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Suwannee Valley Electric awards $7,500 in scholarships to outstanding seniors
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $750, to outstanding high school seniors from across its service area

Submitted by Jon Little
Director of Communications

In 2015, the board of trustees established SVEC’s scholarship program to support the continuing education plans of graduating high school seniors who are also dependents of cooperative members.

This year, scholarship applications were reviewed by committees of educators who selected recipients based on academic performance and service to others through religious, civic and volunteer activities.

“SVEC congratulates this year’s scholar­ship winners,” says Hugh Hunter, president of SVEC’s board of trustees, “as well as all of our members’ graduating seniors, and we extend to them our wishes for a successful and fulfilling future.”

Scholarship recipients were:
·         Branford High School – Emilee Barnes and Jacob Waite
·         Columbia High School – Kamdyn Kvistad and Ashton Lee
·         Hamilton County High School – Jessica Carter and Sarah Carter
·         Lafayette High School – Andrew Perry and Hanna Poole
·         Suwannee High School – Paige TenBroeck and Guadalupe Vazquez

Jacob Waite of Branford High School

Ashton Lee and Kamdyn Kvistad of Columbia High School

Jessica Carter and Sarah Carter of Hamilton County High School

Hanna Poole and Andrew Perry of Lafayette Highschool

Paige TenBroeck and Guadalupe Vazquez of Suwannee High School

About Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC)
SVEC is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides safe, affordable and reliable electric service to more than 18,000 member-owners in the Florida counties of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee. SVEC maintains over 4,400 miles of electric distribution lines and serves an area of about 2,000 square miles. SVEC’s headquarters is in Live Oak, Florida. SVEC's wholesale power provider is Seminole Electric, one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation. More information about SVEC is available at