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Highland Telephone Annual Scholarship Winners

The Manager and Board of Directors of Highland Telephone Cooperative, Inc., (HTC) presented this year’s scholarships to winning seniors May 21, 2018, at Company headquarters in Sunbright. This is the eighteenth year the scholarships were awarded by HTC to high-school seniors judged to be the winners of their essay contest. The deadline for turning in the essays was March 16, and the winners were announced in early May. The essay was entitled “Technology for Telecommunications” and was judged by an impartial panel consisting of local teachers. Each judge reviewed essays from a county other than their county of residence.
Recipients of the scholarship must present proof of enrollment or incurred fees at the post-secondary institution of their choice to receive the scholarship funds. Students may use the scholarship at any post-secondary institution.
• Kaylie Baird, McCreary Central High School, 354 Exchange, Mr. Sam Strunk, Director
• Michael Coffey, McCreary Central High School, 376 Exchange, Ms. Shelva Jo Jones, Ms. Loma Denney, Directors
• Lauren Holbrook, McCreary Central High School, 376 Exchange, Ms. Shelva Jo Jones, Ms. Loma Denney, Directors
Also receiving checks were three area school districts that provided judges for the grading of the essays. Their respective schools received a $500 contribution in appreciation for their time and effort in judging the essays. The money may be spent as the school deems appropriate. The judges included the English Department, Scott High School; the English Department, Oakdale High School; and Mike Wilson, McCreary Central High School given In Memory of Ms. Kathalene Favella, McCreary Central High School Spanish Club. Ms. Favella has graded essays for us every year since we started the scholarship program and always used the money for her beloved Spanish Club. Sadly, she passed away right before time to grade the essays, and we will miss her terribly.
The response for the HTC Scholarship Fund was good this year. HTC still believes this is an excellent way to promote education among our young people and hopes that even more graduating seniors will again take advantage of this easy opportunity to win a scholarship next year.

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