Victory Electric Scholarship Winners Announced
Ten local students whose families are served by The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., have earned a $1,000 Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship. The scholarships are designed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic success as well as showing a commitment to bettering their community.
- Katherine Fowler of Spearville, the daughter of Richard and Kenndaline Fowler and a freshman at Spearville High School
- Morgan Hailey of Bucklin, daughter of Mechele Hailey and a senior at Bucklin High School
- Megan Maupin of Jetmore, the daughter of Jay Maupin and Marlene Maupin and a senior at Hodgeman County High School
- Ali Phelps of Dodge City, daughter of Michael and Mandy Phelps and a senior at Dodge City High School
- Aaron Pinkerton of Minneola, the son of Ron and Julie Pinkerton and a senior at Sterling College
- Maribel Sanchez of Dodge City, the daughter of Leopoldo and Julia Sanchez and a senior at Dodge City High School
- Bernadette Shaughnessy of Cimarron, the daughter of Sean and Anne Shaughnessy and a senior at Cimarron High School
- Ngan Ngoc Tran of Dodge City, the son of Su Tran and a senior at Dodge City High School
- Cara Unruh of Dodge City, daughter of Shane and Angela Unruh and a senior at Dodge City High School
- Christopher Wendel of Ingalls, the son of Daniel and Leasa Wendel and a senior at Ingalls High School
“We congratulate the 2017 scholarship winners and are proud to reward the students for their academic success and dedication to their community,” said Shane Laws, Victory Electric CEO. “As a not-for-profit cooperative, one of our guiding principles is ‘Commitment to Community,’ and I can’t think of a better way than a scholarship program to give back to the communities we serve and encourage youth to be involved in their own community.”
The name of the scholarship honors the Lightner family of Plymell, Kansas. Richard Lightner has been on Victory Electric’s board of trustees for 35 years and his father, George, served 31 years previous. Both strongly supported Victory Electric’s community and youth programs.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be an active member in good standing with the cooperative, or a dependent of such member. Applicants must be a student or entering an accredited college or university (two or four year)