REC Rewards Outstanding Student Achievement
May 17, 2017
Volunteerism, resourcefulness, and determination are characteristics exhibited by those seeking to reach their lifelong dreams of a being a nurse, engineer, teacher or one of many other career paths. REC recently awarded $16,000 in LEARN scholarships to students exhibiting these qualities. "LEARN" is an acronym for Learning, Education, and Rural Networking. The program awards scholarships 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.
"REC's LEARN scholarship recognizes not only the scholarship efforts of high school seniors, but also their community involvement," said Brian Wolfe, REC's LEARN Scholarship coordinator. "These are amazing young adults who have accomplished much during their high school years. REC is proud to assist them as they begin a new phase in their life, working to extend their education.
The 2017 LEARN Scholarship recipients are:
|Craig Genda||Clarke County||Clarke|
|Katherine Viti||Clarke County||Clarke|
|Kimberly McAninch||Culpeper||Eastern View|
|Michelle Deisbeck||Greene||William Monroe|
|Annelise Wright||Greene||William Monroe|
|Madeline Enderle||Hanover||Patrick Henry|
|Tyler Shea||Hanover||Patrick Henry|
|Anna Agee||Louisa County||Louisa|
|Joshua Racer||Rappahannock County||Rappahannock|
|John Riedel||Rappahannock County||Rappahannock|
The 2017 LEARN Scholarship recipients were selected from a competitive group of applications received from more than 25 high schools and homeschool groups throughout RECâ€™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 studentsâ€™ lives were also considered.
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