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Excellence 2014 Academic Awards Banquet

Sunday, April 27, 2014

T he celebration of Natrona County’s outstanding seniors and significant educators.


Excellence 2014 Academic Awards Banquet

Sunday, April 27, 2014

T he celebration of Natrona County’s outstanding seniors and significant educators.


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2014 Academic Awards Banquet

The Academic Awards Banquet The Academic Awards Banquet was started in 1998 to recognize the top academic achievers* among all students graduating from the four high schools in Natrona County School District #1. Each honoree is asked to nominate three NCSD educators who have most inspired them in their studies. The banquet is organized each year by a committee of volunteers, including Linda Bryce, Anne Ladd, Elizabeth Horsch, Linda Hurless, Ann Ruble, Cidne Skavdahl, Vicki Stamp, and Patsy Smith. This committee works closely with the district superintendent and is assisted by his staff. Every year a graduate of a Natrona County public high school is invited to address this prestigious group of students. This year, organizers asked Arlen Ward, an alumnus of Kelly Walsh High School, to speak. Arlen’s career path has traveled from traditional mechanical engineering to that of medical innovation. He has numerous patents and exemplifies the melding of formal education with creativity. Initially, the banquet was funded by members of the Chamber of Commerce and other individuals in Casper who believed in recognizing academic excellence. In 2000, a permanent endowment was established by the Casper Star-Tribune, The John P. Ellbogen Foundation, Barbara J. Marshall, The McMurry Foundation and Tom and Marta Stroock. The Casper College Foundation has demonstrated its generous support of this program by managing these funds. In addition, the John P. Ellbogen Foundation and Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation annually donate funds for the Ellbogen Meritorious Educator Awards, presented to those educators who have received the most nominations from students honored at the banquet. *Honorees are selected based on their grades and ranking at the end of the first semester of their senior year.

“I could tell that my teachers loved what they taught, and were really able to convey to me a great enjoyment in these subjects.” 1


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Program Sunday, April 27, 2014 Dinner Program Introductions Brian Scott, Master of Ceremonies Opening Remarks Steve Hopkins, Superintendent, NCSD #1 Remarks Dave Applegate, Chair, NCSD #1 Board of Trustees Speaker Arlen Ward (Kelly Walsh High School, 1992) Meritorious Educator Awards Presenters: Ellbogen family and Superintendent Hopkins Ruth R. Ellbogen Foundation awards for elementary and high school educators John P. Ellbogen Foundation awards for junior high and high school educators

Student Awards Kelly Walsh High School Natrona County High School Roosevelt High School Midwest High School

Brad Diller, Principal Dean Kelly, Principal Shawna Trujillo, Principal Chris Tobin, Principal

Concluding Remarks Brian Scott, Master of Ceremonies

“I feel like my teachers have helped me achieve goals that otherwise I wouldn’t have.” 2


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Benefactors Casper Star-Tribune John P. Ellbogen Foundation Barbara J. Marshall McMurry Foundation Tom and Marta Stroock The above benefactors believe that the hard work and dedication of students and educators who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in education should be recognized by the entire community. These generous endowments guarantee the funding of the Academic Awards Banquet for the high schools of the Natrona County School District. The planning committee would like to thank the Casper College Foundation Board, Ms. Paulann Doane, executive director, and Ms. Denise Bressler, chief financial officer, for demonstrating their support for the Academic Awards Banquet by managing these funds. Additionally, we would like to thank Brian Scott for acting as master of ceremonies for the 16th year. Nate’s Flowers and Gifts has graciously provided tonight’s flower arrangements. And lastly, the planning committee wishes to thank the following employees of the Natrona County School District for their hard work on behalf of the Academic Awards Banquet: Annette Ambrosino Cheryl Caster Libby Crown

Kelly Eastes Kathi Hawley Connie Sanders

Special thanks go to Allen Bruggman with the NCSD Community Relations Department.

“My teachers gave me the strength to become more than I ever thought possible.” 3


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Recognizing students and the adults who inspired them Student growth, high academic achievement, and adult-student relationships are what we strive for at the Natrona County School District. The group of students and staff members that we honor in 2013-2014 exemplifies successful attainment of that goal. The Academic Awards Banquet provides an opportunity to publicly recognize the great academic work achieved by the top 10 percent of each school’s graduating seniors, as well as the adults whom they have deemed as significant to their experience in the Natrona County School District. The board of trustees and I have worked to outline priorities by which to measure our success. One of these priorities clearly is being exemplified tonight: We will focus on excellence for each and every student and engage students, faculty and staff in supporting and promoting that focus. I am very proud of our Academic Award recipients, their families and all of the educators who worked to provide them with positive and inspiring opportunities to be champions. I also am very thankful to the community for supporting such a celebration. Truly, none of this could have been done without any of you. Congratulations, students and staff, on a job very well done.

