2022 is the 5th year for our Youth to Washington Scholarship program. Scholarship criteria emphasized community volunteer work and why local service is important; additional criteria included academic achievements and school activities. Applications were open to seniors whose parent/legal guardian is an active member with service at their home. The judging panel was made up of impartial individual chosen from within the co-op industry but without direct ties to Menard Electric.
Benjamin Snider of Havana/Havana High School. In his application Ben wrote about how small actions at the right time can make a large impact toward easing the burdens of others. He stated, “when we serve others with real intent to help and with a loving heart, we are made better ourselves.”
Amber Teimeyer of Petersburg/PORTA High School. The panel was impressed with Amber’s many volunteer activities and how they have molded her future aspirations. In her application Amber wrote, “community service and volunteering is the best way to show your appreciation for the community you call home.”
Ross Bodine of Sherman/Williamsville High School. Ross demonstrated the value of his commitment to his community in his application essay when he wrote “community service makes you a better person by teaching humility and selflessness…becoming better people can help us all create a better society.”
See our Facebook Page for individual posts of each winner.
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