MMUA Scholarship Contest Winners Selected

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MMUA Scholarship Contest Winners Selected

April 30, 2019

The MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award winners were selected Thursday, April 25.  The top four essays in the 19th annual contest are:

  • First Place: Riley Wempner, Austin
  • Second Place:  Rebecca Brown, Alexandria
  • Third Place: Shelby Zander, Shakopee
  • Fourth Place: Elizabeth Trebelhorn, Winthrop

The first-place scholarship carries an award of $2,000, second place $1,500, third place $1,000 and fourth place $500.

The contest was created as a public relations tool to increase the awareness of public power and create goodwill in the community for the local municipally-owned utility.  Essay theme was “Municipal Utilities: Good for All of Us.” 

The essays were initially submitted to the governing body of the local utility.  Winners of the local contests were then entered in the statewide contest.  Judges included five MMUA member utility representatives and one MMUA staff member. Judges ranked their top four essays, point values were assigned and winners selected.

The award is named in honor of the late Tom Bovitz, a firm believer in the value of education, who was a former general manager of Hibbing Public Utilities and MMUA president. MMUA, headquartered in Plymouth, represents the interests of the state’s 124 municipally-owned electric and 33 municipally-owned gas utilities.

MMUA thanks all its members who forwarded contest materials to their local schools and all contest entrants.

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