Steve Hopkins, NCSD #1 Superintendent

“My teachers taught me more than just the curriculum that was required. They taught me important life lessons and were role models.” 4


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Arlen Ward KWHS Alumnus * Mechanical Engineer * Guest Speaker Arlen Ward was born in Frankfurt, West Germany in 1973. Shortly after he was born his family returned to Wyoming at the end of his father’s Army enlistment. After living in Laramie and Douglas, Arlen moved to Casper in 1981 where he attended three NCSD schools: Verda James Elementary School, Centennial Junior High, and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1992. For his post-secondary education, Arlen has a Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. His work experience includes working for EchoStar Technologies as an Embedded Software Engineer working

Arlen is currently a Principal Research & Development Engineer for Covidien Surgical Solutions where he works on research teams developing new technologies for energybased surgical tools. Arlen has developed virtual simulations to predict the surgical effect on biological tissue, enabling the rapid development of new devices and reducing the preclinical testing needed for new surgical instruments. Arlen is also a Principal Consultant with System Insight

digital video recorder (DVR) for Dish Network.

and they have two children - Connor, 11, and Gillian, 9.

for a variety of industries. Arlen holds numerous issued US and international patents, and he is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

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Bret Andrew

Keegan Beamer

Brent Bihr

Kelly Walsh High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Julie & Sandy Andrew College: Doane College Brent Shaeffer, Lynn Lange, Lynn Hutchinson

Brandon Bjornson Natrona County High School

Parents: Michael & Heidi Bjornson College: UC-Davis, University of Colorado, or Arizona State University Anna Wilkinson, Timothy Fauss, Anne Underbrink

Parents: Andrew & Chris Beamer College: Colorado State University or Oregon State University Carolyn Jacobs, Jim Miller, Laura McCleary

Parents: Mark & Tina Bihr College: University of Wyoming Sue Heisner, Sally O’Brien, Ernie Smith

Mariah Borah

Cameron Britt

Natrona County High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Mike Borah & Ingrid Borah College: Casper College then Montana State University or Colorado Mesa University Shawn Gillum, Anne Underbrink, Anna Wilkinson

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Parents: DeLaine Britt, Mike Britt College: University of Wyoming Deanna Brownell, Beth Williams, Kerin Dillon


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Carter Britt

Nathan Brown

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: DeLaine Britt, Mike Britt College: University of Wyoming Lucas Dow, Christy Garner, Dwight Ballard

Parents: Stephanie Wise, Glenn Wise, Phil Brown, Rose Hardy College: University of Wyoming Lynn Leslie, Anna Wilkinson, Gene Smith

Storiee Brown Natrona County High School

Parents: Roosevelt & June Brown College: Casper College then University of Wyoming or Palm Beach Atlantic University Barb Matson, Sherry Nanneman, Christy Olsen

Adreanna Brownfield

Shanell Brungardt

Daryll Butler

Natrona County High School

Roosevelt High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Melissa & Eric Souza College: University of Wyoming Patsy Medinger, Robert Ewings, Diane Miller

Parents: Bill Brungardt & Allie Cothern College: Casper College Jeff Parke, Melanie Boyes, Jaime Bachert

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Parents: Barry & Melissa Butler College: University of Wyoming Paul Kasza, Ernie Smith, Judy Hawley


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Roy Cady-Kimble

Maridi Choma

Kelly Walsh High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Patti Kimble & Valerie Cady College: Carleton College Ben Schanck, Jim Gaither, Karen Bayert

Parents: Mike & Marial Choma College: University of Wyoming or Carroll College Guy Sallade, Leslie Vandeventer, Michael Stedillie

Jacob Colman

Kaitlin Conley

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Tim & Connie Colman College: Amherst College Gloria Pereda, Diane Miller, Timothy Fauss

Parents: Shane & Jennifer Conley College: Sheridan College Eric Freeman, Becky Childers, Linda McKay

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Leslee Christopherson Natrona County High School

Parents: Blane & Janet Christopherson College: University of Wyoming Helen Wilking, Gloria Pereda, Steve Mayhue

