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Nolin RECC, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awarded $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students in June. The cooperative provides electricity to approximately 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties.
The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to graduating high school students with one going 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.
Two local students honored are Katie Barros and Alec Thompson.
Barros is a 2012 graduate of LaRue County High School. She plans to attend Ozark Bible Institute & College in Missouri. After graduation, Katie hopes to return to her hometown to work in ministry.
Her parents are Jerry and Barbara Barros of Hodgenville.
Thompson is a 2012 graduate of Elizabethtown High School and is enrolled at the University of Louisville Speed School to major in architecture and engineering. Believing young kids at risk need a positive influence and role model, Alec has been involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters for two years as a mentor.
His parents are Christopher and Maureen Thompson of Hodgenville.
Applications for the 2013 Nolin RECC Scholarship will be available in February.