It was another triumphant evening Wednesday, Feb. 22, as the Idaho Steelheads clinched a victory over the Maine Mariners, 3-1. The impressive win was not the only reason to celebrate at Idaho Central Arena, as the College of Western Idaho community came together to raise $1,700 in student scholarships marking another successful CWI Night!
The game kicked off with President Gordon Jones joined by several Health Science students and the department supporters on the ice for the puck drop.
Throughout the game, there were plenty of signs letting the crowd know CWI was in the arena— from Steelheads’ mascot, Blue, sporting some CWI swag to CWI staff riding on a Zamboni with a College pennant. The College’s Enrollment team was also set up with a booth at the Arena to meet and engage with prospective students signing several future and current students up for a chance to win the SCORE Big Scholarship and a new CWI hockey jersey.
A big congratulations goes to Emergency Medical Technician student, Alexander Lacy, who was randomly chosen as this game’s $1,000 SCORE Big Scholarship winner! Lacy was awarded the scholarship by President Jones along with CWI staff, faculty, and other leaders in our community.
"I'm super privileged to receive this scholarship and am excited about how it will help me in my studies," said Lacy. "I've been through CWI's EMT program in my pursuits of firefighting and am looking forward to using this scholarship money to go through CWI's Fire Academy as well"
Studio Art student, Hannah Wilson, won a CWI hockey jersey — something she can wear to one more CWI Night this season. Those interested in getting their hands on a CWI-branded jersey of their own still have an opportunity to do so! The CWI Bookstore is fully stocked with jerseys, offering various sizes at a special discount of 25% off.
Students, staff, and faculty have one more chance to take part in an upcoming CWI Night on Mar. 15 and take part in another scholarship giveaway! Visit the CWI Nights web page to purchase group tickets at a discounted price of $15! Keep in mind, $5 from every group ticket for a CWI Night goes to support student scholarships!
The fun doesn’t stop at CWI Nights! The College also offers a discounted ticket price of $16 to all Steelheads home games for the 2022-2023 season as part of being the Steelheads’ official education partner.