Seven students win electric co-op scholarships

Don Wood, Vice President of Government Relations for the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, announced the names of the seven winners of the 2013 Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship in May.

“There were hundreds of applications received this year and, as always, a large number were extremely qualified applicants,” said Wood. The amount of each scholarship is $1,500.

Anyone interested in next year’s scholarship should contact their local electric cooperative or local high school guidance counselor.

In the “son or daughter of an electric cooperative ­member” category, the four winners are:

• Sydney Tefft of Salem – Sydney’s family receives elec­tricity from Tri-County Electric Cooperative.

• Summer Robbins of Coffeen – Summer’s family receives electricity from M.J.M. Electric Cooperative.

• Katlyn Gealow of Oglesby – Katlyn’s family receives electricity from Corn Belt Energy.

• Alex Ourth of Carthage – Alex’s family receives electricity from Western Illinois Electrical Coop.

In the “son or daughter of an electric cooperative employee or director” category, the winner of the “Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship” is Sarah Bradbury of Mattoon. Sarah is the daughter of Coles-Moultrie Service Representative Carla Bradbury.

The two winners of the scholarships reserved for use at an Illinois community college are:

• Johnathan Finegan of Gilman – Johnathan’s ­family receives electricity from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative.

• Stephanie Dearwester of Paloma – Stephanie’s family receives electricity from Adams Electric Cooperative.

The 2013 winner of the program’s eighth ­scholarship, the new “LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworkers Scholarship,” will be announced soon.