at Chadron State College.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in at least 12 hours of coursework. The president's list requires all A's, and students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester to qualify.

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