COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of two scholarship programs administered by the organization.
The AMP Board of Trustees established the Lyle B. Wright and Richard H. Gorsuch scholarship programs in memory of public power leaders that contributed significantly to the organization and municipal electric systems in the region.
The 2020 Lyle B. Wright Scholarship recipients are:
- Paige Brill – Magnolia High School, New Martinsville
- Elizabeth Hickey – Jackson Center High School, Jackson Center
- Alison Lamontagne – Montpelier High School, Montpelier
- Lauren Rose – Southern Columbia Area High School, Catawissa
- Emily Tackett – Patrick Henry High School, Deshler
The 2020 Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship recipients are:
- Lauren Doll – Wapakoneta High School, Wapakoneta
- Chad Doll, City of Wapakoneta Council Member
- Eric Gruver – Edgerton High School, Edgerton
- Jason Gruver, Village of Edgerton Council President
- Nicholas McFarren – Orrville High School, Orrville
- Phil McFarren, City of Orrville Human Resources Manager
- Brett Sugg – Patrick Henry High School, Deshler
- Lisa Sugg, Village of Deshler Clerk/Treasurer
- Brynlee Vermillion – Jackson High School, Jackson
- Joe Vermillion, City of Jackson Utility Clerk/Meter Reader
"Congratulations to these students on their outstanding accomplishments," said AMP President/CEO Jolene Thompson. "The AMP Scholarship program honors two great past public power leaders and we are pleased that such an impressive class of seniors were selected this year to receive scholarships in honor of Lyle B. Wright and Richard H. Gorsuch."
Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate who served on the AMP Board of Trustees from 1979 until his death in 1986. The $3,000 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose household receives electricity from an AMP member utility. Thirty-one students were nominated for the Wright scholarship this year, and five were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.
Richard H. Gorsuch was the organization’s president from 1983 until his death in 1987. The $3,000 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose parent or guardian is an employee of either a municipal electric system or AMP, or is an elected official with responsibility for the electric system. Twenty-eight students were nominated for the Gorsuch scholarship this year, and five were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.
Since 1988, more than $378,000 has been awarded to deserving high school seniors through the AMP scholarship programs. For more information about AMP’s Scholarship Program, visit the web page.