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Central Electric Announces Scholarship Recipients

Each year, Central Electric Cooperative has the opportunity to award three $1,000 scholarships to area students.

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship is funded by Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck, ND. This year’s recipient is Miranda Henglefelt of Alexandria. Miranda is the daughter of Don and Jody Henglefelt. Miranda is currently a senior at Hanson High School and represented Central Electric in the 2015 Youth Tour. Miranda is also involved in cheer, dance, oral interp, play, 4-H, National Honor Society, student council, and her church. She plans to attend Mount Marty College or Augustana University to obtain a degree in English and secondary education.

“Miranda is an exceptional student in the classroom. She works hard and is determined to succeed in everything that she is involved in,” states Roxane Alley, a high school teacher and advisor at Hanson High school.   

The two Jay Headley Memorial Scholarships are funded by the family of the Late Jay Headley of White Lake, SD. This year’s recipients are Shelby Riggs of Mitchell, SD, and Reed Pazour of Pukwana,SD.

Shelby is a senior at Mitchell High School and is the daughter of Kevin and Becky Riggs. Shelby participates in student council, FFA, FBLA, 4-H, show choir, track, and is active in agriculture advocacy. She also has been in speech/debate, served as a legislative house page, and represented Central Electric in the 2015 Youth Tour. Shelby plans to attend the University of Nebraska Lincoln this fall to pursue a degree in Ag Economics and Animal Science. 

“Shelby is a remarkable young woman with outstanding credentials,” says Kathy Mills, Mitchell High School Counselor. “She complements these assets with integrity and reliability.”

Reed is from Pukwana and is the son of Steven and Rita Pazour. He earned his education at home, taught by his parents. He is an active member of his church and community. Reed has participated in ministry teams and volunteered for roles in the church including lector, server, groundskeeper, and the choir. He takes pride in his responsibility as a hired hand on the family operation and has also helped neighbors with tasks when needed. Reed plans to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, NE, to obtain an associate’s degree in Ag Technology with minors in Animal Science, Agronomy, and Ag Business.

“I find Reed to be a very responsible young man, self-assured and always willing to help out,” says Sally Engler, Director of Religious Education at St. James Catholic Church.

 

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