Sheridan College a Finalist For Arbor Day Award

Sheridan College is a finalist in a contest based on the college's first Arbor Day event last spring.

Volunteers from the college, the community and the Wyoming State Forestry Division planted 32 trees on the campus in Sheridan last May. Now the college has been nominated for the Celebrate Arbor Day Event contest sponsored by the national Arbor Day Foundation.

Competition is in two categories, large schools with more than 10,000 students, and small schools with under 10,000. Sheridan College is in the small-school competition. Zack Houck, who is grounds supervisor for the college, said winning schools will receive funding and promotional gear to help host their Arbor Day events in 2015.

Winning colleges will be chosen by public vote. Voting starts at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, and will continue through shortly before 11 o'clock on Oct. 22. People can cast ballots on the web site published on Sheridan Media-dot-com.

Sheridan College is a Tree Campus USA, and is the first college in Wyoming to receive the designation.

To cast a vote in the Celebrate Arbor Day Event contest, visit

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