Three area high school graduates were recently named recipients of $500 scholarships from Access Energy Cooperative. Receiving the awards were Garrett Gobble of Danville High School, Lauren Hillman of Mount Pleasant High School, and Andrew Whitaker of Harmony High School.
Garrett, son of Greg and Janice Gobble of West Point, plans to attend Southeastern Community College to obtain an AA degree, then transfer to the University of Northern Iowa to get a BA degree.
Lauren, daughter of Kirk and Anita Hillman of Mount Pleasant, plans to attend the University of Iowa majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Andrew, son of Clark and Norma Whitaker of Hillsboro, plans to attend Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Engineering.
Access Energy Cooperative awards three $500 scholarships each year, one in each of its three districts. The parents or guardians of the applicant must be members of Access Energy Cooperative. Winners are chosen based on their academics, achievements, community involvement, and a submitted essay.