Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative has awarded $30,000 in the form of scholarships to area students, to further their future and their education. Fifteen $2000 scholarships were awarded to deserving, qualified students from all over the Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative’s service territory. Each $2,000 scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 per semester for two semesters. These scholarships are available to immediate families of active members and active employees of Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative. Since the program began back in 1998, DSEC has awarded a total of $420 ,000 in scholarships to members across the cooperative’s system.
Those receiving the scholarships are:
Megan Van Adrichem, Hereford High School, daughter of Patrick Van Adrichem and Linda Poot, plans to attend Texas Tech University, and pursue her bachelor’s degree. She has plans to own her own business.
Elizabeth Dominguez, Hereford High School, daughter of Jesus and Christina Cantu, plans to attend West Texas A&M University. She has future plans of becoming a vet and owning her own clinic.
Elizabeth Flood, Hereford High School, daughter of Nathan and Marietta Flood, plans to attend Texas Tech. She will begin working on her Bachelor of Science in Biology, and then pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.
Faith Diaz, Hereford High School, daughter of Victor and Nora Diaz, will attend Amarillo College. She will work on a degree in Sonography and enter the medical field.
Merry Gerber, Nazareth High School, daughter of Marty and Tisha Gerber, will attend Texas Tech University and work on her bachelor and master’s degrees in speech pathology.
Tye Schulte, Nazareth High School, son of Leroy and Jennifer Schulte, will attend Texas Tech University. He will work on Ag business degree and become an ag sales representative.
Emma Kleman, Nazareth High School, daughter of Mark and Missy Kleman, will attend Texas Tech University and major in biology and pursue a career in physical therapy.
Shelby Annen, Nazareth High School, daughter of Jon and Lesly Annen, will attend Oklahoma University and pursue a major in Microbiology and a minor in communications to prepare for medical school.
Kari Schulte, Nazareth High School, daughter of Heath and Nicole Schulte, will attend Kansas State University and major in Feed Science. Kari states, “The research and development of feed given to animals are essential as the world population grows.”
Grace Huseman, Nazareth High School, daughter of Scott and Cindy Huseman, will attend Tarleton State University and work on a degree in animal science. “I plan to work with veterinary technology and specialize in ultrasound technology for livestock.”
Aidan Moore, Nazareth High School, son of Monty and Kristin Moore, will attend Texas Tech University and major in Agri-Business. Aidan said, “I would like to have a job in the Ag field as a sales rep or take over the family farm.”
Leefe Actkinson, Farwell High School, son of Jeff and Robbi Actkinson. He will attend Texas Tech University and pursue a computer science degree. “I understand most computer hardware and I would like to work for Dell in sales.”
Conner Brorman, Vega High School, son of Roger and Mandi Brorman, will attend Texas Tech University and study mechanical engineering. He enjoys building things out of steel and will continue to make this a career.
Madalyn Richards, Vega High School, daughter of Joe and Brandalyn Richards, will attend Texas A&M University and major in engineering. Madalyn will be part of the college rodeo team, she states “I want to attend law school and become a patent attorney.”
John Henry Schacher, Lazbuddie High School, son of Daniel and Mary Jo Schacher, will attend Texas Tech University, and pursue a bachelor’s degree. He stated, “I want to attend commercial flight school and become a spray pilot.”
Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative’s board of directors made the decision to provide scholarships to students within the DSEC service area through a scholarship fund. The fifteen finalists were selected from a field of highly qualified candidates by a select committee representing the entire service area.