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BHS senior receives Citizenship Award


Zach Spadt

Burns High School senior Kolby Humphrey stands with the Laramie County Retired Education Personnel Citizenship Award that he received Monday in Cheyenne. The award is given to a senior from each high school in Laramie County.

When Kolby Humphrey received an email stating he'd won the Laramie County Retired Education Personnel's Citizenship Award, he didn't think it was real.

"I thought it was spam," he said.

So he contacted his mother who reached out to Burns High School faculty.

It wasn't spam, nor was it fake.

Unbeknownst to Humphrey, the Burns High School staff were paying attention, and they picked up on Humphrey's high level of involvement both at school and in the community.

Awarded to a senior from each high school in Laramie County, the LCREP Citizenship Award is given to students who are highly involved in the community.

And that's Humphrey to a T.

"Koby is a hardworking young man who never fails to volunteer to help out whenever needed. Whether it's through clubs or organizations, or if he hears that someone needs help within the community, he goes above and beyond to help out," Burns High School guidance counselor Kaycee Tidyman wrote when nominating Humphrey.

She added, "Even as an avid, competitive showman of sheep, pigs and cattle, he always takes time to help others out where he can with their animals. He is a team player, works hard, is a leader to others and keeps a positive attitude."

Humphrey received his award Monday afternoon at a luncheon in Cheyenne.

A three-sport athlete, Humphrey seems to always have a lot on his plate.

In addition to football, track and basketball, Humphrey is involved with FBLA, FFA, FCA, FCCLA and 4-H.

Along with his extra curricular activities, he's also shown sheep at the Northern International Livestock Expo in Billings, Mont.

On top of that, Humphrey works part time as a ranch hand.

He said he likes staying busy and getting out in the community. Being so involved has let to making new friends and connections.

He participating in the county fair and making the right connections to help coach young football players. He'll help coach the Burns fourth, fifth and sixth-grade football teams next fall.

After he graduates, Humphrey hopes to stay involved in agriculture.

He hasn't decided where he'll attend college, but it's narrowed down to Eastern Wyoming Community College or Laramie County Community College.

Humphrey intends to study agriculture business or ranch management.


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