Zephaniah Connell Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Wes & Melanie Connell College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or University of Wyoming Shelie Elliott, Bart Wilder, Rebecca Underwood


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Colby Coughenour

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Natrona County High School

Clare Counihan

Bethany Crowe

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Steve & Sheri Coughenour College: University of Wyoming Greg Trout, Bud Sorensen, Becky Harshman

Parents: Erika Counihan College: University of Wyoming Scott Underbrink, Gloria Pereda, Becky Sondag

Parents: Duane & Diane Crowe College: University of Wyoming Bud Sorensen, Brian Sanders, Joni Bunce

Christine Dalton

Jerayah Davis

Roosevelt High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Roosevelt High School

Parents: Jodi Davis College: University of Southern California Michelle Adkins, Brent Shaeffer, Nicholas Gilbert

College: Casper College or University of Wyoming Mathew Crabb,

Parents: Misty Croley, Kenneth Dalton, Marie Veeder, Jason Veeder College: Casper College Jaime Bachert, Melanie Boyes, Christine Dunbar

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Alexander Derosier


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Bradley Doherty Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: John & Mary Doherty College: University of Wyoming or Michigan State University Robert Ewings, Diane Miller, Anna Wilkinson

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Alexandria Eckhart Natrona County High School

Parents: Shannan Coleman, Jeff Eckhart College: Casper College then University of Wyoming Devon Strube, Stan Kirlin, Lynne Murray

Paige Ellbogen Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Steve & Shelley Ellbogen College: University of Wyoming Vicki Sandfort, Michelle Adkins, Jeanine Pickering

Kolby Fenster

Matthew Floyd

Rachel Franke

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parent: Tim & Nancy Fenster College: University of Wyoming Sandy TeBeest, Rebecca Underwood, Judy Prewitt

Parents: Doug & Beth Floyd College: University of Utah, or Lawrence Tech University Craig Carlsen, Anna Wilkinson, Bud Sorensen

Parents: Evie & Kevin Franke College: Oklahoma Wesleyan University Jerry Realing, Peggi Hopkins, Aaron Hinton

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Zack Fullerton

McKenna Gale

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Richard Martini College: University of Wyoming or Pullman University Paul Kasza

Caleb Gray Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Tim & Katrina Gray College: University of Wyoming Bart Wilder, Bridger Miller, Bryan Coventry

Parents: Pam Gale, Sam Gale College: University of Wyoming Linda McKay, Jason Murdock, Alberta Pfennig

Heather Galovich Kelly Walsh High School Parents: Mike & Jeri Galovich College: Macalester College or Presentation College Jennifer Christensen, Nancy Brauchie, Steve Mayhue

Kia Hageman

Audrey Haller

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Jim & Kyra Hageman College: University of Wyoming Stacey Barkell, Duane Reimer, Bryan Coventry

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Parents: William & Margaret Haller College: University of Wyoming Devon Strube, Rick Black, Mark Cimburek


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Melissa Harmon Natrona County High School

Parents: Rob & KayCee Harmon College: University of Wyoming Brian Sanders, Melanie Boyes, Christy Garner

Amanda Hinchey Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Bruce & Karen Hinchey College: University of Wyoming Linda Hurless, Duane Reimer, Aaron Hinton

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Erin Heald Natrona County High School

Parents: Tom & Ruth Heald College: University of Wyoming Jared Swenson, Melissa Erdahl, William Becker

Regan Hendricks Natrona County High School

Parents: Ken & Lori Hendricks College: Undecided Lynne Murray, Ron Powell, Linda McKay

Rebecca Hudson

Levi Jensen

Kelly Walsh High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Chris & Deborah Hudson College: University of Hawaii Liz Masterson, James Gunderson, Duane Reimer

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Parents: LaRene & Clark Jensen College: Brigham Young University Bridger Miller, Jenny Kyle, Paul Searcey


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Gabby Johnson Natrona County High School

Parents: Suzie Williams College: Casper College Marla Switzer, Randall Bower, Susie Mayhue

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Kaylee Johnson Natrona County High School

Parent: Sonjia Johnson, Bobby Johnson College: Stanford University Doug Diehl, Gene Smith, Eric Freeman

Bryan Junge Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Bill & Cheryl Junge College: University of Wyoming or Casper College Sally Oates, Linda Hurless, Ernie Smith

Demetrios Kanelos

Tom Ladd

Ryan Lamb

Natrona County High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Bruce & Anne Ladd College: Colorado School of Mines then Air Force Academy Leslie Vandeventer, Linda Hurless, John Bolender

