Lane-Scott Electric is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Continuing Education Scholarships. Applications are accepted from anyone, but priority is given to those in the Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative service territory and students entering into an electrical field/trade or HVAC trade. The 30 applications received from graduating high school students and students already attending higher education schools were evaluated based on achievements, extracurricular activities, G.P.A., future goals, community and school involvement.
“It is impressive to see the accomplishments from so many of our local students. It is a true testament of the merit, dedication, and opportunities our school systems and community organizations provide for our youth,” said Richard McLeon, Lane-Scott Electric general manager. “The students of today will be the leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators of tomorrow.”
Emma Borell, the daughter of Tory and Melinda Borell, graduated from Dighton High School. She will be attending Fort Hays State University, participating in the Hays Honors College program. She plans to receive her bachelor’s degree with a major in music education and a minor in English. Eventually, she would like to return to a rural town to teach high school or junior high. While in high school, she participated in scholars bowl, choir, FFA, honor choir, all-state choir, was the president of National Honor Society, and Junior Leader of the PBL Academy.
Dylan Bruntz is the son of Joel and Melina Bruntz from Bazine. Dylan completed his first year at Fort Hays State University and was a graduate of Ness City High School in 2021. In high school, his academic honors included the Principal’s Honor Roll, Central Prairie League Honors, National Honor Society, and a Kansas Honor Scholar. He participated in football, basketball, FFA, student council, scholars bowl, band and FCA. He was also active in his church, showing livestock, and volunteered for activities benefiting veterans. Dylan plans to graduate from Fort Hays State with a bachelor’s degree in ag business, eventually returning home to farm and ranch.
Taylor Cable, the son of Emily Hrabe, is graduating from Ness City High School this year. Taylor will be attending Pratt Community College to complete the Electric Power Technology program. After graduating, he plans to work for a local cooperative. Taylor was active in football, basketball, FFA, and was on the honor roll.
Amy Foos, the daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Foos, graduated from Ness City High School and plans to attend Wichita State University to pursue a degree in elementary education with the intent to obtain her master’s degree. Amy was active as the Student Council President, in National Honor Society and the Kansas Association for Youth Community Service Director, FCA, volleyball, softball, Ness County Busy Beavers 4-H Club, Ness County Walnut Creek Extension 4-H Council, and Ness County First Baptist Youth Group. She also received academic honors as a Central Prairie League honor student, and the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school.
Jena Ratliff, the daughter of Jason and Lona Ratliff, graduated from Ness City High School and plans to attend Sterling College to study pre-law/criminal justice with the intent to continue on to law school. Jena received academic honors on the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school and was selected to the Central Prairie League Honors. She is active in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCA, FFA, Kansas Association of Youth, National Honor Society, Drug and Alcohol Coalition, scholars bowl, softball, student council, and the school play. Other community activities include the Busy Beaver’s 4-H Club, Generations Church Youth Group, American Legion Auxiliary and several community volunteer activities.
Alexa Reinhart is the daughter of Derek and Jennifer Reinhardt graduating from Ness City High School. She will be attending Sterling College to major in elementary education and to play basketball. She plans on obtaining her master’s degree, eventually returning to a rural community to teach in an elementary classroom while coaching volleyball and basketball. High school activities included volleyball, basketball, track, forensics, FCCLA, KAY, Ness County Coalition for Prevention, National Honor Society, student council, the school play, CPL Honor’s Scholar, and the Principal’s Honor Roll. Other community activities include the Methodist Youth Group and FCLA.