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$45,000 in co-op scholarships awarded to Class of 2017

Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative announces the winners of its Community Service Scholarships from the Class of 2017. Thirty-six scholarship recipients will each receive $1,250 to continue their education after high school, for a total of $45,000 awarded to the sons and daughters of co-op members.  

“Polk-Burnett’s scholarship program is unique because it is based on community service, not academic grades, athletic performance or financial need,” said Joan O’Fallon, communications director for the cooperative.  “This is an opportunity to recognize youth who make a difference in the lives of others, according to our co-op principles. We had an outstanding group of candidates this year. We thank all who applied and appreciate their community service.”

Polk-Burnett’s Community Service Scholarship recipients for 2017 are:

Co-op scholarship photoCo-op District 1
Thomas Cronick, Osceola High School
Alexandra Meath, Somerset High School
Tanner Johnson, Osceola High School
Allison Hohler, Somerset High School
Erin Cutts, Osceola High School

Co-op District 2
RaeAnna Johnston, Unity High School
Olivia Peer, St. Croix Falls High School
Katherine Kopp, St. Croix Falls High School
Jessica Mattson, Luck High School

Co-op District 3
​Maximillion Goulet, Amery High School
Shiloh Sather, Home School
Bethany Marquand, Amery High School
Joseph Swanson, Osceola High School

Co-op District 4
Connor Orf, Turtle Lake High School
McKenna Meyer, Amery High School
Andrew Williams, Edgerton High School
Jack Swenson, Turtle Lake High School

Co-op District 5
Nicholas Hammer, Madison West
​Devyn Sullivan, Stillwater High School
Aspen Hatzenbeller, Cumberland High School
Madeline Hafner, Stillwater High School

Co-op District 6
Sunny Cone, Webster High School
Sadie Koelz, Webster High School
Brooke Beecroft, Home School

Co-op District 7
Sydney Venner, O’Gorman High School
Grace Muntifering, Cretin Derham Hall
Austin Tiller, Spring Lake Park
Matthew Voss, Roosevelt High School

Co-op District 8
Emma Rachner, Webster High School
Olivia Amundson, Eagan High School
Brianna Whisler, East Ridge High School
​Bayzhia Taylor, Siren High School

Co-op District 9
Riley Ann Anderson, Siren High School
Linnaea Wallis, Osceola High School
Shayna Vendela, Grantsburg High School
Synclare Stubbe, Webster High School

Since 1987, Polk-Burnett has awarded more than $599,000 to high school seniors. Scholarship recipients demonstrate community service and their parents are members of the co-op.

Polk-Burnett’s scholarship program does not affect electric rates; it is funded with unclaimed capital credits that otherwise would be forfeited to the state.

For more information, see Polk-Burnett’s Community Service Scholarship Program.


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