JPEC Awards $10,000 In College Scholarships For Local Students

April 12, 2013

Ten local high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships through the Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation’s (JPEC) “Power to Students” campaign.

Since 1990, the campaign has awarded more than $130,000 for graduating high school seniors in the area based on academic performance and financial need, and whose primary residence is served by JPEC.

“All of us know how expensive a college education is these days, but we also know how important a college degree is for future success in today’s economy,” said Gary Joiner, JPEC board chairman. “We are committed to doing whatever we can to support our community, and helping these worthy students who have worked so hard to attend college is something we’re honored to be able to do. They are our future leaders and we wish them all the success in the world.”

The following students will receive the “Power to Students” scholarships:

  • Blake Archer, a Paducah Tilghman High School student, is the son of Rick and Tonya Archer. Blake has been accepted at Murray State and plans to study business management with a minor in marketing.
  • Kevyn Ann Cunningham, a Ballard Memorial High School student, is the daughter of George and Kendra Cunningham, Jr. Kevyn plans to major in equine science and minor in physical therapy at Murray State University.
  • Danielle Kern, a Heath High School student, is the daughter of Joel and Michelle Kern. Her goal is to become a college professor specializing in vocal performance. She will attend the University of Kentucky.
  • Carolyn Lamm, a Marshall County High student, is the daughter of Greg and Harolyn Lamm. Carolyn will major in nursing at Murray State University.
  • Destiny Lee, a Livingston Central High School student, is the daughter of Darrick and Donna Lee. Destiny, a 4.0 GPA student, was accepted in the Governor’s Scholar’s program and will attend Murray State University with her goal to become a nurse anesthetist.
  • Andrew Myers, a Ballard Memorial High School student, is the son of S. Keith and Tiffany Myers. He will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and has been accepted by Murray State University to pursue a degree in agronomy.
  •  Jamison Parsons, a Lone Oak High School student, is the son of Walter “Skip” and Sue Parsons. He plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University and obtain a degree in psychology and criminal justice.
  • Victoria Poston, a home- schooled student, is the daughter of Randy and Audrey Poston. Victoria wants to design facial prosthetics and will attend Berea College.
  • Chelsea Robinson, a Heath High School student, is the daughter of Pam Robinson and the late Robert W. Robinson. Chelsea will attend the University of Kentucky where she plans to become a nurse practitioner.
  • Dylan Wilson, a Livingston Central High School student, is the son of Bobby Thompson and Kim Wilson. He plans to obtain a degree in engineering physics at Murray State University. 
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