Counselor Corner

Its okay to have fun once in awhile

Mr. Nathan Wiest

Black Butte High School


307-352-3290  ext 2404

Student Correspondence

This is a perfect opportunity for you as a student to share what is going on in your world and comment about your day if you want.  Click  HERE.  This  will get things started. 


BBHS EARLY RELEASE FORM.docx   As a student, you will need to fill this out and return it before you graduate if you plan to finish in the middle of a year.  Can be picked up from the counseling office.


Transcript Request.docx   As a student, you will need to fill out this form if you are wanting a transcript sent.  Can be picked up from the counseling office.


2022-23 FAFSA Checklist.pdf   Information and checklist you will need when you attend the FAFSA workshop.   You will need to enroll here first before you can register for Dual Enrollment classes at WWCC.  Be sure to check pre-requisites and age waiver if needed.  Upon registration, you will be able to utilize the site and choose the classes you would like.  You will then be approved or denied depending on whether you meet the guidelines.


Scholarship Opportunities and FInancial Information

Hagan Scholarship

Requirements:  US Citizen, High School Graduate, 3.50 GPA. 

$48,000 over 4 years with other benefits.

VIsit for complete details.



Scholarship search engine

VIsit to get started


WWCC Scholarship Page

VIsit to get started


Financial Literacy



Wyoming Community Foundation

Various scholarship opportunities available based on individual requirements.  Please check site for eligibility requirements and deadlines for the scholarship(s) you wish to apply for.



Sweetwater One Foundation Scholarship Opportuniites



WyHy Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Two 2000$ and two 1000$ scholarships available. See requirements for application @



Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship Fund

Transportation education scholarships for 2023-2024 school year.  The amount of the awards will range from $500 to $1000, payable in August, 2023 to the school the student will be attending.  Applications available in the counseling office.


Coca Cola scholarship

Scholarship open for high school seniors graduating in 2023.  You can apply online between August 1 and October 31 2022.



Medical Staff Scholarship Program

The memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Medical Staff Scholarship was established to encourage young people pursuing health care careers.  If you are interested in applying and the requirements, please see Mr. Wiest for an application.  Application deadline is March 31, 2023.


P.E.O. Chapter L Scholarship

$500 Scholarship is open to women who: earned a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during either high school or the
time they have been in college; is seeking higher education at an accredited college, university or
technical school on a full-time basis; is either a current/former graduate of Sweetwater County high
school or homeschool program OR seeking higher education at an entity within Sweetwater County. 

Applications can be picked up from Mr. Wiest and  must be received by PEO no later than 5:00pm Monday, May 1, 2023.


Horatio Alger Scholarship (juniors only)

Are you interested in a $25000 scholarship.  Here are the requirements:

  • Full-time high school junior
  • United States citizen
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Critical financial need (family income BELOW $55,000)
  • Junior is involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Displays integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

Here is the application address: 

Visit   for direct access to the scholarship page and additional resources.


SWCSD#1 Foundation Scholarships

A site that provides information about several scholarships. 



Wyoming LDS Foundation Scholarship

Visit site for more information


The Holy Spirit Council of Catholic Women 2023 Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a female graduate.  The scholarship must be used for the freshman academic year at an accredited university, community college or technical school.  For more information and application see Mr. Wiest.  Deadline for submission is April 17 to:

Holy Spirit Catholic Parish Office, 116 Broadway St.  Rock Springs Wy, 82901














ASVAB (Passed)

November 17,2022

BBHS Juniors will be taking this test.  Opportunity to learn about what you are good at and what you might want to consider as a career after you graduate from high school.


FAFSA Workshop  (Event Passed)

October 21, 2022 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. @ BBHS 


Did you miss the BBHS FAFSA Workshop opportunity?  You can still meet with Amber Taylor the EOC coordinator

She would love to set up an appointment with you to work through the process.  She has an office at WWCC.

Please feel free to contact her at:

307-220-2232 or at

You can also call the Financial Aid Advisor Bill Fomanek at:

307-382-1653 or at


WWCC Student Ambassador

Are you graduating from BBHS?  Are you interested in becoming a student ambassador at WWCC?  Find out more by contacting Eric Fry Dean of Enrollment Management.

