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Gov. Mead to visit Big Horn High School to celebrate honors

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Gov. Mead will speak at a celebration assembly at Big Horn High School on Thursday. Big Horn High School will gather Thursday at 10 a.m. to celebrate being named Wyoming's top high school. In August, Newsweek released a report titled "America's Top 500 High Schools 2015," and Big Horn High School was the only Wyoming school on the list. Mead, along with SCSD#1 Superintendent Marty Kobza and SCSD#1 Board Chair Carol Garber, will speak at the event Thursday, and former students and the entire community are encouraged to attend. Schools were analyzed first based on their proficiency in standardized state-level math and reading/language arts assessments. Newsweek then rank-ordered schools through a College Readiness Index based on the following six indicators: - college enrollment rate - graduation rate - weighted AP/IB/dual enrollment composite - weighted SAT/ACT composite - student retention - counselor-to-student ratio Also in 2015, Big Horn High School was recognized along with Sheridan County School District #1 as part of an MSN Money report , which named SCSD#1 as the top district in Wyoming. *Feature photo Big Horn High School on the first day of classes in 2015. /