COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the AMP Scholarships Program.
The AMP Board of Trustees established the scholarships in memory of Richard H. Gorsuch and Lyle B. Wright, public power leaders who contributed significantly to the organization and municipal electric systems in the region.
The 2022 Wright Scholarship recipients are:
- Brianna Fitzgerald — Jackson Center High School, Jackson Center
- Natalie Fogt — Piqua High School, Piqua
- Ian Hoelsher —Warren County High School, Front Royal
- Christopher Hughes – Jackson High School, Jackson
- Jayne Wallace — Orrville High School, Orrville
The 2022 Gorsuch Scholarship recipients are:
- Carly Koverman — Anna High School, Anna, Ohio
- Daughter of Ben Koverman, senior lineworker with Minster Electric Department
- Riley Rockey — Montpelier High School, Montpelier
- Daughter of Jason Rockey, Montpelier village manager
- Lillian Schlade — Bryan High School, Bryan
- Daughter of Carrie Schlade, mayor of the City of Bryan
- Samuel Weaver — Westerville South High School
- Son of Kevin Weaver, Westerville director of public service
- Kaltra Woltz — Jackson High School, Jackson
- Daughter of Tom Woltz, electric superintendent of Jackson Municipal Electric Department
“Congratulations to these students on their outstanding achievements,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President and CEO. “While we are helping support this impressive group of seniors in their educational endeavors, we are also honoring the memory of two great public power leaders and raising awareness of the benefits of public power.”
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 Wright scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors whose households receive electricity from an AMP member utility. This year, 28 students were nominated for the Wright Scholarship; the recipients were selected based on their scholastic records, personal achievements and scores on a test about public power. Five graduating seniors are receiving the 2022 Wright Scholarship.
Richard H. Gorsuch, who was dedicated to promoting the advantages of municipally owned electric systems, served as 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 who is an elected official with responsibility for the electric system. This year, 24 students were nominated for this award; the recipients were selected based on their scholastic records, personal achievements and scores on a test about public power. Five graduating seniors are receiving the 2022 Gorsuch Scholarship.
Since 1988, AMP has awarded $438,000 through the AMP Scholarships Program. For more information about the program, click here.