The January/February edition of the national publication includes the students article, Mustang Misconceptions.
Johnson wrote the article which includes Wiemans photography as part of a class assignment in which students spent several days in the Pryor Mountains studying wild mustangs.
The Experience One (X1) program gave us an in-depth understanding of our field study, Johnson said. The experience was eye-opening and our article assignment gave me the perfect avenue to share what I had learned.
Montana Western is the nations only four-year higher education institution offering X1 where students take a single class at a time and truly experience their education through real-world, hands-on learning.
Johnson said the article details the surprising misconceptions people have about mustang behaviors and their physical condition.
Working with the magazine was a wonderful experience, Johnson said. I received valuable pointers and critiques from my teachers and classmates which helped get my work published. The whole process taught me the stages necessary to turn an idea into a finished professional-level product.
I was honored when WesleyAnn asked to use my photos and was surprised when it was published, Wieman said. Montana Western has provided me with meaningful opportunities to strengthen my skills.