REC Rewards Outstanding Student Achievement

June 13, 2016

REC recently awarded $16,000 in LEARN scholarships to recognize outstanding student achievement. "LEARN" is an acronym for Learning, Education, And Rural Networking. The scholarships are awarded to select graduating high school seniors from the communities served by REC. Recipients compete for the scholarships though an application process, which includes submitting an essay on a community issue. This is the 20th year the Cooperative has awarded the $1,000 LEARN Scholarships.

"REC has a long-standing tradition of supporting youth, education and schools in the communities it serves," said Brian Wolfe, REC's LEARN Scholarship coordinator. "The scholarships recognize the scholastic efforts and community involvement of these amazing young adults and will assist them as they begin the next phase of their educational career."

Name High School Locality
Anthony Allegra Sherando Frederick
Hannah Carpenter William Monroe Greene
Zachary Cuba Spotsylvania Spotsylvania
Elizabeth Hipple Essex Essex
Miller Kines Rappahannock Rappahannock
Dennis Kramer Riverbend Spotsylvania
Danial Mateen William Monroe Greene
Brian McGuire Millbrook Frederick
Lemuel McKenney III Skyline Warren
Christina Montemorano Liberty Fauquier
Savannah Morris Louisa County Louisa
Sarah Mundy Caroline County Caroline
Dana Posey Orange County Orange
Susan Rider Madison County Madison
Kelly Tarmon Clarke County Clarke
Erin Wilson Patrick Henry Hanover

The 2016 LEARN Scholarship recipients were selected from a competitive group of applications received from more than 25 high schools throughout REC's service territory. The applications were reviewed by a committee and evaluated based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, financial need and interest in rural affairs. Recommendations from teachers and other adults involved in the students' lives were also considered.

REC provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.