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Watauga Students Awarded Scholarships from Blue Ridge Energy
Blue Ridge Energy recently awarded $32,000 in college scholarships to fifteen students across its service area seeking to further their academic goals. The scholarships are part of the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track program designed to help high school students better prepare for acceptance into the college of their dreams. In Watauga County, five students received a total of $10,000.
The recipients are:
Molly Kirkland, daughter of Danny and Jackie Kirkland, $3,000 to attend James Madison University;
Libby Glidewell, daughter of Powell and Mary Glidewell, $2,000 to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Riley Kiker, daughter of Gaines and Susan Kiker, $2,000 to attend North Carolina State University;
Cassidy Johnson, daughter of Gary and Stephanie Johnson, $1,500 to attend Appalachian State University;
David Sprague, son of David and Diane Sprague, $1,500 to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track students begin college preparations in their freshman or sophomore year and develop leadership skills while preparing for the college acceptance and scholarship interview process. Leadership Track students also receive real life skills like money management, social etiquette, and public speaking. As seniors, Leadership Track students are invited to apply for renewable scholarships worth up to $4,000 each.
This year marks the 62nd year Blue Ridge has awarded college scholarships. To date, 500 area students and citizens have received $574,000 to help them attend the college of their choice.
For more information about the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track, visit our website, BlueRidgeEnergy.com, click on “Community” tab or contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations, at 759-8994 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Blue Ridge Energy serves some 77,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Wilkes, Avery, and Alexander counties. The cooperative also has two subsidiary companies, Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels which serves residential and commercial customers, and RidgeLink, a business-to-business telecommunications and broadband provider.