The College of Western Idaho (CWI) community was in full force at CWI Night, Feb. 8, as the Idaho Steelheads crushed the Tulsa Oilers in a shutout game of 5-0. More than 250 tickets were sold for the CWI section — totaling $1,265 to help fund student scholarships!
Students, faculty, and staff from around campus came out to support the Steelheads and students at Idaho Central Arena, where they saw President Gordon Jones and several of the College’s Presidential Ambassadors on the ice as they kicked off the game off with a puck drop.
Throughout the game there were noticeable signs CWI was in the arena — from advertisements on the scoreboard to 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.
The impressive win for the Steelheads and great turnout from CWI wasn’t the only thing to celebrate as CWI Secondary Education student, Logan White, was randomly chosen as the $1,000 SCORE Big Scholarship recipient for the night. White was awarded the scholarship by President Jones and CWI Foundation Board members on the ice during the game’s second intermission.
“This scholarship is an amazing gift and more over an opportunity to pursue my dreams of becoming a high school English teacher,” said White. "This scholarship will afford me to help take care of my family and continue to fill out my education at College of Western Idaho!"
Automotive Technology program student, Mike Wilson, won the CWI hockey jersey — one he can wear to two more CWI Nights this 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 at a special discount of 25% off.
Again, there are still two more chances to attend an upcoming CWI Night this season on Feb. 22 and Mar. 15. 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.