Dakota Energy awards 2023 scholarships
The Board of Directors of Dakota Energy Cooperative, Inc., is pleased to announce that eight students will receive scholarships totaling $6,000.
To qualify for the scholarships, winners must be children or dependents of a Dakota Energy member or employee.
In addition, scholarship criteria are academic record, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, adult appraisal, work experience, and other factors.
Basin Electric Scholarships
• Mya Boomsma, a senior at Wolsey-Wessington High School, was awarded a $1,000 Basin Electric Member Cooperative Consumer scholarship. She plans to attend North Dakota State College of Science to study Dental Hygiene. Mya’s parents are Andy and Julie Boomsma of Wolsey.
• Erin Moncur, a senior at Dakota Wesleyan University, was awarded a $1,000 Basin Electric Member Employee scholarship. She attends Dakota Wesleyan University to study Accounting. Erin’s parents are Dakota Energy’s Manager of Finance and Administration, Mike Moncur, and his wife, Shelley, Miller.
L to R: Kaitlyn Kahre, Wolsey; Erin Moncur, Miller; Trevor Werdel, Ree Heights; Carson Zomer, Huron
Dakota Energy Scholarships
• Carson Zomer, a student at Mitchell Technical Institute, was awarded a $1,000 Dakota Energy Electrician Scholarship to attend Mitchell Technical Institute to study Electrical Construction and Maintenance. Carson’s parents are Dakota Energy’s Manager of Operations Matt Zomer and his wife Kerri, Huron.
• Dylan Hass, a senior at Miller High School, was awarded a $1,000 Dakota Energy Line Worker Scholarship to attend Mitchell Technical Institute to study Power Line Construction and Maintenance. Dylan’s parents are Dustin and Kerry Hass, Wessington.
• Lexi Burma, a senior at Iroquois High School, was chosen to receive a $500 Dakota Energy scholarship. She plans to attend Dakota Wesleyan University to study Elementary and Special Education. Lexi’s parents are Wade and Jodi Burma of Iroquois.
• Jake Holforty, a senior at Huron High School, was chosen to receive a $500 Dakota Energy scholarship. He plans to attend South Dakota State University to study Music Entrepreneurship. Jake’s parents are Jason and Heidi Holforty of Huron.
• Kaitlyn Kahre, a senior at Wolsey-Wessington High School, was chosen to receive a $500 Dakota Energy scholarship. She plans to attend Black Hills State University to study Elementary Education. Kaitlyn’s parents are Bret and Seran Kahre of Wolsey.
• Trevor Werdel, a senior at Miller High School, was chosen to receive a $500 Dakota Energy scholarship. He plans to attend South Dakota State University to study Agricultural Engineering. Trevor’s parents are Dave and Kim Werdel of Ree Heights.