Now in its 28th year, the scholarship program recognizes and encourages academic and community achievements of students in the region.
It is considered an investment in the economic future of America. Applications from across the Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative service area were received. The applications were mailed to Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Bismarck, N.D., where a Scholarship Committee selected a winner. Selection was based on ACT or SAT scores, grade point average, high school/college honors, community and school activities, employment history, future career goals and references. In the member category, the $1,000 scholarship provided by Moreau-Grand and Basin Electric has been awarded to Sarah Barnica. Sarah is the daughter of Julie Barnica and is planning to attend Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, majoring in pre-med.
The recipient of the 2019 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is Miranda Hulm, a junior at Timber Lake High School. Miranda is the daughter of Rashell and Steve Hulm. As Moreau-Grand Electric’s representative on the tour, Miranda will team up with nearly 1,700 other teens representing electric cooperatives from across the nation. While in the nation’s Capital, students will get a behind-the-scenes look at government in action by meeting with South Dakota’s congressional delegation and have the opportunity to job shadow in the delegation’s offices. Sites that are part of the tour are the Lincoln Memorial, The Smithsonian, The White House and much more. We look forward to hearing from Miranda upon her return.