Parents: Jack & Mary Lamb College: Casper College or University of Wyoming Ernie Smith, Bryan Coventry, Linda Hurless

Parents: Karen & Jim Kanelos College: University of Wyoming Eric Reish, Robert Ewings, Amy Sorensen

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Michael Layton

Trey Martinez

Sarah Masterson

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Mike & Argeri Layton College: Texas Lutheran University, University of Arizona, or Ohio State University Joey Bullock, Becky Underwood, Sandy Lever

Ciara McGinley Natrona County High School

Parents: Mark McGinley, Cathy McGinley College: University of Wyoming Joni Bunce, Anne Underbrink, Scott Underbrink

Parents: Brandy & Manuel Martinez College: University of Wyoming Ron Powell, Mauro Diaz, Kristy Barr

Alyssa Miller Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Ranola Miller, Timothy Miller College: George Washington University Lynn Lange, Michael Stedillie, Shane Palmer

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Parents: John & Sue Masterson College: Penn State University, University of Maryland, or Indiana University Melissa Erdahl, Julie Patterson, Paula Volker

Gabriel Miller Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Judith Naginey and Reid Miller College: University of Wyoming Noreen Stutheit, Katherine Kruse, Greg Paulson


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Jena Milliken

Michel Mooney

Natrona County High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Tami & Todd Milliken College: Gonzaga University, University of Georgia, or Auburn University Randy McIntyre, Brian Sanders

Parents: Kara Dunham College: Yale University Chris Henry, Bryan Coventry, Anne Underbrink

Blair Mothersbaugh Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Jim & Becky Mothersbaugh College: University of Washington or Johns Hopkins University Michael Stedillie, Noreen Stutheit, Jeanine Pickering

Kathleen Nganga

Daniel Pickard

Dakotah Price

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parent: John Kambutu & Lydiah Nganga College: Brown University or Duke University Sally O’Brien, Ben Schanck, Carlla Smith

Parents: Marcus & Lanae Pickard College: University of Minnesota Twin Cities Melanie Boyes, Michelle Adkins, Randall Bower

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Parents: Wendy & Clay Price College: University of Wyoming or University of Utah Jennifer Hicks, Bart Wilder, Anne Underbrink


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Cameron Ray

Kiki Rochelle

Midwest High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Troy & Tricia Ray College: University of Wyoming or Hastings College Jodi Frazier, Roger Switzer, Rondalynn Mull

Parents: Ann Rochelle College: Casper College then University of Wyoming Kelly Rush, Mauro Diaz, Jeanine Pickering

Landon Rodabaugh Midwest High School Parents: Thomas Rodabaugh, Susan Rodabaugh College: Hastings College Rondalynn Mull, Randall Bower, Janice Cowell

Travis Sisco

Kianna Smith

Kirsten Soehn

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Kari Hand, Bill Sisco College: Colorado School of Mines Beth Williams, Lynne Murray, Kerin Dillon

Parents: Marc Smith & Renee JordanSmith College: Patrick Henry College Nicole Rapp, Scott Underbrink, Bart Wilder

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Parents: Lynette & George Soehn College: Colorado Christian University Diane Miller, Bart Wilder, Mike Carlson


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Ashley Sondag

Bethany Stewart

Steven Stolte

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Corey & Becky Sondag College: University of Wyoming Becky Sondag, Emily Catellier, Kelli Slominski

Parents: Kevin & Shawnda Stewart College: Casper College William Becker, Anna Wilkinson, Randall Bower

Parents: Teresa & Norman Stolte College: Casper College Anna Wilkinson

Beecher Strube

James Sulser

Lexie Switzer

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parent: Carole & Daniel Sulser College: Montana State University, Gonzaga University or University of Colorado Timothy Fauss, Robert Wallace, John Bolender

Parents: Marla & Roger Switzer College: University of Wyoming Dennis Howell, Dan Wright, Haylie Wendland

Parents: Beecher & Cathy Strube College: Colorado Christian, University of Wyoming, or Casper College Becky Underwood, Beth Williams, Bryan Coventry

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Hayden Traxler

Samuel Turner

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Scott & Lesha Thorvaldson College: University of Wyoming Nancy Brauchie, Peter Sehlmeyer, Sandy TeBeest

Parents: Regina & Tracy Traxler College: Casper College then University of Wyoming Jackie O’Briant, Julie Patterson, Haylie Wendland

