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Union Power Cooperative awards scholarships to six UCPS students

These six UCPS students have been recognized by Union Power Cooperative. Pictured from left, top row, are, Bethany Greene, Jacqueline Rodriguez-Rivera and Jeremy Fehlman; (second row, from left) Taylor Lacroix, Chase Pasciuto and Isaiah Williams.

Six outstanding Union County Public Schools students have been recognized by Union Power Cooperative with college scholarships, participation in a youth tour to Washington, D.C. and attendance to a summer sports camp.

One-time $1,000 scholarships

The Cooperative awarded college scholarships to three deserving UCPS high school graduating seniors to help with the cost of attending a North Carolina university or community college.

The three graduates, each given a one-time $1,000 scholarship, were Bethany Greene, Jacqueline Rodriguez-Rivera and Jeremy Fehlman. They were chosen from 2015 graduating seniors in Union Power’s five-county service area.

Bethany graduated from Parkwood High School. She plans to pursue an associate’s degree in science at Central Piedmont Community College, in the dental hygiene program.

Jacqueline graduated from Sun Valley High School and plans to attend UNC-Charlotte in the fall.

Jeremy graduated from Central Academy of Technology and Arts and plans to attend NC State University to major in computer science.

Applications were evaluated based on 40 percent need; 30 percent scholastic achievement; and 30 percent extracurricular activities in school, civic, and community functions, and judged by a committee unaffiliated with the Cooperative.

2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Two UCPS students were chosen to represent Union Power on the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, held from June 13 to June 19, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

The students are Taylor Lacroix, a junior at Weddington High and Chase Pasciuto, a junior at Marvin Ridge High.

These two students joined hundreds of other high school students from across the country on an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital.

While there, they met with congressmen, visited government agencies and historic sites and learned more about government and the cooperative business model.

Basketball scholarship

One outstanding UCPS student had the opportunity to attend summer basketball camp last month through the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program.

Isaiah Williams is a student at Poplin Elementary School. He attended the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp from June 20 to June 24 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Carolina camp is led by two-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players.

Staff at the camp worked closely with Isaiah and other campers, to develop fundamental basketball skills and practice playing hard while working cooperatively.

Written by: Deb Bledsoe - UCPS Communications Coordinator and Carrie C. Stroud, Union Power Cooperative Manager of Communications
Posted: Jul 09, 2015 by Deb Bledsoe

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