MiEnergy Cooperative awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 60 local high school students who exemplify commitment to their local community. MiEnergy’s scholarship program reflects the core cooperative principle of commitment to community by recognizing high school seniors who demonstrate cooperative spirit through service to others. The scholarships are funded through unclaimed capital credits that would otherwise be turned over the state. A video of the award winners can be viewed on the cooperative’s website, MiEnergy.coop, and its social media pages. This year’s 2020 MiEnergy Cooperative Community Service local Scholarship winners are as follows:
Caledonia: Vanessa Hawkins, child of Bob and Dawn Hawkins; and Georgina Steele, child of Tamiko Hubka-Steele.
Fillmore-Central: Krista Jorgenson, child of Archie and Cheri Jorgenson; and Molly McKernan, child of Peter and Dorothy McKernan.
Houston: Jennifer Albrecht, child of Laurie and Paul West.
Kingsland: Kaycie Bellrichard, child of Troy and Shelly Bellrichard; Lucas Howard, child of Eric and Christina Howard; Hannah Peshel, child of Kelly Peshel and Robert Peshel; and Kaysie Vreeman, child of Kristopher and Christine Vreeman.
Lanesboro: Sophie Pieper, child of Jon and Sarah Pieper.
Mabel-Canton: Payton Danielson, child of Duane and Tiffany Danielson.
Rushford-Peterson: Seth Heiden, child of Dean Heiden and Melissa Fahrendholz; Karissa Eide, child of Trever and Kendra Eide; and Tim Highum, child of Steve and Jody Highum.
Spring Grove: Amelia Solum, child of Mike and Deanna Solum.