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Jun 10, 2016 - From staff reports

Krassin earns master's at South Dakota

Alexandra Moon Krassin of Lander has graduated with a master's degree in social work from the University of South Dakota.

The university held its 129th spring commencement this year. There were about 1,450 candidates listed for graduation.

Riverton students earn degrees from BHSU

Four Riverton students graduated this spring from Black Hills State University.

Dietrik Becker earned an associate's degree in general studies, Macey Heil earned a bachelor's degree in special education, Kari Wadsworth earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications with a grade-point average of 3.5-3.699 and Zachary Zenk earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a GPA of 3.7-3.899.

Arrington awarded STEM scholarship at Western

Macayla Arrington of Riverton is among seven students from Western Wyoming Community College were awarded scholarships as part of the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Community College STEM Scholarship program.

The awards are available to community-college students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and some health science fields, and they are worth up to $1,000 each.

Other recipients are Edison Elder of Rock Springs, Nick Blume of Rock Springs, Amanda Carson of Green River, Alexandra Monique Weaver of Evanston, Mary Carris of Rock Springs, and Mark Hazelett of Rock Springs.

County students among grads at Northwest

Students from 19 states and 15 countries were among the 313 students who graduated from Northwest College in Powell last month.

(HON) = Honors Students (3.5 grade point average or better)

(PTK) = Phi Theta Kappa

(DEC) = December 2015 Graduate

From Lander:

Alicia Espinosa (PTK), Calli Nelson, Jamie Walker (HON, DEC)

From Pavillion:

Kasandra Hessling

From Riverton:

Kaeto Cormia (PTK)

From Shoshoni:

Brace Pingetzer

Wild Turkey Federation honors LVHS student

Kimberlee Carey, a senior at Lander Valley High School, was the recipient of the 2016 National Wild Turkey Federation award for the local chapter. She was one of four applicants this year. She was recognized by the Wind River Gobblers at their annual banquet.

All four applicants received a $25 gift card to Rocky Mountain Sporting Goods. The prize for first place was an additional $500.

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