Central Electric Cooperative of Mitchell is awarding $750 scholarships to 12 high school juniors who will enter their senior year this fall. The scholarships were offered in lieu of the annual Washington, D.C. Youth Tour, which was cancelled.
Scholarship recipients are Josephine Brock of Winfred, Shania Cornelius of Forestburg, Dayton Easton of Letcher, Christa Glanzer of Mitchell, Miranda Hanson of Alexandria, Jenna Johnson of Reliance, Emily Konechne of White Lake, Samantha Peppel of Chamberlain, Ella Regan of Mitchell, Chloe Schmitt of Canova, Shyla Tobin of Plankinton and Julia Weber of Alexandria.
Dayton Easton and Miranda Hanson will also attend a South Dakota Rural Electric Association’s Youth ConnectCon leadership seminar at Black Hills State University in Spearfish this summer. To be considered for the scholarship and leadership seminar, students had to produce an original video, presentation or essay explaining the benefits of cooperative membership. Recipients reside in Central Electric Cooperative’s service territory, a town within the territory, or be a dependent of a Central Electric Cooperative member.