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Southside Opportunity Fund awards scholarships to local students

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT: Ronald O. White
V.P., Member & Public Relations
(434) 645- 3211
Ron.White@sec.coop

 

                                                      

Twenty-two high school seniors from across Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) 18-county service area have earned scholarships awarded by the Southside Opportunity Fund (SOF).

The scholarships for students headed to college or a trade/technical school were just announced by the Southside Opportunity Fund Board of Directors.

Receiving $2,000 scholarships were Mitchell Davis of Randolph-Henry High School, Hannah Hudson of Nottoway High School, Sydney Robertson of Brunswick Academy and Alyssa Edmonds of Brunswick High School.

This year’s recipients of $1,000 scholarships are:

Tywan Haskins and Hailey Cheatham of Appomattox High School, Hannah Jennings and Andre Reid of William Campbell High School, Kierra Jones of Randolph-Henry High School, Abby Robinson of Altavista High School, Sara Wilson and Lauren Jones of Central (Lunenburg) High School, Jalen Patteson and Jordyn Harris of Fuqua School, BreAsia Eanes-Ford of Prince Edward High School, Jocelyn Epperson of Kenston Forest, Jillian Lynch of Amelia County High School, AaJaylah Goodwyn of Brunswick High School, Isaiah Hicks of Dinwiddie High School, and Phillip LaRue, Chandler Wright and Tyler Roebuck of Powhatan High School.

Scholarships are awarded each spring through a competitive process. This year, the Southside Opportunity Fund Board of Directors received 70 scholarship applications.

To be eligible, students’ parents or guardians must be members of SEC, and applicants must be planning to enter their first semester of college or trade/technical school this fall.

Scholarships are funded by proceeds from the annual Opportunity Fund Golf Classic and Opportunity Fund Skeet Classic, along with Hooper Park rentals and other donations. The scholarship are an integral part of SEC’s community outreach program. Information about applying for scholarships next year will be available in the early part of 2019 at www.sof.coop and from guidance counselors at high schools in SEC’s service territory.

Southside Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative that serves more than 55,000 homes and businesses in central and southern Virginia. Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan. For more information, visit www.sec.coop.