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AEP announces 2014 Educational Award winners

by on May 9, 2014

Forty-two sons and daughters of employees throughout the AEP System have been named recipients of 2014 AEP Educational Awards.

Each of the winning scholars will receive $7,000 over a three-year period: $2,500 for the freshman year in college, $2,500 for the sophomore year and $2,000 for the junior year.

A total of 269 students throughout the AEP System applied for the 42 available scholarships, which were open to employees’ children who are seniors in high school and plan to enter college this fall.

Winners were selected by two independent scholastic judges based on each student’s class rank, grade point average, test scores, recommendations, autobiographical presentation, special qualities or talents, leadership abilities, extracurricular activities and citizenship.

AEP has given 1,825 educational awards totaling nearly $7.9 million since the program began in 1955 with a single $500 award. If a student receives a full scholarship to the institution of choice, he or she will give up the AEP award and an alternate will be selected.

This year’s winners are:

Bailey Armstrong, daughter of Glenna and Joe Armstrong. Glenna is a principal Information Technology business system analyst at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Bailey is a senior at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio.

Drew Arnold, son of Kay and Doug Arnold. Doug is a principal analyst in the Market Risk Oversight group in Columbus, Ohio. Drew is a senior at Pickerington North High School in Pickerington, Ohio.

Anna Aylor, daughter of Jeff and Pam Aylor. Jeff is a senior Information Technology developer at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Anna is a senior at Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio.

Tyler Begg, son of Alan and Janet Begg. Alan is a station electrician A in Lima, Ohio. Tyler is a senior at Bluffton High School in Bluffton, Ohio.

Hannah Bishop, daughter of Henry and Donna Bishop. Henry is an electrical engineer in Regional Office 5 in Shreveport, La. Hannah is a senior at Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport.

Sarah Collins, daughter of Douglas and Jennifer Collins. Douglas is a principal turbine services engineer at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Sarah is a senior at Canal Winchester High School in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

Andrew Cooper, son of Curt and Bonnie Cooper. Curt is director of employee benefits at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Andrew is a senior at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio.

Logan Davenport, son of Steve and Tamara Davenport. Steve is a line mechanic A at Appalachian Power Company in Lynchburg, Va. Logan is a senior at Liberty High School in Bedford, Va.

Jacob Day, son of Ryan and Rachelle Day. Ryan is a general servicer at Public Service Company of Oklahoma out of the Okmulgee, Okla., office. Jacob is a senior at Henryetta High School in Henryetta, Okla.

Stephanie Hayden, daughter of Darin and Kellie Hayden. Darin is a building mechanic at the Athens Service Center in Athens, Ohio. Stephanie is a senior at Logan High School in Logan, Ohio.

Riley Hevener, daughter of Tom and Jane Hevener. Tom is a senior distribution projects coordinator for Appalachian Power Company in Bluefield, W.Va. Riley is a senior at Giles High School in Pearisburg, Va.

Tyler Jones, son of Doug and Elaine Jones. Doug is an energy production supervisor III at the John Amos Plant in Winfield, W.Va. Tyler is a senior at Winfield High School in Winfield.

Brian King, son of Dave and Beth King. Dave is manager of Steam Generation Equipment Engineering at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Brian is a senior at Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Sara Knowles, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Knowles. Robert is the supervisor of distribution planning for AEP Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. Sara is a senior at Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi.

Cassandra Laios, daughter of Takis and Beverly Laios. Takis is a manager in the Transmission Asset Strategy & Policy group at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Beverly is a principal engineer in the Advanced Transmission Studies & Technologies group in Gahanna, Ohio. Cassandra is a senior at Thomas Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio.

Rebecca Lee, daughter of David and Kara Lee. David is a senior engineer in Region 4 Plant Engineering in Tulsa, Okla. Rebecca is a senior at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Madison Marshall, daughter of Terry and Susie Marshall. Terry is a system operator senior at the John Amos Plant in Winfield, W.Va. Madison is a senior at St. Albans High School in St. Albans, W.Va.

