Students earn CEC scholarships

Published 10:04 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017

Three high school seniors whose families are served by Community Electric Cooperative have earned scholarships from the Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Brianna Ramos of Suffolk, Amber Edwards of Smithfield and Noah Smith of Zuni each won a $1,000 scholarship.

Ramos, the daughter of Louis Ramos and Tiffany Walker, graduated from Lakeland High School and plans to study intelligence analysis and religion at James Madison University.

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Edwards, the daughter of Chris and Cynthia Edwards, graduated from Isle of Wight Academy. She will attend Virginia Tech, where she plans to study interior design and business management.

Noah Smith, the son of Sherry and Paul Garris and Brian and Loren Smith, will attend Virginia Tech for university studies.

Recipients are chosen through a competitive process that considers financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.

The Foundation is funded through tax-deductible donations and bequests from individuals, proceeds from benefit fundraising events and Co-Bank’s Sharing Success Program. It also participates in the Amazon Smile Program.

Community Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Windsor, is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves nearly 11,000 homes, farms and businesses in the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Sussex and the city of Suffolk.