South Plains Electric Cooperative to Host Operation Round Up® Scholarship Banquet

Published 04/19 2014 10:41AM

Updated 04/19 2014 10:44AM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- South Plains Electric Cooperative will host the Operation Round Up® Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Koko Palace Banquet Hall.

Operation Round Up®, a community service program supported by the members of South Plains Electric Cooperative, awarded $23,000 in scholarships. Twenty-three local member students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. These students were selected on their scholastic records, school and community service activities, essay questions and financial need.

The member scholarship recipients include: Chrissy Adams, Jayton-Girard; Kyle Arp, Frenship; Katherine Brown, Smyer; Austin Cadd, Frenship; Mason Darter, Childress; James (Trae) Exum III, Frenship; Tamara Flusche, Frenship; Nathan Hallier, Coronado; Jacob Jones, Guthrie; Jacklyn Kay, Lubbock-Cooper; Cameron Knight, Shallowater; Jeremy Mandrell, Olton; Selena Monroy, Shallowater; Alex Priest, Abernathy; Chandler Priest, Abernathy; Thomas Pearson, Shallowater; Zachary Rocha, Coronado; Nina Rodgers, Lubbock-Cooper; Candice Scott, Roosevelt; Melinda Smith, Shallowater; Easton Turner, Coronado; Ty Webb, Shallowater; Macayla Williams, Crosbyton.

Employees of South Plains Electric Cooperative contribute to an employee fund patterned after Operation Round Up. The employee fund awarded five $1,000 scholarships to children of employees. The employee fund scholarship recipients include: Ashley Adams, daughter of Shane and Diane Adams; Emily Baiza, daughter of Holly and Ray Baiza; Isaac Mercado, son of Lisa Barron and stepson of Christopher Barron; Tanner Truitt, son of Tahnee and Keith Truitt; Daniel Vaughn, son of Tracy Lopez and stepson of Eusebio Lopez and son of Rex Vaughn.

Several thousand members of South Plains Electric Cooperative voluntarily participate in Operation Round Up, an innovative program to provide funding for many worthy projects here in our local communities. It’s administered by a 10-member board of area leaders serving on a voluntary basis.

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