DSO Electric Cooperative continues to provide scholarships to its members or their dependants pursuing higher education in Kansas. DSO provides at least one scholarship for each of its three voting districts, one scholarship to a current college student, and one for a student entering or continuing education at a lineman or vocational school. This year, DSO is proud to award 12 $1,000 scholarships. Now, let’s recognize the winners by the district they represent.
Shannon Anderson (East) is a senior at Chapman High School. She is the daughter of Rodney and Tammy Anderson.
She participates in volleyball, basketball and track. She is also a member of the National FFA Organization, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student-Athlete Leadership Team, All For Girls, 4-H and was honored as Homecoming Queen in 2021.
After graduating, she plans to attend Kansas State University and Emporia State University to pursue a degree in business. She wants to open her own business as a physical therapist.
Colt Sell, (East) a senior at Chapman High School, is the son of Dan and Lacee Sell.
Colt participates in football, wrestling and track. He has volunteered in plays and musicals for the school. He is a member of the National Honor Society and completed several community projects with Hi-Y.
Colt will study health and human performance at Emporia State University and plans to be a chiropractor.
Ryker Nelson (West) is a senior at Minneapolis High School and the son of Holly and Monte Nelson.
Ryker is active in basketball, baseball and football. He is a member of the National Honor Society, choir, church youth group, Fellowship for Christian Athletes, New Image and Art Club.
Ryker plans to study parks management and conservation at Kansas State University.
Myah Stambaugh-Tubbs (West) is a senior at Smoky Valley High School. She is the daughter of Anecea Stambaugh-Groth and Chris Groth.
Myah participates in Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers, National Honors Society, orchestra, vocal music, KMEA Honor Choirs, FCCLA, Drama Club, International Thespian Society and the Falun-Salemsburg Lutheran Church youth group.
Myah plans to major in music education at the University of Kansas to become a music teacher.
Allison Cross (Central) is a senior at Abilene High School. She is the daughter of Tim and Jennifer Cross.
Allison participates in tennis, track, basketball, cross country, powerlifting and cheer. Allison is a member of the National Honor Society, German Club, German National Honors Society, KSHAA Student-Athlete, Student Peers Using Responsible Strategies (SPURS), Lone Rangers and was a homecoming candidate.
Allison will be studying exercise science and business at Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University or Fort Hays State University. She plans to become a personal trainer and gym owner.
Garret Huffman (Central) is a senior at Smoky Valley High School and is the son of Michelle Heimer.
Garret participates in track, cross-country and clay target shooting. He is a member of the Lindsborg Swedish Folkdancers, Salina Burn Running Club, Kay Club, Viking Mentor and a volunteer for Ducks Unlimited and Whitetails Unlimited. He also has his own mowing business.
Garret plans to obtain a degree in agriculture starting at Cloud County Community College or Hutchinson Community College and then transfer to Kansas State University to pursue a degree in animal science. He eventually wants to become a farmer and rancher.
Kellon Johnsen (Central) is a senior at Smoky Valley High School and the son of Kindra and David Johnsen.
Kellon participates in band and tennis. Kellon is an Eagle Scout, member of the National Honor Society, National Thespian Society, jazz band, Boy Scouts, Salina Youth Symphony, Vikings and 4-H shooting sports. He has volunteered at the Dala Pantry, Hyllningsfest, food drives and church.
After graduating, Kellon plans to study computer science and information systems at Friends University in Wichita.
Olivia Lawson (Central) is a senior at Bennington High School. She is the daughter of Chris and Kim Lawson.
Olivia participates in basketball, volleyball and track. She is a member of the National Honors Society, National FFA Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Mentor Magic.
Olivia plans to attend Kansas State University to study animal science. She plans to become a veterinarian in rural Kansas.
Noah Martin (Central) is a senior at Sacred Heart High School and the son of Robert and Michelle Martin.
Noah participates in golf and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a state medalist in Debate, Forensics, Science Olympiad and Scholars Bowl. He founded the Chess Club at Sacred Heart and is also in the Diversity Club.
Noah will attend Kansas State University and major in finance. He plans to obtain a certificate in data analytics and later business administration.
Meaghan Roths (Central) is a senior at Southeast of Saline High School. She is the daughter of Lucinda and Kenneth Roths.
Meaghan participates in volleyball, softball and choir. She is a talented painter and designer and many of her talents can be seen throughout the school. Meaghan is in the National Honors Society, speech and drama club, books and movies club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Catholic Youth Organization, Teens Reaching Ultimate Success Together (TRUST) and art club.
She plans to attend Wichita State University and major in graphic design.
Weston Schrader (Central) is a senior at Minneapolis High School. He is the son of Spencer and Laci Schrader.
Weston enjoys playing football and baseball. He participates in National Honors Society, 4-H, National FFA Organization, America-International Junior Charolais Association, Kansas Junior Charolais Association as president term 2020-2022 and Kansas Junior Simmental Association serving as the national director/treasurer for the Charolais breed.
Weston plans to attend Kansas State University and major in animal science and minor in ag economics or ag communications. He wants to pursue a career in livestock nutrition or genetics while still back on the Schrader Ranch.
Kara Suhr (Central) is the daughter of Clint and Kim Suhr. She graduated from Southeast Saline High School in 2021.
Kara is currently a sophomore at Fort Hays State University studying business finance. She plans to get a certificate in banking. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Salina Silver Spurs Saddle Club, Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch and is a Bethany Home visitor.
Kara plans to graduate debt-free and start her own boutique business.
DSO would like to congratulate all the 2022 scholarship winners! We are proud to recognize such an amazing group of very talented individuals. We think this community outreach is a great way to help support our rural families and members.