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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Thursday, March 31

Two Wyoming teachers have received the 2021 Milken Award. According to a press release, Cheyenne 10 - 12 grade social studies teacher Aaron Kruger and Casper fourth grade teacher Becky Junge, received their awards last week in surprise ceremonies at their schools.

Members of Casper's rescue training company, Peak Rescue, placed first last weekend in the CMC GRIMP North America competition. Oil City News writes the event puts teams from around the world to the test in a series of complex rescue scenarios. This year's competition was held aboard the Battleship IOWA in Los Angeles, California.

Wind River freshman Wiley Philleo recently won the Teen 1 Division at the USA Power Lifting Championships in Chicago. County 10 reports the competition consists of combined weights in bench, squat and deadlift for placing. His 300 KG total would have placed him in the top 10 in all divisions of his weight class, including 18 year old lifters.

And according to a University of Wyoming Athletics press release, Cowboys basketball guard Drake Jeffries has been selected to participate in the 2022 College 3-Point Championships. He's one of eight players in the nation selected for the event and the first Cowboy to participate in it.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.