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Pine Bluffs and Burns Seniors receive Citizenship Award

 

November 18, 2021

Courtesy of Ron Ladd

Top left: Carmen Ladd with Citizenship Award recipient - Alexis DePaulitte, Pine Bluffs High School senior.

The Laramie County Retired Education Personnel awarded two students the Citizenship Award.

This is award to given to seniors from Laramie County high schools. The career counselor or principal of the school explained to the Laramie County Retired Education Personnel why he/she should be selected. This student demonstrates involvement in school and community service. This senior has had to overcome some type of adversity. Their goal is to have some sort of career. The person demonstrates positive work ethic, positive attitude and shows initiative, involved in school, community, or church activities through participation and volunteerism. This person has kindness, generosity, and compassion for others. Winners of the award receive a framed certificate of recognition and a $100 monetary award.

Pine Bluffs High School selected Alexis DePaulitte. DePaulitte is involved in volleyball, basketball, track and field, National Honor Society, Future Business Leader of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Yearbook, Pheasants Forever, and Wyoming Academic Challenge. It is stated why DePaulitte was chosen for the award. Alexis is not only an exceptional student that is involved in numerous activities and sports. But more importantly she is a kind and caring young lady. DePaulitte said, she is honored to receive the award. It was a surprise. She will be putting the money to college. DePaulitte is attending college for the civil or aerospace engineering field.

Burns High School selected Logan Branigan for the Citizenship award. Branigan is involved in wrestling, a wrestling mentor, home wrestling referee, Tech person for church, like technology and computers, woodworking, and construction. He was chosen because he is a determined and driven young man. Branigan has wrestled at different levels and has been successful. If he is not in competition Branigan is always training and learning new skills. He has been mentoring young wrestlers, working diligently and patiently with them until they get the concept. Branigan was at a local wrestling tournament, the tournament was short referees due to illness. He took on the role and did the job so well that the head of the Wrestling Referees Association said he would be good enough to work the Regional or State Wrestling tournaments. Branigan attends church but also works all the technological pieces to make sure everything runs smoothly. At school he is instrumental in creating several videos for events as well as running various technology things for games and events. Branigan is an entrepreneur for building various items for people with his skills of woodworking. He is kind to everyone and is always willing to lend a hand. Branigan is going to study computers in college.

 

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