Sheridan Residents Take Home Awards

Two of Sheridan's award recipients, Tom Warnke, left, and Leon Washut. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Two of Sheridan's award recipients, Tom Warnke, left, and Leon Washut. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A dozen Sheridan County residents, along with the Sheridan County Museum, received awards Saturday at the Wyoming State Historical Society Awards Luncheon in Buffalo.

The museum took honorable mention in the Activities Award category for the 2015 walking tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Tours were offered twice each day, with morning tours covering a general history of Sheridan and the afternoon tours focusing on the area's coal mines and mine accidents.

Other award recipients included Sheridan Media's 2015 “Sheridan Chronicles,” which took second place in the Magazines and Newspapers category. Tyson Emborg, a teacher at Sheridan High School, received the historical society's Clara M. and Henry E. Jensen Outstanding Wyoming Teacher Award and was recognized as a teacher not just of high school students but of all ages. In 2015, Emborg researched and gave a presentation to the Sheridan County Historical Society on the collection of paintings by Western artist Bill Gollings that formerly were owned by the school district.

Karen Ballek and Leon Washut received honorable mention in the Self-Published Work category for their book, “We are One Family: Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, 1890-1920,” and artist Tom Warnke took a second-place Fine Arts award for his Conner Battlefield Diorama. Sheridan Blackburn received a first-place Young Historian award for her History Day project, “Becoming Sheridan, Wyoming.” Also in youth categories, Luke Knudson took first place in his age category for his work on the “Forgotten Spaces of Trail End,” and a team of students consisting of Andrew Mathis, Ashley Thompson, Trystyn Palmero-Reeves and Tyler Trentacosti took first place for the video they created of Kendrick Mansion.

Linda Grosso received the society's Annual Services Award, recognizing her more than 20 years as a member of the Sheridan County Historical Society.

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Tyson Emborg received the society's Outstanding Wyoming Teacher Award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Tyson Emborg received the society's Outstanding Wyoming Teacher Award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair accepted the award on behalf of Sheridan Media for "Sheridan Chronicles." (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair accepted the award on behalf of Sheridan Media for "Sheridan Chronicles." (Photo by Pat Blair)
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