Operation Round Up Awards Scholarships

Six local high school seniors were the recipients of the Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up scholarship totaling $8,000.

Two $2,000 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships are given annually to graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians participate int he Operation Round Up program.  Students will be recognized at their individual high school academic awards programs.  

This year's $2,000 scholarship recipients were:

Anneliese Pressel, Morgan Township High School
Hannah Shidler, North Judson-San Pierre High School

The $1,000 scholarship recipients were:

Luke Hubbard, Wheeler High School
Melanie Edmond, Wheeler High School
Madeline Hewlett, Knox High School
Hannah Leffew, LaCrosse High School

To be considered for the scholarship, students had to fill out an application identifying their involvement in school and extracurricular activities, awards received and jobs held.  Students were also challenged with an essay.  This essay asked them to envision how they would use a $2,000 grant for a community or neighborhood improvement project. 

Congratulations to these outstanding students who have shown dedication in their classroom studies and commitment to the community in which they live.  Kankakee Valley REMC wishes each of them much success as they continue their education this fall.