Seven Northern Wyoming Community College District students were honored as members of the 2019 All-Wyoming Academic Team at the 2019 WACCT awards ceremony and legislative reception at Laramie County Community College recently. Each year, Wyoming community colleges nominate high-achieving students to represent them at the state level. Academic team members are eligible to receive several scholarships as well as national recognition.
A total of 19 students from Wyoming community colleges were nominated to the 2019 academic team. NWCCD students were well represented, with three students nominated from Sheridan College and four from Gillette College.
To be eligible, students must demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. In addition, they must be a member of their local Phi Theta Kappa chapter and complete an All-USA Academic Team application.
Representing Sheridan College are students Sandra Coleman, Yanique Linton and Nadia Van Haele.
Van Haele is a dental hygiene student who plans to enter the workforce after graduation.
"This recognition is a tremendous accomplishment. To balance college commitments with other responsibilities is not an easy task," said NWCCD vice president of academic affairs Dr. Estella Castillo-Garrison.