LINGLE ñ Lingle-Fort Laramie High School senior’s Kaylie Rafferty and Edward Ramos were recently awarded the Doggers of the Quarter.
The award is given to one male and one female L-FL student who exemplifies what it means to be a Dogger. Staff members nominate students who are more than just successful in the classroom.
“It’s an all-around good citizenship type of an award,” L-FL Dean of Students and Athletic Director Mike Lashley said. “It’s not just based on academics, although most of the time students are in good academic standing.”
The teachers send their nominations to Lashley who puts together a ballot of various nominees and then sends the teachers a list of nominations to vote on who should be named Dogger of the Quarter.
Lashley said that the award is a high honor and is something much more than just a popularity contest.
“It is a big honor, the teachers are the ones who nominate, and the teachers are the ones who select,” Lashley said.
All students between freshman and senior year are eligible to win the award, but students can only win the award once during their time at L-FL.
The winners receive a hooded sweatshirt that only students who win Dogger of the Quarter can receive. The hoodie is made by Heartland Embroidery in Torrington and has Dogger of the Quarter written on it.
Rafferty, a senior, was this quarter’s female recipient and thinks the Dogger of the Quarter represents someone who has a good attitude and is a hard worker.
“[Dogger of the quarter] represents students who have good attitudes every day and are willing to work hard,” Rafferty said. “It honestly shows the pride of being a Dogger.”
Rafferty plays on the volleyball and basketball teams and is the team captain for basketball. She also serves on the student council.
After graduation, Rafferty plans to go to Laramie County Community College (LCCC) and major in business administration with a minor in sales. She wants to go to LCCC so she can remain close to her sister Kamryn who is currently a sophomore at L-FL.
Ramos is also a senior and was selected as this quarter’s male recipient. He believes winning the award has shown how hard he’s worked this quarter.
“I’ve worked hard to get to where I’m at now,” Ramos said.
During the fall, Ramos was on the L-FL football team and played on both the offensive and defensive lines. He is currently on the basketball team.
After graduation, Ramos plans to join the United States Army where he hopes to become a diesel mechanic.