General Manager Alisha Anker is proud to announce that Colby Flanders of PORTA High School is one of fourteen winners of this year’s Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship. He is the child of Doug and Courtney Flanders of Petersburg. Colby competed for the scholarship with 222 other students from across the state. The $2,000 awards are given each year to thirteen sons or daughters of electric co-op members, employees or directors. A fourteenth scholarship is reserved for a student interested in lineworker’s college and will be announced at a later date. Colby will be recognized during the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting on July 28, 2022, in Springfield.
Candidates were judged on grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, work and volunteer experience, school and civic activities, and a short essay demonstrating their knowledge of electric cooperatives.
“Come this fall, Colby will attend Illinois State University to study criminal justice on his way to becoming a conservation officer. Menard Electric is honored to have a scholarship recipient and we are excited to see how he will represent the community,” says Anker.