Congratulations to seven area high school students who were recently named as recipients of the 2021 Access Energy Cooperative scholarship program! Receiving a $1500 award each were Brody Angstead of Fairfield, Simeon Buie of Batavia, Elaina Liechty and Logan Lee of Mt. Pleasant, Gavin Lorence of West Point, Haley Rohdy of New London, and Layne Kiefer of WACO.
Brody Angstead, son of Larry and Paula Angstead, will graduate from Fairfield High School and plans to attend the Iowa State University to major in Agriculture Systems Technology/Agronomy.
Simeon Buie, son of Dan Buie, will graduate from Pekin Community High School and plans to attend Kansas State University to earn a degree in Animal Science and Industry.
Elaina Liechty, daughter of Jason and Mary Liechty, will graduate from Mt. Pleasant Community High School and plans to attend the University of Iowa majoring in Business and minoring in Spanish.
Logan Lee, son of Robert (Benny) and Meredith Lee, will graduate from Mt. Pleasant Community High School and plans to attend Southeastern Community College to begin his major in business.
Gavin Lorence, son of Andrew and Tonya Lorence, will graduate from Ft. Madison High School, and plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa to study Business Administration.
Haley Rohdy, daughter of Jeremy and Karla Rohdy, will graduate from New London High School and plans to attend Ellsworth Community College to major in Equine Science/Equine Management.
Access Energy Cooperative awards six $1500 scholarships each year, two 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.
In addition to the six winners in our service districts, Layne Kiefer, son of Tim and Robin Kiefer, is being awarded a $1500 scholarship in lieu of attending the 2020 and 2021 Youth Tour trips that were cancelled.
Access Energy Cooperative is as rural distribution electric cooperative, providing power to homes, farms, business and industry in 10 southeast Iowa counties.