2018 Scholarship Recipients
Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awarded $13,000 in scholarship funds to local students in June. The cooperative provides electricity to approximately 34,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. These scholarship opportunities are just one way Nolin helps promote education and growth in the community.
The cooperative awarded one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 as tribute to a former Nolin RECC director, the late Robert C. “Bob” Wade, Sr. Other awards include six $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school students and a $1,500 continuing education scholarship to an adult co-op member who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.
Nicole Berry is the recipient of Nolin’s continuing education scholarship. She is employed by Mortenson Family Dental as a dental hygienist and is currently enrolled at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College pursuing a degree in nursing. Nicole and her husband Robert live in Elizabethtown and have three children.
Courtney Brangers is a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and will attend Western Kentucky University to earn a degree in education. Her parents are Chris and Christa Brangers of Elizabethtown.
Katrina Ingalls is the daughter of David and Jody Ingalls of Rineyville. She graduated from Castle Hill Academy Home School and plans to begin her major in journalism at Bryan College this fall.
Emilee Rayls is a recent graduate of North Hardin High School and is enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University to begin her studies in business. She is the daughter of Harvey Rayls Jr. and Kimberly Rayls of Vine Grove.
Keeley Slade is a 2018 graduate of John Hardin High School and plans to attend J. B. Speed School of Engineering. The daughter of David Slade, Keeley will be working toward a degree in mechanical engineering.
Benjamin Thomas, a recent graduate of Central Hardin High School, will begin his studies in agriculture at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College with the intent of transferring to Western Kentucky University. His parents are Kevin and Dana Thomas of Elizabethtown.
Alyssa White is the daughter of David and Alana White of Sonora. She is a recent graduate of LaRue County High School and plans to attend Morehead State University to study music.
Bob Wade, Sr. Memorial Scholarship for $2,500
Brittany Thomas was awarded this scholarship which is a tribute to a former Nolin RECC director, the late Robert C. “Bob” Wade, Sr. Brittany is a recent graduate of Central Hardin High School and is the daughter of Joe and Darlene Thomas. She plans to earn a degree in physical therapy.
Applications for the 2019 Nolin RECC Scholarship will be available in February.