Call 307-382-1647    


Prospective Western College Student,

 Are you interested in being a part of the Mustang Athletics Production Crew? (No athletic experience needed)

 Are you organized, fun, enthusiastic, hard-working, creative and ready for a new experience…?!!!

WWCC needs dedicated people who want to help make sure home and away events are amazing! WWCC needs behind the scenes people, doing things like radio and live stream broadcasting, working the concession stand, setting up halftime entertainment, giving away prizes, being part of the stats crew, taping ankles and taking care of the athletes…WWCC needs you to be right there, right alongside the athletes, coaches and athletic department personnel.

Earn credit, earn work experience, be a part of Mustang Athletics, earn Mustang Gear, …be part of something great!

If you are interested, please contact, Dr. Lu Sweet, Western Athletic Director and find out more about becoming part of the Mustang Athletics Production Crew, LSWEET@WESTERNWYOMING.EDU or 307-382-1740.


High school seniors who aren't college bound may be questioning what their road to building a career looks like.  Elwood Staffing has a new FREE online resource center for high school students.  Check it out.  


Are you interested in the manufacturing industry.  Follow the link below to learn more.


(Event Passed)

WWCC in partnership with with the SW Wyoming Manufacturing Partnership (SWMP) is planning an event on Friday, October 7, 2022 to highlight careers in manufacturing and showcase manufacturing as a S.T.E.M. based industry.  The event will be held at WWCC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium.  This is a great opportunity to interact with a variety of manufacturers who are willing to showcase manufacturing's diversity, its innovativeness and its range of careers (welding, operations, IT, industrial mantenance, instrumentation, engineering, cybersecurity, human resources, and R&D to name a few.)


Wyoming Post High School Planning Days, Monday, September 12, 2022 from 9-12 at Rock Springs High School.  There will 36 representatives from various colleges, tech schools and the military.  A great opportunity to explore your options for your future regardless of what it is.  Check it out.  Its Free.  is where you go to register for the event.  (EVENT PASSED)


Mustang Preview Day    (Event Passed)     Program (previously known as Senior Day) at Western Wyoming Community College is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2022  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Come and have some fun, learn what is offered and take a look into your educational future.  

You can register at 


UW Summer High School Institute (Sophomores ONLY).  July 9-29 2023 at the University of Wyoming.  Opportunity to attend college-like classes, share ideas and thoughts with other Wyoming students, develop new skills, network and have fun.  You are responsible for transportation and $250 for this event.  Deadline for application is February 12, 2023.  Requirements for the application process can be found at  Check it out.  If you get accepted you will never forget the experience.



Are you interested in attaining a job in the legal field without a college degree?  Check this out.  10 Legal Jobs You Can Get Without a Law Degree.












It’s time to start getting excited about graduation if you haven’t already.


It’s time to order your cap and gown and celebrate.

In addition to the cap and gown ordering info, you can order 2023 apparel, graduation announcements, an extra tassel for your rear view mirror, and senior class rings are also available. 

Click here for a quick video about graduation.


Senior Class rings-

Enter code RING40 at checkout for $40 off your class ring.  (exclusions apply)


Payment plans-

Many payment plans are available when ordering your cap and gown and class rings. 

One popular payment plan is submitting a deposit and make interest free payments all school year long.


How to order- 


Phone-Call 1-800-JOSTENS to order or ask questions.  


Graduation from high school happens one time, start celebrating now!


Deadline to order is Oct. 7th.  

WWCC Dual Enrollment information

*Please note that beginning next semester (Spring 2023), learners cannot retake course(s) that they received below a C for their final grade or if they have dropped or withdrew from the course a previous semester while in High School and it be funded by BOCES. If a learner would like to re-take a course that they received below a C in or dropped or withdrew from the course previously, learners and their families must pay for tuition and books for the course.

ACT test for Juniors (State mandated)

The required test for all Juniors will take place March 28, 2023 in the morning.  Students should be ready to participate starting at 8 a.m.n  This test will have no charge.