Nine seniors to receive First Electric scholarships

Jacksonville — First Electric Cooperative will award a $2,000 college scholarship to nine recent high school graduates living in the cooperative’s five districts. 

Scholarship recipients for 2021 include: 

Tuesday Melton
Diego Rubio
Lee Glover-Langdon
Avery Mahan
Eliza Smith
Aleigha Smith

• Tuesday Melton of Bauxite; Benton High School

• Julio Acosta of Bauxite; Bauxite High School

• Diego Rubio of Heber Springs; Heber Springs High School

• Abigail West of Ida; Concord High School

• Lee Glover-Langdon of Lonoke; Lonoke High School

• Eliza Smith of Austin; Cabot High School

• Aleigha Smith of Searcy; Searcy High School

• Avery Mahan of Houston; Bigelow High School

• Jessalyn Ahrens of DeWitt; DeWitt High School

Scholarships are funded by the co-op’s Operation Round-Up program. First Electric members who participate in Operation Round-Up volunteer to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount. That money is held in a trust and given as scholarships to high school seniors and as donations to local nonprofit organizations.