Trevor Thorvaldson

Parents: Diane & Scott Henshaw, Clayton & Kara Turner College: University of Washington Patrick Kukes, Anne Underbrink, Diane Miller, Judy Hawley

Becca Valdez

Elizabeth Walsh

Faith Waters

Kelly Walsh High School

Natrona County High School

Natrona County High School

Parents: Ron & Suzanne Akin College: Casper College then Vesalius College Anne Underbrink, Gary Ukele, Gene Smith

Parents: Deb & Gail Waters College: University of Wyoming or Carroll College Randy Ridgeway, Diane Miller, Jennifer Alvar

Parents: Heather & Eric Valdez College: The College of St. Scholastica Sandra Stille, Bryan Coventry, Linda Hurless

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Rhett Watson

Austin Wilcox

Natrona County High School

Kelly Walsh High School

Parents: Kathy & Jeramie Watson College: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University or University of Wyoming Sandy Hartsky, Timothy Fauss, Dan Wright

Parents: Christine & Walt Wilcox College: University of Wyoming Walt Wilcox, Bryan Coventry, Sue Moore

Alexander Belser (NCHS) Mackenzie Stirling (NCHS) Hannah Swenson (RHS) Heather Syvertson (RHS)

“I knew that I always would feel safe in their classrrooms, and no matter what, they would always do whatever they could to help any student in and out of the classroom.� 19


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Significant Educators Michelle Adkins Jennifer Alvar Jaime Bachert Dwight Ballard Stacey Barkell Kristy Barr Karen Bayert William Becker Rick Black John Bolender Randall Bower Melanie Boyes Nancy Brauchie Deanna Brownell Joey Bullock Joni Bunce Craig Carlsen Mike Carlson Emily Catellier Becky Childers Jennifer Christensen Mark Cimburek Bryan Coventry Janice Cowell Mathew Crabb Mauro Diaz Doug Diehl Kerin Dillon Lucas Dow Christine Dunbar Shelie Elliott Melissa Erdahl Robert Ewings Timothy Fauss Jodi Frazier Eric Freeman Jim Gaither Christy Garner Nicholas Gilbert Shawn Gillum

Susan Griffith James Gunderson Becky Harshman Sandy Hartsky Judy Hawley Sue Heisner Chris Henry Jennifer Hicks Aaron Hinton Peggi Hopkins Dennis Howell Linda Hurless Lynn Hutchinson Carolyn Jacobs Paul Kasza Stan Kirlin Katherine Kruse Patrick Kukes Jenny Kyle Lynn Lange Lynn Leslie Sandy Lever Liz Masterson Barb Matson Steve Mayhue Susie Mayhue Laura McCleary Randy McIntyre Linda McKay Patsy Medinger Bridger Miller Diane Miller Jim Miller Sue Moore Rondalynn Mull Jason Murdock Lynne Murray Sherry Nanneman Jackie O’Briant

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Significant Educators, continued from page 20 Sally O’Brien Sally Oates Christy Olsen Shane Palmer Jeff Parke Julie Patterson Greg Paulson Gloria Pereda Alberta Pfennig Jeanine Pickering Ron Powell Judy Prewitt Nicole Rapp Jerry Realing Eric Reish Randy Ridgeway Kelly Rush Guy Sallade Brian Sanders Vicki Sandfort Ben Schanck Paul Searcey Peter Sehlmeyer Brent Shaeffer Kelli Slominski Carlla Smith Ernie Smith Gene Smith Becky Sondag Amy Sorensen Bud Sorensen Michael Stedillie

Devon Strube Noreen Stutheit Jared Swenson Marla Switzer Roger Switzer Sandy TeBeest Greg Trout Gary Ukele Scott Underbrink Anne Underbrink Becky Underwood Leslie Vandeventer Paula Volker Robert Wallace Haylie Wendland Walt Wilcox Bart Wilder Helen Wilking Anna Wilkinson Beth Williams Dan Wright

“I found that learning is not just something I have to do, but it is also something that I want to do.” 21


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Natrona County School District #1 Board of Trustees Dave Applegate, Chairman Elizabeth Horsch, Vice Chair Paula Reid, Treasurer Rita Walsh, Clerk Kevin Christopherson David Driggers Dana Howie Pat Keefe Suzanne Sandoval Steve Hopkins, Superintendent

Academic Awards Banquet Planning Committee Linda Bryce Elizabeth Horsch Linda Hurless Anne Ladd Ann Ruble Cidne Skavdahl Patsy Smith Vicki Stamp

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Meritorious Educator Awards The Ellbogen Award recipients are determined based on the selections of significant educators by honored students in that year’s graduating class. Educators are eligible to win only once in a sixyear period, and only current or former NCSD employees are considered for the awards.

