VEC Scholarship recipients

Posted 5/31/18

Volunteer Energy announces scholarship recipients   Volunteer Energy Cooperative has announced four recipients of the Lillard-Shadow Scholarships for 2018.   Hannah Caitlyn Asberry, daughter of Scott and Bobbie Joe Kirby, is a 2018 graduate of Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute and the winner of the Jamestown Service Area Lillard-Shadow Scholarship. She plans to attend Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and will be pursuing a degree in nursing. She graduated No. 4 in her class with a 4.0 GPA.   Cleveland Service Area Lillard-Shadow scholarship winner Kelby Fritts, daughter of Rhonda McKnight, is a 2018 graduate of Polk County High School. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and pursue a chemical Engineering degree. She graduated with a 4.0 from and was ranked second in her graduating class. During her high school years, she volunteered with People Helping People, Paint Polk Pink, assisted the Chilhowee Middle Basketball coach, and ran a can food drive.   Stone Memorial High School graduate and Crossville Service Area Lillard-Shadow scholarship recipient Jordan Ann Houston plans to attend Tennessee Tech University. Jordan is the daughter of Kenneth and Vickie Houston. She graduated from Stone Memorial with a 4.0. At Tech, she plans to pursue a degree in Biochemistry. She has a history of serving others as she participated with Kids on the Rise, was a 4-H teen leader, Beta Club president, HOSA Club president and on the SMHS Cheer Squad. While on the cheer squad, she volunteers with the Special Olympics, Relay for Life, House of Hope and St. Jude. Her teachers described her as a genuinely kind person who seeks to include others in projects, and who is respected by peers and faculty alike.   Rhea County High School graduate Isabelle Grace Marshall is the Decatur Service Area winner of the Lillard Shadow Scholarship. The daughter of Joni Ann Marshall, she graduated with 4.0.  She will be attending the University of Southern California to major in international business and entrepreneurship. She has a history of volunteering including but not limited to Rhea County Animal Hospital, Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive, JROTC Canned Food Drive, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.   This scholarship program began in 2003 as a way to honor Willis A. Shadow and J. W. Lillard, founders of the Meigs County Power Association which would ultimately become Volunteer Energy Cooperative.  Four $2,000 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors each year by VEC using an independent panel of judges.

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VEC Scholarship recipients

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Volunteer Energy announces scholarship recipients
 
Volunteer Energy Cooperative has announced four recipients of the Lillard-Shadow Scholarships for 2018.
 
Hannah Caitlyn Asberry, daughter of Scott and Bobbie Joe Kirby, is a 2018 graduate of Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute and the winner of the Jamestown Service Area Lillard-Shadow Scholarship. She plans to attend Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and will be pursuing a degree in nursing. She graduated No. 4 in her class with a 4.0 GPA.
 
Cleveland Service Area Lillard-Shadow scholarship winner Kelby Fritts, daughter of Rhonda McKnight, is a 2018 graduate of Polk County High School. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and pursue a chemical Engineering degree. She graduated with a 4.0 from and was ranked second in her graduating class. During her high school years, she volunteered with People Helping People, Paint Polk Pink, assisted the Chilhowee Middle Basketball coach, and ran a can food drive.
 
Stone Memorial High School graduate and Crossville Service Area Lillard-Shadow scholarship recipient Jordan Ann Houston plans to attend Tennessee Tech University. Jordan is the daughter of Kenneth and Vickie Houston. She graduated from Stone Memorial with a 4.0. At Tech, she plans to pursue a degree in Biochemistry. She has a history of serving others as she participated with Kids on the Rise, was a 4-H teen leader, Beta Club president, HOSA Club president and on the SMHS Cheer Squad. While on the cheer squad, she volunteers with the Special Olympics, Relay for Life, House of Hope and St. Jude. Her teachers described Jordan as a genuinely kind person who seeks to include others in projects, and who is respected by peers and faculty alike.
 
Rhea County High School graduate Isabelle Grace Marshall is the Decatur Service Area winner of the Lillard Shadow Scholarship. The daughter of Joni Ann Marshall, she graduated with 4.0.  She will be attending the University of Southern California to major in international business and entrepreneurship. She has a history of volunteering including but not limited to Rhea County Animal Hospital, Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive, JROTC Canned Food Drive, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
 
This scholarship program began in 2003 as a way to honor Willis A. Shadow and J. W. Lillard, founders of the Meigs County Power Association which would ultimately become Volunteer Energy Cooperative.  Four $2,000 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors each year by VEC using an independent panel of judges.

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