SWCE awards scholarships to “Class of 2023” high school graduates

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric awarded $1,000 scholarships to 16 high school seniors who graduated this past school year.

A portion of the funds to support these scholarships come from unclaimed capital credit equity.

Steele-Waseca’s scholarship program has awarded $214,250 in scholarships since the program was established in 1954.

The recipients are a dependent of a Steele-Waseca member and will be attending a two- or four-year technical school or college full time this fall. The recipients were selected by their respective high schools. This year’s recipients include:

•     Jasmine LaCanne, Bethlehem Academy, the daughter of Matt and Jaime LaCanne, Faribault.

•    Madison Lea, Blooming Prairie, the daughter of Kent and Kim Lea, Blooming Prairie.

•     Emma Kramer, Byron, the daughter of David Kramer, Hayfield and Andrea Boon, Byron.

•   Isabella Clausen, Faribault, the daughter of Brian and Kim Clausen, Faribault.

•  Reese Bauman, Hayfield, the daughter of Neil and Jessica Bauman, Blooming Prairie.

•   Leah Proehl, Maple River, the daughter of Rick and Gena Proehl, Minnesota Lake.

•    Payton Ristau, Medford, the daughter of Mark and Diane Ristau, Medford.

•  Grace Tumasmith, New Prague, the daughter of Christopher and MaryAnn Tumasmith, Lonsdale.

•  Gavin Wilkenson, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, the son of Daniel Wilkenson and Billie Jo Jenniges, New Richland.

•  Drew Nelson, Northfield, the son of Pat Nelson, Northfield, and Katie Nelson, Faribault.

•   Sarah Snitker, Owatonna, the daughter of Grant and Paula Snitker, Owatonna.

•   Wyatt Meyer, St. Clair, the son of Dave and Jennifer Meyer, Mapleton.

•    Riley Skluzacek, Tri-City United, the son of Jesse and Gail Skluzacek, Lonsdale.

•  Zale Bushlack, United South Central, the son of Chris and Betsy Bushlack, New Richland.

•  Miranda Breck, Waseca, the daughter of Todd and Kelly Breck, Janesville.

• Jenessa Baumgarten, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, the daughter of Kristine Baumgarten, Morristown, and Jason Baumgarten, Warsaw.