Three area youths were recently recognized and awarded $1,000 scholarships by Shelby Electric Cooperative.
This year’s winners were Jared Beeson of Oconee, Taylor Damery of Blue Mound and Mallory Jefson of Shelbyville. Shelby Electric Cooperative announced the three students as winners of their scholarship during their 75th annual meeting back in early June.
Jared is a recent graduate of Pana High School and will be attending St. Louis University to study pre-medicine. He is the son of Jeremy and Jennifer Beeson.
Taylor is a recent graduate of Merdian High School and will be attending the University of Illinois to study biology with a pre-medicine focus. She is the daughter of Brian and Mindy Damery.
Mallory is a graduate of Shelbyville High School and will be attending Cedarville University where she will be studying education with a minor in Bible. She is the daughter of Scott and Jamie Jefson.
“We are always pleased to be able to provide our scholarships each year to these outstanding students as a way to give back to the communities we serve,” noted Cooperative Board Chairman Darrell Shumard.
Heidi Hall, who coordinates this program for the cooperative, will begin notifying schools within the cooperative’s service territory in January about the 2014 scholarships. You can also learn more about the scholarships on the cooperative’s website, www.shelbyelectric.coop under the “Our Community” menu tab.