Community & Business Awards

Blue Ribbon

 

The recognitions and awards keep coming!

We’ll share just some of the bigger ones here, from the last few years ~ 
 

 2014

Sheridan County Schools – Sheridan Junior High School named as the 11th best middle school (7th & 8th grade) in the country. (www.thebestschools.org)

Sheridan County Schools – Once again, Sheridan High School is given the Silver Award designation in U.S. News & World Report‘s list of Best High Schools in the U.S. And Tongue River High School in Dayton was given the Bronz Award.

Wyoming – #1 state with the lowest per-capita state/local taxes, based on a study by the Center for Federal Tax policy. [full report]

Wyoming - #1 state for future retirees, based on a study by the National Institute on Retirement Security that focused on potential retirement income, major retiree costs, and labor market conditions for older workers. [full report]

2013

Sheridan – #3 in the top ten towns in Wyoming for young families, based on a study by NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website. The selection was based on five factors: public school rating, average home value, ongoing cost of homeownership, average income, and economic growth.

Sheridan – voted Best Small Town (overall), Most Beautiful, and Most Fun town in Wyoming, in Rand McNally’s 2013 Best of the Road online competition.

Wyoming – the 5th best state in which to do business, based on 32 state-government controlled factors including taxes, human resources, education, infrastructure spending, workers’ compensation laws, state budget deficit, and state property tax index. Wyoming has ranked in the top 10 states since 2004 when the study began. (annual study by Pollina Corporate Real Estate)

Sheridan County Schools - Sheridan High School (District #2), and Big Horn High School and Tongue River High School (District #1) recognized for as “excellent” high schools by U.S. News & World Report.  Sheridan High School received a silver award, and Big Horn and Tongue River received bronze awards. These awards recognize public high schools across the county that “serve all of their students well, not just those who are college-bound, and produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body.” Coffeen Elementary School (District #2) named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 286 high-performing Blue Ribbon Schools in the country.

Sheridan’s Historic Main Street – Downtown Sheridan Association designated as an accredited National Main Street Program from the National Trust of Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center.

Wyoming – #1 “Tax-Friendliest” State for Businesses, in their annual State Business Tax Climate Index. (Tax Foundation)

Sheridan College – Named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list, a list that honors the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouse as students. (Also on the 2013 list.)

Bighorn Mountains – One of the top 10 snowmobile trails in the U.S.  (SnoWest magazine, Dec 2013)

2012

Wyoming – 4th highest population growth rate in the nation, July 2011 to July 2012. (Wyoming Business Report)

Sheridan – one of the Top 10 Small Towns (under 25,000 population) in the country, in terms of median household income, home prices, crime rate, unemployment rate, average commute, distances to larger cities, and “quality of life” amenities. (Livability.com

Sheridan College – one of the top 15% of schools in the country as a “Military Friendly School, delivering the best experience for active military, veterans and their families. (Victory Media)

Wyoming – the 3rd best state in which to do business, based on 32 state-government controlled factors including taxes, human resources, education, infrastructure spending, workers’ compensation laws, state budget deficit, and state property tax index. (annual study by Pollina Corporate Real Estate)

Sheridan  – ranked 5th highest in economic strength, of all 576 “micropolitans” (10,000-50,000 in population) in the U.S. (POLICOM Corporation)

Big Horn High School – named one of the Best High Schools in Wyoming (bronze award). (U.S. News & World Report)

Sheridan – King of Cowboy Towns – #1 Small Town for Cowboy Charm. (Western Horseman magazine)

Wyoming – #1 “Tax-Friendliest” State for Businesses, in their annual State Business Tax Climate Index. (Tax Foundation)

Padlock Ranch Company – #1 Beef Quality Assurance Award in the country. (National Cattleman’s Beef Association)

Wyoming – #1 on the State Economic Index for 3rd quarter 2011 (most recent available). (Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States)

2011

Sheridan High School (Sheridan County School District #2) – Wyoming State football champions (Class 4A) for the 2011-12 school year.

Big Horn High School (Sheridan County School District #1) - named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 233 “high-performing Blue Ribbon Schools” in the nation.

Sheridan High School (Sheridan County School District #2) – Lady Broncs, Wyoming State volleyball champions (Class 4A) for the 2011-12 school year. 

Sheridan – #2 Distinction Destination for 2011, selected by public vote across the country. (National Trust for Historic Preservation) 

Sheridan – one of the 20 Best Places to Live in the West. (American Cowboy magazine)

Sheridan – one of 64 Best Old House Neighborhoods. (This Old House magazine)

Sheridan – #9 in the top 200 Towns for Sportsmen. (Outdoor Life magazine)

Powder Horn Golf Community - one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States. (Where to Retire magazine)

Wyoming – #1 “Tax-Friendliest” State for Businesses, in their annual State Business Tax Climate Index. (Tax Foundation)

2010

Sheridan – one of the Top 100 Adventure Towns. (National Geographic Adventure Online)

Sheridan – #18 of the Top 200 Towns for for Sportsmen. (Outdoor Life magazine)

Buffalo Bill Days – one of the Top 100 Events in the U.S. (The American Bus Association)

 

STT - #1 Western Town

One of our favorite awards, though, came in 2006 … when Sheridan was named the very first #1 Western Town in America! (True West magazine)

Thank you 2014 Community Partners

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