Feb 1, 2013 From staff reports

Kinnear resident makes student list

STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- Devin Nicholls of Kinnear was recently named to Tarleton State University's Distinguished Students List for the fall 2012 semester. Nicholls is enrolled at the university's Stephenville campus and is majoring in kinesiology.

Students on the list include freshman and sophomore students who have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio and no grade lower than a C and juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a C. All must be in good standing with the university.

Cadets reach first milestone

CAMP GUERNSEY -- The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 35 teenagers who were chosen to be full cadets of Class 16 during a recent recognition ceremony, following two weeks of Pre-ChalleNGe. The 35 cadets include 31 males and four females from 14 Wyoming counties and two from Fremont County.

Among the Class 16 members are Cody L. Edwards of Riverton and Laci LeeAnn Thompson of Dubois.

The Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy, designed to help high school dropouts get their lives back on track, provides the teens with a regimented five and a half month in-residence program helping them to reclaim their lives and develop the skills they need to be successful. Core components of the program include academics, citizenship, life-coping skills, civic service, leadership and physical fitness.

Attendees must be between 16 and 18 years old and cannot be ordered to attend by the court. All cadets enter the academy voluntarily and can leave the program at any time.

The Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy is now accepting applications for its next class, which begins in early April. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the close of business on March 29.

For more information, call 836-7500.

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