Pioneer Electric Cooperative announced today that John T. Morgan Academy graduating senior Maggie Holladay has been awarded one of two $1,000 Electric Cooperative Foundation scholarships. Graduating high school seniors served by the cooperative are eligible to compete for the scholarships.
Holladay is Executive President of Morgan Academy Student Government Association, AISA State SGA Executive Vice President, varsity head cheerleader, and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Senior Beta Club and Morgan Academy Christian Organization. She represented her school as an Alabama Girls State delegate, ALFA Youth Leadership Conference delegate and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership delegate. She is active in community organizations, including Benton Baptist Church, Safe Harbor (Sav A Life), BOSCO House Food Kitchen and Selma Area Food Bank.
She plans to attend Auburn University, majoring in biomedical sciences.
“Commitment to local communities is one of our founding principles, and Pioneer Electric Cooperative invests in young people and their pursuit of higher education,” said Christi Scruggs, Pioneer Electric Cooperative communications director. “We have outstanding students in our service area, and we are honored to support them in achieving their academic goals.”
The Electric Cooperative Foundation was formed by rural electric cooperatives throughout Alabama to give back to communities in the form of scholarships for qualifying high school seniors. This year, an independent Electric Cooperative Foundation selection committee evaluated 21 applications from students in Pioneer Electric’s service area. Since its formation, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships.