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November 29, 2017

Rustler Spotlight: Tapaynga Hill

photo of CWC student Tapaynga Hill

After graduation, Hill plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in both theater and criminal justice at Chadron State College. Hill said she likes the technical side of theater and would like to do SFX while continuing studies in criminal justice.

“I like the psychological aspects of criminal justice; the profiling and criminology,” she said.

Hill is in the president of the Law and Justice club, secretary for the Entrada club, is a student ambassador and works in the tutor lab.

“I’m thankful for the people I’ve met and the opportunities that have been given to me at CWC,” Hill said. “I can’t wait to continue my education.”

In her free time Hill enjoys music, spending time with family, going shooting and doing gore makeup.

She was nominated by her advisors Laura Phagan.

 “Tapaynga shows true passion in everything she does,” Phagan said. “I’ve never met such a dedicated student, who is goal oriented and focused. Not only is she taking 26 credit hours this semester to reach her goal of graduating this May but she always makes time to help others succeed.”

I’m passionate about both. I think there’s more overlap than people think. I’m interested in profiling. Being in theater you are around a lot of people and playing other people helps grasp different personalities. ”