OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
First Lady Collaborates with Students on Book of Wyoming Firsts
“This was such an exciting project because it was an opportunity to celebrate Wyoming’s history and all of the remarkable ways Wyoming has led the way. I hope the book will also encourage parents and children to read together,” Mrs. Mead said. “I want to thank all of the talented young artists who submitted drawings. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with these students and their teachers.”
Wyoming Firsts features the work of 15 high school artists. Several corporate donors funded the project. “I am deeply grateful for the support of these companies. Their funding will allow us to make the book widely available to early elementary school children. These partners share my belief in the value of reading to children every day,” Mrs. Mead said.
The donors are: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Arch Coal, Inc., Devon Energy Corporation, FMC Corporation, Marathon Oil Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad.
The First Lady is distributing copies of Wyoming Firsts to county and school libraries across the state, as well as to children. She hopes to visit many communities in person over the coming months to read with children receiving the book.