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Lamar Electric Cooperative has announced the six $1,000.00 scholarship winners that were drawn at the Co-op Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 19th. The winners are Chase Ramsey and Ashley Miller of North Lamar High School, Kelby Cole of Prairiland High School, Madison Harper of Honey Grove High School, Katy Bridges of Detroit High School, and John Herrmann of Chisum High School.
The six winners can use their scholarship at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school, or any other post-secondary educational institution of their choice.
Chase is the son of Kyle and Stacy Ramsey of the Caviness Community, Ashley is the daughter of Michael and Sarah of Sumner, Kelby is the son of Todd and Mendy Cole of Pattonville, Madison is the daughter of Richard and Gina of the Harmon Community, Katy is the daughter of Leanna Watson of Detroit, and John is the son of James and Taunya Herrmann of the Broadway Community.
According to Lamar Electric General Manager Jerry Williams, “The money used for these scholarships is from unclaimed deposits or refunds from our members.” Williams also stated “The law allows Lamar Electric to use a portion of these funds for scholarships, otherwise the money is turned over to the state.”
Each member can still file a claim with the state of Texas for unclaimed checks.
Lamar Electric Director of Communications, Dena Beason said, “Lamar Electric has provided more than $44,000 in scholarships to students in our community since 1999.” Beason continued “We are proud that Lamar Electric can help these students achieve their educational goals and we encourage every co-op member to take this opportunity to submit the name of your son or daughter next year.”