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Twenty-Five Wyoming Students Awarded Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Provides $125,000 in Scholarships to Teens for Overcoming Adversity
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 25 deserving high school students in Wyoming. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Wyoming Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
“We are happy to help the deserving scholars from Wyoming attend college and achieve the American dream,” said Tony Novelly, president and chief executive officer of the Horatio Alger Association. “These scholars have exemplified the Horatio Alger ideals by using their challenges in life as a motivator for success.”
The Wyoming scholarships are made possible by Rocky Mountain Power Foundation which has supported the state with scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association for three years.
The Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs range from $2,500 to $10,500 and are sponsored by Horatio Alger members and friends. These scholarships are offered in 23 states. In 2010, the programs are awarding more than 675 state scholarships to students throughout the country.
Horatio Alger scholars are provided with numerous resources to ensure a successful college career. Each student receives:
- Financial aid guidance to assist in the selection of, and preparation for, college.
- Access to the association’s Web site, where students can create online profiles, search for fellow scholars, update their personal information, submit disbursement requests and direct questions to the association.
- Access to a toll-free information line, to speak to program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.
The 2010 Wyoming recipients are:
- Ramsey J. Beckton of Natrona County High School, Casper
- Miranda Bestul of Riverton High School, Riverton
- Meghan M. Brix of Wheatland High School, Wheatland
- Tyler A. Brown of Greybull High School, Basin
- Tamarah A. Byer of Hot Spring County High School, Thermopolis
- Elise N. D'Alessandro of Cody High School, Wapiti
- Marie K. Dobson of Dubois High School, Dubois
- Heather D. Drew of Cheyenne East High School, Cheyenne
- Andrea L. Franklin of New Castle High School, Newcastle
- Jordan D. Garcia of Cheyenne East High School, Cheyenne
- Megan L. Gordon of New Castle High School, Newcastle
- Briana M. Higgins of Natrona County High School, Casper
- Katie J. Kipp of Powell High School, Powell
- Ben A. Long of Lovell High School, Lovell
- Christopher D. Martinez of Cheyenne Central High School, Cheyenne
- Dylan R. Mattson of Powell High School, Powell
- Paige I. Neves of Burlington High School, Otto
- Shelby L. Olson of Wheatland High School, Wheatland
- Carina N. Orozco of Cody High School, Cody
- Casey L. Palmer of Cheyenne East High School, Cheyenne
- Kelsey E. Plambeck of Wheatland High School, Wheatland
- Haylee R. Saylor of Natrona County High School, Casper
- Devin M. Teichert of Cokeville High School, Cokeville
- Zachary S. Wagner of Powell High School, Powell
- Tanner T. Whitlock of Dubois High School, Dubois
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger scholars and members, visit our Web site at https://www.horatioalger.org.
About the Horatio Alger Association:
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program, state scholarship programs, and graduate grants. Since 1984, the association has awarded over $70 million in college scholarships to deserving young people. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.