Wright-Hennepin Awards Scholarships to Local Students
Twenty local students received scholarships from WH Holding – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH). This year’s scholarships totaled $27,700, raising the amount the cooperative has awarded to $546,000 since its scholarship program began in 1988.
WH awarded the scholarships during a banquet at its headquarters in Rockford, Minn. on May 24. The scholarships are funded through donations from WH’s diversified non-electric businesses.
WH Local Schools Scholarship
WH awards one scholarship per school district in its service area to outstanding students pursuing higher education.
The following recipients were chosen to receive a Local School Scholarship:
Megan Stein, Annandale High School
Michelle Lang, Buffalo High School
Catherine Funk, Dassel-Cokato High School
Stephanie Dixon, Delano High School
William Schanus, Howard Lake-Waverly High School
Rachel Bartelt, Maple Grove High School
Brooke Decker, Maple Lake High School
Bryan Haider, Monticello High School
J Hunter Reed, Orono High School
Matthew Kellogg, Osseo Senior High School
Phoebe O’Brien, Rockford High School
Trevor Springer, Rogers High School
Carli Wojcik, St. Michael-Albertville Senior High School
Zachary Sandquist, Watertown-Mayer High School
Christina Ruiz, Wayzata High School
Andrea Anderson, at-large
The Edward R. Slebiska Memorial Line Worker Scholarship
was awared to Daniel Morris, Cokato, and Jacob Wurm, Maple Lake. The Elwyn and Hazel Knickerbocker Memorial Line Worker Scholarship was awarded to Michael Hoberg, Monticello.
“The value of a good education in today’s competitive world cannot be understated,” said Mark Vogt, WH president and CEO. “We’re pleased to help get these young men and women off to a solid start toward their educational goals.”
Tom Mach, WH Holding Company board chair, echoed those sentiments.
“You will be impressed by what you hear from these students tonight,” Mach said. “You will know that the world will be in good hands.”