10 Students Win Funding From Wood County Coop


Ten local high school students in Wood County Electric Cooperative’s nine-county service area will each receive a $2,000 scholarship towards continuing education. A panel of three independent judges awarded the scholarships as part of WCEC’s “Power My World” program, funded entirely by unclaimed capital credit payments that have been held by the state and then returned to WCEC.

Judges Valerie McCullin of Quitman, Margie Allen of Yantis, and Wendy Ledkins of Mineola review 56 submissions, accompanying academic records, lists of civic and community achievements, and an essay from each student.

The recipients are Kolby Caraway, Mount Vernon; Heather Champion, Quitman; Hannah Clemmons, Lindale; Lucie Hunt, Winnsboro; Lindsey Kellam, Van; Jack Morris, Winnsboro; Danielle Sanders, Quitman; Susan Stradley, Hawkins; Wilder West, Winnsboro; and Brianna Willis, Quitman.

Additionally, a $5,000 scholarship reserved for an enrolled college electrical engineering student was awarded to Lauren Hurley of Quitman, who is studying engineering at Baylor.

WCEC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves more than 33,000 meters in parts of nine counties throughout northeast Texas: Camp, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.

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