2001

2004

Scott Underbrink, Natrona County High School Becky Underwood, Kelly Walsh High School

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Mike Carlson, Paradise Valley Elementary School Cyndy Novotny, Woods Learning Center

2002 Ruth R. Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Christine McKay Horken, Paradise Valley Elementary School Linda Hurless, Verda James Elementary School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Jim Kauffman, Centennial Junior High School Ken Reed, Centennial Junior High School

John & Jane Wold Meritorious Junior High School Educator Award Melanie Boyes, CY Junior High School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Cynthia Farrell, Kelly Walsh High School Anne Underbrink, Natrona County High School

Drs. Gail & Anne Zimmerman Meritorious Junior High School Educator Award Judy Izzarelli, Centennial Junior High School

2005

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Marcia Strausner, Verda James Elementary School Christy Olsen, McKinley Elementary School

John P. Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Cindy Poe, Natrona County High School Sue Simons, Kelly Walsh High School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Eric Reish, Centennial Junior High School Bart Wilder, Casper Classical Academy

2003

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Judy McLellan, Sagewood Elementary School Susan Mayfield, Manor Heights Elementary School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Nancy Brauchie, Kelly Walsh High School Jeannette McCoy, Kelly Walsh High School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Linda McKay, Dean Morgan Junior High School Brent Shaeffer, East Junior High School

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Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Rodney Mahaffey, Natrona County High School Barbara Matteson, Natrona County High School

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Meritorious Educator Awards 2006

2008

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Wendy Doctor, Southridge Elementary School Noreen Stutheit, Park Elementary School

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards John Bolender, Woods Learning Center Linda Hurless, Retired Barbara Maguire, Park Elementary School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Marci Flicek, CY Junior High School Jeff McMullen, Centennial Junior High School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Kaye Hunt, Dean Morgan Junior High School Melanie Boyes, CY Junior High School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Diane Miller, Natrona County High School Sandra Sherman, Kelly Walsh High School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Cindy Poe, Natrona County High School Becky Underwood, Kelly Walsh High School

2007

2009

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Randy McIntyre, Park Elementary School Jeanne Spawn, Gifted & Talented

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Wayne Tuttle, Verda James Elementary School Eric Freeman, Southridge Elementary School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Brenda Kennedy, CY Junior High School Tim Wilcox, Centennial Junior High School

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Randall Bower, CY Junior High Roger Switzer, Midwest Schools

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Fred Maguire, Kelly Walsh High School Chad Sharpe, Kelly Walsh High School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Mary Beth Peden, Natrona County High School Bob Matson, Natrona County High School Duane Reimer, Kelly Walsh High School

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Meritorious Educator Awards 2010

2012

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Brenda Bosco, Fort Caspar Academy Anne Marken, Crest Hill Elementary School

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Dorinda Jacobson, Fort Caspar Academy Noreen Stutheit, Park Elementary

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Aaron Hinton, Centennial Junior High School Matt Sharpnack, Casper Classical Academy

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Jennifer Alvar, Dean Morgan Junior High Jaime Bachert, Dean Morgan Junior High Ashlie Howell, Centennial Junior High

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Duane Reimer, Kelly Walsh High School Anne Underbrink, Natrona County High School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Diane Miller, Natrona County High School Anna Wilkinson, Natrona County High School

2011

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Janet Mills, Verda James Elementary School Marcia Strausner, Verda James Elementary School

2013

Ellbogen Meritorious Elementary School Educator Awards Michelle Adkins, Southridge Elementary Randy McIntyre, Park Elementary

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Deborah McCullar, Dean Morgan Junior High School Ken Reed, Centennial Junior High

Ellbogen Meritorious Junior High School Educator Awards Kayla McGurrin, Centennial Junior High Jeff McMullen, Centennial Junior High

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Nancy Brauchie, Kelly Walsh High School Sally O’Brien, Kelly Walsh High School

Ellbogen Meritorious High School Educator Awards Justin Kidneigh, Kelly Walsh High School Brandie Reed, Kelly Walsh High School Brian Sanders, Natrona County High School

“Not only did these teachers influence my academics, but also many other aspects of my life.” This book was designed by NCSD Community Partnerships and printed by NCSD MultiMedia Services.

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