The College of Western Idaho (CWI) community was in full force at CWI Night, Thursday, June 29, as the Boise Hawks played against the Glacier Ridge Riders in a nail-biter of a game. More than 150 tickets were sold for the CWI section — raising $775 to help fund student scholarships!
Students, faculty, and staff from around campus came out to support the Hawks at Memorial Stadium, where they saw President Gordon Jones throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Throughout the game there were noticeable signs CWI was in the house — from our new "Let's Get Started" advertisements to Hawks’ mascot, Humphrey, sporting some CWI swag. The College’s Enrollment team was also set up with a booth at the stadium to meet and engage with prospective students and signing several members of the community up for a chance to win the SCORE Big scholarship and a new CWI baseball jersey.
The CWI section along the third-base line was an incredible sight as our CWI community filled the seats and cheered on the Hawks to an impressive six runs! Those sitting in the CWI section also had a chance to take home CWI t-shirts and backpacks full of the College's awesome swag!
That wasn't the only thing to celebrate as incoming Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology student, Simeon Turcotte, was randomly chosen as the $1,000 SCORE Big Scholarship recipient for the night. Turcotte was awarded the scholarship by President Jones and the CWI Foundation board members on the field during the game’s fifth inning.
"I had some doubts and second thoughts about going to school this next year," Turcotte said. "However, winning the scholarship helped me feel more sure I should go to college. Having a scholarship waiting for me is also reducing the stress I was feeling about the financial part of going to college."
CWI Liberal Arts student, Grayson Blair, won the CWI baseball jersey and can wear it throughout the rest of the Hawks 2023 season. Those interested in getting their hands on a CWI-branded jersey of their own still have the chance! The CWI Bookstore is fully stocked with jerseys, offering various sizes.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming CWI Nights.