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Mountain Parks Electric awards $70K in scholarships

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A sign outside a Mountain Parks Electric facility.
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Mountain Parks Electric Board of Directors awarded $70,000 in scholarships for 28 local high school seniors at its April 13 meeting.

The scholarships ranged from $1,000 – $4,000 and are not funded through the electric base rate that consumers pay for, but instead are primarily funded through Mountain Parks Electric’s unclaimed patronage capital. Additional funding was provided by the electric company’s power suppliers, Tri-State G&T and Basin Electric.

Mountain Parks Electric has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to local students with post-secondary educational aspirations. 

“Supporting our communities in meaningful ways like this distinguishes us as a power supplier,” said Virginia Harman, Mountain Parks Electric’s General Manager. “We are owned by those we serve. In addition to proving reliable, affordable and increasingly renewable power, giving back to our youth and our community is a top priority for our cooperative.” 

Mountain Parks Electric 2023 scholarship recipients include:

Middle Park High School

  • Padraic Aither
  • Brooke Bailey
  • Emry Burns
  • Micah Byrum
  • Josie Childers
  • Aida Hester
  • MaKena Ledin
  • Erik Matoush
  • Madison Mullinex
  • Sarah Periolat
  • Bode Rehm
  • Forest Schofield
  • Annika Stuart
  • TJ Tibbetts
  • Andy Trocolli
  • Kimberly Vogelbacher
  • Adam Zelznikar

North Park High School

  • Wilson Florell
  • Jonathan Gonzales
  • Nicole Myers
  • Montgomery Ramsey
  • Talynn Schmidt
  • Hunter Sessions
  • Bryan Martinez Vazquez

West Grand High School

  • Laura Dominguez
  • Carly Kellen

Online School

  • Madeline Taylor
  • Avery Walker
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