(Big Horn, Wyo.) — Only one school in all of Wyoming was named to a Newsweek released a report titled "America's Top 500 High Schools 2015."
That school was Big Horn High School, and today, the students celebrated
with Gov. Matt Mead.
Mead, along with SCSD#1 Superintendent Marty Kobza, BHHS Principal Ben
Smith, students, teachers and State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jill Balow spoke at the assembly today.
"The commitment to excellence and grit you show make Big Horn High School
special," Kobza said. "Excellence is expected, so great things happen."
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*Gov. Matt Mead greets SCSD#1 Superintendent Marty Kobza with SCSD#1 Board
President Carol Garber in the background. / Pitchengine Communities*
Balow told the students they are "good at life, and good at tests."
"But being good at life is so much more important," Balow continued. "And
here, you have more than being good. Everyone in this room is a leader."
Kobza said the SCSD#1 board of trustees has set ambitious goals for the
future, including making sure that future students graduate with not only a
high school diploma, but also an associates degree and/or a career
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*Gov. Mead visits with members of the Big Horn High School jazz band, which
he complimented as the best in the state. / Pitchengine Communities*
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.
Kobza thanked Gov. Mead for state support of Wyoming schools.
"We very much appreciate what our state does for our schools," Kobza said.
Mead said that while the celebration today may have only lasted minutes,
the significant achievements of BHHS students, faculty and staff took hours
and hours of work.
"We are Ram proud," Mead said. "I am proud of you. Go Rams — great job."
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*Gov. Mead stands with BHHS teacher Mila Stender. / Pitchengine Communities*
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*Gov. Mead visits with Sheridan County Commissioners Mike Nickel and Tom
Ringley. / Pitchengine Communities*