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Midwest Energy Cooperative awards $1,000 scholarships

Published 8:10am Friday, June 6, 2014

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy Cooperative recently awarded $1000 college scholarships to four 2014 high school graduates. Applications were judged based on academic achievements, school and community activities, honors and awards, and an essay.

Any high school senior whose parents or guardians receive service from Midwest Energy Cooperative and whose primary residence is in Midwest’s service territory were eligible to apply.

“All of our award winners have demonstrated an excellent balance of academics and other involvement during their high school careers,” said Bob Hance, Midwest Energy Cooperative president/CEO.  “We’re proud to use this scholarship program to help support today’s student leaders on the path to becoming tomorrow’s business and community leaders.”

2014 scholarship winners are:

Jennifer Stickle, daughter of Mike and Theresa Stickle of Cassopolis. Jennifer graduated from Ross Beatty Jr./Sr. High School and begins studies this fall at Lake Michigan College.

Taylor McClinchey, daughter of Steve and Sherri McClinchey of Adrian. Taylor graduated from Tecumseh High School and begins studies this fall at University of Georgia. This award was funded by Midwest and presented through the Lenawee County Education Foundation.

Allison Pellerito, daughter of Philip and Debra Pellerito of Kalamazoo. Allison graduated from Mattawan High School and begins studies this fall at the University of Findlay (Ohio).

William Riethman, son of Joe and Cheryl Riethman of Schoolcraft. William graduated from Mattawan High School and begins studies this fall at Clemson University (South Carolina).

Midwest Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility providing electric distribution and an assortment of energy-related programs and services to more than 35,000 customers in 11 counties in southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Ohio.

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