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Sawnee Electric Foundation awards $100,000 in scholarships to students
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Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently awarded $100,000 in scholarships to 20 local high school seniors, including three students from Dawson County High School. 

Each student selected by the foundation received a $5,000 scholarship as part of the foundation's mission to support education in the areas it serves, according to a press release by the company. 

“The Youth Scholarship Program is a shining example of what the foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; which is the commitment to be a partner and supporter in the various communities the cooperative services,” Blake House, vice president of Sawnee EMC’s Member Services, said in the release. 

This year’s Sawnee Foundation scholarship recipients included three seniors from Dawson County High School, Annsley Anglin, Elizabeth Keys and Caleb Roberson. 

Other scholarship recipients are Logan Carras, Jasmine Song, Christopher Kelly, Emily Baldwin, Kevin Maranto, Colby Louise Hetzel, Valerie Ponomarev, Grace Lim, Lauren Stephens, Jeremy Brown, Alana Murray, Vibha Mohan, Kathleen Daly, Tharini Kavitha, Kylissa Katalinich, Katie Krznarich and Quinn Benson. 

In the past 15 years, the foundation has awarded $952,500 in scholarships to 232 high school seniors within the company’s seven-county service area, according to the release.

“Supporting those in need in our communities and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the foundation’s core mission,” Deborah Pelfrey, chairman of the foundation’s board, said in the release. 

For more information about this program or the foundation itself, go to, or contact Sawnee EMC Director of External Affairs Cindy Badgett at (678) 455-1399 or