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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Kiwanis Award Scholarships to Kilmurray, Cortney


August 1, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Pictured from left are Sidney Kiwanis club member Becky Rezec, Cassandra Kilmurray, Braydon Cortney and club member Bill Butkus. Kilmurray and Cortney are recipients of the Sidney Kiwanis Youth Scholarship valued at $500.

Cassandra Kilmurray and Braydon Cortney are the recipients of the 2018 Sidney Kiwanis Youth Scholarship. Kilmurray is a 2018 graduate of Sidney High School. She graduated 13th in her class with a 4.0 grade point average. During her high school career, she was involved in youth mentoring, helping with the Table of Grace food pantry, the National Honor Society service project (helping families in need) and holding youth cheerleading camps. She was a National Honor Society member, took part in Unified Raiders, Art Club and interned at the Sidney Sun-Telegraph.

She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to pursue a double major in English and Journalism and wants to include a minor in communications.

Braydon Cortney finished 11th out of his class with a GPA of 4.0. He was on the High School 4.0 Honor Roll four years, inducted into the National Honor Society his sophomore year, earned two varsity letters in track, three in football and one in basketball. He received the Academic All-State Football award once and the Academic All-State Basketball award once.

He worked as a Geometry/Algebra 2 teacher's assistant one year, National Honor Society Service Project two years, church usher and children's church assistant four years, mission work in Kansas City, Kan., Louisville, Kent., one year and at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation year.

He was also a guide assistant for Chairbound Hunters, Cheyenne County Community Youth Classic Basketball Youth , Skills USA, four years in National Honor Society, Upper Room Youth Group four years, and Teammates four years.

Cortney also worked for Triple C Cleaning, as a House and Pet caretaker, at the Coffee Corner, laborer for various private individuals, and lifeguard for two summers.

He plans to attend the University of Wyoming with a major in Wildlife Management or Physical Therapy.


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