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SEC High School Seniors Earn Electric Cooperative Scholarships


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V.P., Public & Member Relations
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SEC High School Seniors Earn Electric Cooperative Scholarships

CREWE, Va – Each year, the Educational Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) awards post-secondary scholarships to students served by electric co-ops within its three member states. This year, four high school seniors whose families are served by Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) have been selected. The following students will each receive a $1,000 Worth M. Hudson scholarship:

Destiny Dagenhart of Evington, the daughter of Tracy and Tina Dagenhart. Destiny is a senior at Altavista High School and plans to attend Liberty University.

Gabriella Shook of Keysville, the daughter of Clyde and Nancy Shook. Gabriella is graduating from Randolph-Henry High School and will be pursuing a degree in human nutrition at Virginia Tech.

Jessica Savage of Spout Spring, the daughter of Adam and Sabrina Savage. Jessica will be graduating from Appomattox High School and plans to study history at Virginia Tech.

Cali Foster of Rice, the daughter of David and Tracy Foster. Cali is a senior at the Fuqua School and has been accepted at Virginia Tech.

VMDAEC scholarships are awarded based on a competitive screening process. To be eligible, the primary residence of the student’s parent or legal guardian must receive its electric power from Southside Electric Cooperative and applicants must be planning to enter their first semester of college, technical or trade school later in 2015. This year, the VMDAEC Educational Scholarship Foundation received 319 applications from students in areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware served by electric cooperatives.

The Foundation is funded through tax-deductible donations from individuals and VMDAEC member cooperatives, as well as proceeds from various fundraising events. Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has awarded 517 electric cooperative scholarships totaling $416,500. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based upon funds available and these grants can be used to pay for tuition, fees and books. To learn more about VMDAEC educational scholarships, please visit

Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves over 55,000 homes, farms and businesses in portions of 18 counties in central and southside Virginia. Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan. For more information, go to or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.