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Thomas Foundation founder visiting Fremont County this week

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Susan Thomas is visiting schools in Fremont and Teton counties this week to inform students and the general public about the programs offered by the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation. Susan Thomas is the director of the foundation.

Thomas is scheduled to meet with students, principals, educators and counselors at schools in Lander, Riverton, Dubois, Ethete, Pavillion, Fort Washakie and Jackson.

Fourteen Wyomingites have been selected to take part in the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation Scholarship Program for the current semester, including a Riverton student. The Foundation is dedicated to helping students who are at-risk and do not qualify for Hathaway and other scholarships get post-secondary training in order to become positive, contributing members of society. Scholarships are given a semester at a time and every participant is personally mentored by Mrs. Thomas. Scholarship recipients and additional information concerning the Foundation are available online at www.Thomas-Foundation.com.

First time scholarship recipients include Robert Aiken, Byron, attending Gillette College; Boone Schrieber, Alpine, attending Laramie County Community College Albany County Campus; Joshua Davis, Pinedale, attending Western Wyoming College; and Blair Parazoo, Riverton, attending Central Wyoming College.
Continuing scholarship recipients include Clinton Robinson, Laramie, and Abigail Tille, Casper, attending the University of Wyoming; Megan Bardin and Skye Stengl, Cheyenne, attending Laramie County Community College; Savannah Beasley, Sheridan, attending Sheridan College; Stephanie Calfior, Stephanie Hanway and Sarah Maurer, Laramie, attending LCCC’s Albany County Campus; Kayla Morris, Gillette, attending Sheridan College, and Shane Titensor, Thayne, attending Western Wyoming College.

The Foundation also honors adults who help and inspire Wyoming students with an annual Leadership Award. The winner of the Leadership Award receives $2,500 and is honored at the Wyoming State Fair. Nominations are due February 17, 2013 and forms are available online at www.Thomas-Foundation.com. In addition, the Foundation offers grants to groups that support our ideals and goals

The Foundation is named in part for the late United States Senator Craig Thomas who championed the cause of Wyoming’s youth.

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