Two local youth to graduate from Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe on Saturday

(Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy’s Class 21 will graduate Sept. 6, at 1 p.m., at the Eastern Wyoming College main auditorium, in Torrington. Lobby doors will open at 12:15 p.m.

The 25 graduating cadets have spent the last 5 1/2 months in the residential portion of the Cowboy ChalleNGe program, located at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center. Core components of the program include academics, citizenship, life-coping skills, civic service, leadership and physical fitness. The program is sponsored locally by the Wyoming National Guard.

“These youth have matured and grown during the past 22 weeks and are ready to apply the tools they’ve learned back at home,” said Ed Meyer, the academy’s director. “Cowboy ChalleNGe empowers cadets who have the ‘Courage to Change’ to more productive and fulfilled lives.”

The Class 21 graduates from Wyoming are: Ariasteed Bell of Fort Washakie, Parker Collins of Powell, Michael Frear of La Barge, Dalton Goodyear of Sheridan, Cole Griffin of Green River, Madalyne Gussie of Wheatland, Ethan Haines of Evanston, Devan Heslep of Green River, Alexa Hoffman of Riverton, Kelly Mathews of Douglas, Dennis Osuna Jr. of Buffalo, Danny Pacheco of Laramie, Caleb Pawlak of Lyman, Jacob Sisk of Worland, Colton Snyder of Casper, Brendon Summerton of Casper, Evan Suppes of Laramie, Harry Townsend of Evanston, and Chett Whitman of Big Piney.

Graduates from Colorado are: Cory Buys of Fort Collins, Miguel Gonzalez of Greeley, Dakota Ray Roberts of Lamar, Tyler Wittnam of Greeley, and Dalton Wood of Fort Morgan.

The lone Utah graduate is Kolby Bodrero of Salt Lake City.

Class 21 Family Day Parade of Cadets (Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy photo)

Class 21 Family Day Parade of Cadets (Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy photo)