House Rejects Tougher Requirements for Hathaway

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has decided that a rigorous class load to qualify for the Hathaway scholarship is not needed for all students. After a lengthy debate house members decided against requiring a specific course load in order to qualify for Hathaway money. It continues to weaken requirements from previous committee work. Lingle Representative Matt Teeters argued that making requirements too difficult keeps kids from being able to access the Hathaway money. In the end the house agreed with Teeters. The house later accepted an amendment that would require students to take a math or science class in their senior year. The bill moves to second reading.