Discover how our kids are being empowered to create their future!
Earlier in the school year the Wyoming Medical Center partnered with the Natrona County School District to invite students to pick the next Wyoming native animal to be displayed on the new WMC ambulance. Over 130 entries were received from students across the District representing animals of many different types, sizes, and backgrounds. After NCSD and WMC representatives painstakingly (every entry was so GREAT!) narrowed down the entries to the top 10, the community was then invited to vote for their favorite online. Students were asked to write a short essay describing why they chose their animal and draw a design of it on an ambulance.
All of the NCSD student entries are displayed in the hallways of the Central Services Facility building!
NCSD would like to congratulate the students on their outstanding entries!
Check out some additional contest entries below:
11 year-old Colten Sheets of Crest Hill Elementary! Colten’s choice, the Yellowstone cutthroat, joins the grizzly bear, bald eagle, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lion, bison and more that are creatively and colorfully displayed on the other WMC ambulances.
Crest Hill Elementary students were invited to the ambulance unveiling held at the school and treated to pizza from the Wyoming Medical Center as a surprise celebration for Colten’s winning entry. Students excitedly gathered in the common area of the school to hear from WMC representatives and Colten himself who shared with his fellow students why he decided on the Yellowstone Cutthroat.
I think that the Yellowstone cutthroat should be on the next ambulance because people come from all over to fish the Yellowstone cutthroat just like they come to Wyoming Medical Center to be treated with care. Also the cutthroat should be part of the herd because it is like WMC’s logo representing Casper, Natrona County and Wyoming. It lives in all these places. Plus I think a fish should join the herd. Go fish! – Colten Sheets, winner of WMC’s ambulance animal contest
A resounding success, WMC paramedic Eric Evenson said they intend to hold this contest each year inviting NCSD students to partner with them in choosing the next ambulance animal. “It really was just a great experience and a lot of fun. We really enjoyed seeing how creative and smart all the students are and the reasons why they chose their animal entries. We can’t wait to do it again next year.”
Here are some more photos from the event: