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Mountain Parks Electric awards scholarships to high school seniors

Winners of Mountain Parks Electric's scholarships, awarded during MPE's annual meeting on Saturday, May 12.
Grand Gazette

Mountain Parks Electric, along with its power suppliers, awarded more than $30,000 in college scholarships to local high school seniors during its’ 69th annual meeting in Granby last week.

In addition to the Mountain Parks Electric scholarships, MPE created a new scholarship this year in honor of its long-time employee Rosemary Knerr, and awarded one to a student in each of the three local public school districts in MPEs service area.

From Grand County, seniors from Middle Park High School Emma Enebo, Abigail Turner, Ryan Christianson, Cole Walker and Railee Granger were all awarded $2,000 Mountain Parks Electric Scholarships. Madeline VanBemmelen was awarded the $1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship, Janna McNulty was awarded the $1,000 Tri-State G&T and Mountain Parks Electric Matching Scholarship, and Nicholas Lawrence was awarded the $2,500 Rosemary Knerr Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarships come from MPE’s educational trust, which is funded by unclaimed patronage capital from MPE’s membership.

“It gives Mountain Parks Electric great satisfaction to support the local youth as they further their education,” said Tom Sifers, general manager at MPE. “These scholarships are just another example of our steadfast commitment to the communities that we serve.”

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