PEC awards more than $100k in scholarships

28 local high school students were honored at an April 27 banquet

Pedernales Electric Cooperative announced the winners of its 2017 scholarships for local high school seniors at an April 27 reception at the cooperative’s Johnson City headquarters. Twenty-eight local students earned $100,000 in scholarships ranging from $2,500 to one $10,000 award.

Please join us in congratulating our winners!

Kirby Cathey, Dripping Springs High School

Brooke Dew, Georgetown High School
Quint Smith, Lampasas High School

Briahna DeAnda, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Emma Jones, Cedar Park High School
Hannah Col, Westwood High School
Karen Crews, Dripping Springs High School
Morgan Alana, Wimberley High School

Aidan Williams, Dripping Springs High School
Ashley Bruno, Penn Academy
Avery Deen, Cedar Park High School
Blake Jonas, Canyon High School
Charles Hedlund, LBJ High School
Claire Jahnke, Westwood High School
Cole Meadlin, Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School
Ethan Brown, Westwood High School
Grace Baxter, Dripping Springs High School
Ishav Desai, McNeil High School
Jacob Fuller, Blanco High School
Jacob Lane, Memorial Early College High School
James Wheelock, Veritas Academy
Kaitlyn Arvesen, LBJ High School
Madelyn Maples, Marble Falls High School
Mariel Mayhew, Wimberley High School
Mark Kuebel, Blanco High School
Rachel Coursey, Marble Falls High School
Samantha Guidry, Wimberley High School
Zachary Albrecht, Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School

PEC has supported local students through its scholarship program for more than a decade. By supporting future Hill Country leaders, the program illustrates the cooperative’s commitment to the cooperative principle of concern for member communities. This year, more than 230 applications were received.

Recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges based on their applicant profiles, including academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities and financial need. Applicants also submitted an essay in which they were asked to identify challenges teenagers face and what changes or programs would improve their community.

PEC scholarships can be used to pay expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or trade school. Learn more about our scholarship program.