RSHS graduate wins scholarship, three Green River students win prizes in museum scholarship program, essay contest

From left to right: Jessica Lee Petri (11th Grade), Ethan Bundy (6th Grade) Allona Brown (7th Grade), Celeste Keelin (Graduate) Photo courtesy of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum

Wyo4News Staff, [email protected]

SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING (July 28, 2020) — The Sweetwater County Historical Museum and its not-for-profit partner, the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation, have announced the winners of 2020’s Scholarship Program and Essay Contest.

Scholarship Program

Celeste Keelin was the winner of the Scholarship Program for her essay, “The History in Me,” for which she received a cash scholarship of $500.

Celeste, who graduated this year from the Rock Springs High School, will be attending the University of Wyoming this fall, majoring in Physiology/Pre-Med.


Essay Contest

Jessica Lee Petri, a student at the Green River High School, won the 11th Grade competition for her essay, “Cowboy’s Cultural Change.” The 7th Grade prize went to Allona Brown, who attends Lincoln Middle School in Green River, and Ethan Bundy was awarded the 6th Grade prize for “John Wesley Powell.” Ethan goes to Lincoln Middle School in Green River.

The Essay Contest winners each received a check for $50.

Funding for the contest’s awards was provided by the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation.

The Museum’s Director, Brie Blasi, joined the rest of the Museum staff in congratulating the winners.