Central Electric Cooperative announced it will award $3,000 in scholarships to three area high school seniors. The scholarships are funded by Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck, ND, and the family of the late Jay Headley of White Lake, SD.
Morgan Hinckley of Ethan will receive a $1,000 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship. Hinckley, a senior at Ethan High School, is the child of Ryan and Devon Hinckley and plans to pursue dental hygiene at University of South Dakota.
Abigail Connor and Rylee Schultz were selected as this year’s winners of the Jay Headley Memorial Scholarship and will each receive a $1,000 award. This scholarship is intended for students entering an agriculture-related field.
Connor, of Winfred, is the child of Mike and Becky Connor and a senior at Howard High School. Connor plans to study agricultural systems technology at South Dakota State University.
Schultz, of Emery, is the child of Lynn and Tamee Schultz and a senior at Bridgewater-Emery High School. Schultz plans to attend Mitchell Technical College and double major in agronomy and precision ag technology.
Scholarship recipients will be recognized at Central Electric’s annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
Central Electric is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 4,500 members in Davison, Hanson, Miner, Sanborn, Jerauld, Buffalo, Brule and Aurora Counties in South Dakota.
Photos and more information can be found on our scholarship recipients page.