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2021 Youth Award Winners Announced

April 15th, 2021

Okefenoke REMC is pleased to announce its 2021 OREMC Scholarship winners and the five local students selected as delegates for the OREMC Youth Tour.  

This is the 28th year OREMC has awarded scholarships to students residing in one of the eight counties it serves—Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne counties in Georgia, and Baker and Nassau counties in Florida. Ten scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded to students accepted to a college or technical school and based on their autobiographical sketch, academic achievement, extra-curricular and community service activities, letters of recommendation and financial need. Their awards bring OREMC’s total scholarships to $268,000.

This year’s winners are: Benjamin Smith, Baker County High School; Brayan Rios and Tessa Dixon, Brantley County High School; Meredith Boswell and Aaron Dino, Camden County High School; Makayla Cross; Charlton County High School; Cecilia Brock, Glynn Academy; Savannah Russell, Hilliard Middle Senior High School; Abigail Fahlgren, West Nassau High School; and Manav Patel, Ware County High School.

From the OREMC Scholarship winners, three students are selected as finalists for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, which is funded and awarded by the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation. Selected students must be accepted at and planning to attend a college or technical school in Georgia. OREMC selected Brayan Rios, Tessa Dixon and Makayla Cross as finalists.

Five Delegates Selected for the OREMC Youth Tour

OREMC has selected five students as 2021 Youth Tour delegates. Typically, they join delegates from Georgia’s 40 other electric membership cooperatives for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June for the Youth Tour Leadership Experience. However, the national tour was once again cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, OREMC is hosting a week-long Georgia cultural heritage and history tour that will take the students across the state including a visit to the Little White House, birthplace of America’s rural electric cooperatives.

OREMC’s Youth Tour delegates for 2021 are Corbin Mobley and Jesse Harrell, Brantley County High School; Emily Hutchins and Rachel Walters, Glynn Academy; and Amelia Dyal, Hilliard Middle Senior High School.

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