L-FL announces Doggers of the Quarter


LINGLE – Sophomore Gage Gibson and junior Madison Heilbrun were announced as the final Doggers of the Quarter for the 2020-21 school year at the awards ceremony at Lingle-Fort Laramie High School on Tuesday, May 18.

The award is given to one male and one female student who is voted on by their teachers. Criteria for the award is the students who best represent what it means to be a Dogger.

Students can only win the award once during their four years at L-FL. The winners each get a hooded sweatshirt with Dogger of the Quarter written on it and also receive a certificate for their accomplishment.

Teachers will submit students they think are deserving of the award and then a group of teachers will go over the nominees and select who they think is most deserving of the award. It is more than just an award for students who achieve highly in their class work.

Gibson was this quarter’s male recipient for Dogger of the Quarter. He believes the Dogger of the Quarter represents the school goals of being a Dogger and hard work.

“It shows what our school goals are,” Gibson said. “It takes a hard work ethic and performing well in the classroom.”

While Gibson works hard in the classroom, he also works hard during the various extracurricular activities he is involved with. He is a member of the L-FL wrestling team, the golf team in Torrington and recently was voted as a member of the student council.

Gibson said his goals for his final two years of high school are to continue his hard work inside the classroom to ensure he’s able to go to college and achieve his goal of becoming a teacher.

“I just want to keep working hard and hopefully all this work will help me with college,” Gibson said. “I do want to end up being a teacher and coming back to Lingle to keep pursuing the same dream.”

The University of Wyoming is where Gibson would like to attend college, but he said he would be open to anywhere that offers him the opportunity to further his education. Gibson said his strength in school is in the various mathematics subjects, but he would like to teach third through fifth grade.

Heilbrun was this quarter’s female recipient for Dogger of the Quarter. She believes the Dogger of the Quarter is someone who is a good role model for younger students and hard worker.

“Being Dogger of the Quarter shows good leadership and being a good role model,”Heilbrun said. “It’s something the younger kids should look up to and emphasize to be.”

Other than working on being a good role model for the younger students at L-FL, Heilbrun also competes on the L-FL basketball, volleyball and track and field teams.

When Heilbrun graduates from L-FL, her plan is to attend the cosmetology program at Eastern Wyoming College and would like to stay in the Lingle area once she finishes the program.

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