Gabrielle May, daughter of Robert and Elaine May. Robert is a shift manager at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Mich. Elaine is a staff chemist Cook Plant. Gabrielle is a senior at Decatur High School in Decatur, Mich.

Madison Miller, daughter of Chris and Pam Miller. Chris is an Information Technology manager at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Madison is a senior at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio.

Sarah Minkler, daughter of Carolyn and Don Minkler. Carolyn is a planning supervisor at AEP River Operations in St. Louis, Mo. Sarah is a senior at the Missouri Academy in Maryville, Mo.

Bailey Morgan, daughter of Reid and Jill Morgan. Reid is a technician specialist senior in Customer Design at AEP Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. Bailey is a senior at Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi.

Logan Morris, son of Ricky Morris and Beverly Hayden. Ricky is a maintenance supervisor at Pirkey Power Plant in Hallsville, Texas. Logan is a senior at Henderson High School in Henderson, Texas.

Jason Ng, son of John and Thu Ng. John is a supervisor for Transmission Line Engineering Standards in Gahanna, Ohio. Jason is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio.

Leah Osterloh, daughter of Pam and Steve Osterloh. Pam is a senior EE/DR coordinator at AEP Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. Leah is a senior at Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi.

Luke Palmer, son of Karen and Ron Palmer. Karen is the right-of-way agent senior for the Fort Wayne District at Indiana Michigan Power Company in Fort Wayne, Ind. Luke is a senior at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.

John Pesek, son of Mike and Becky Pesek. Mike is a safety consultant for AEP Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. John is a senior at Odem High School in Odem, Texas.

Kyle Pohlman, son of Russell and Laura Pohlman. Russell is a line mechanic A for AEP Ohio in Van Wert, Ohio. Kyle is a senior at St. John’s High School in Delphos, Ohio.

Remy Powell, son of David and Nancy Powell. Dave is director of Plant Engineering and Compliance Programs at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Remy is a senior at St. Charles Preparatory School in Columbus, Ohio.

Madison Pratt, daughter of Paul and Kathy Pratt. Paul is the consumer programs manager for Southwestern Electric Power Company in Shreveport, La. Madison is a senior at C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport.

Ruoheng “Eric” Qiu, son of Annie Sun and Qun Qiu. Annie is an Information Technology software developer at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and Qun is a principal engineer in Transmission Protection & Control Engineering in Gahanna, Ohio. Eric is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Katelyn Robinson, daughter of Shawn and Laura Robinson. Shawn is the director of West Transmission Planning in Tulsa, Okla. Katelyn is a senior at Mingo Valley Christian School in Tulsa.

Michael Rozsa, son of Mike and Robin Rozsa. Mike is the managing director of Information Technology Business Applications at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Michael is a senior at Tri-Valley High School in Dresden, Ohio.

Elizabeth Sarkel, daughter of Ed and Lori Sarkel. Ed is a manager of financial analysis in Commercial Operations at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Elizabeth is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio.

Katie Smith, daughter of Tracy and Julie Smith. Tracy is production manager at the Central Maintenance Facility in Shreveport, La. Katie is a senior at C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport.

Laura Stegner, daughter of Brent and Margaret Stegner. Brent is manager, Distribution Training, Human Performance and Work Procedures at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Laura is a senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio.

Anissa Trevino, daughter of Benny and Veronica Trevino. Benny is a protection and control technician at the Lon Hill Service Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Veronica is an administrative associate in Human Resources in Corpus Christi. Anissa is a senior at Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi.

Dustin White, son of Rick and LaDonna White. Rick is a lineman at Southwestern Electric Power Company in Longview, Texas. Dustin is a senior at Union Grove High School in Gladewater, Texas.

Krystin White, daughter of Gene and Toni White. Gene is a senior pumpman for the Energy Production Department at the John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant in Fulton, Ark. Krystin is a senior at Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Texas.

Tanner Wick, son of Todd and Lori Wick. Todd is a supervisor in Transmission Line Engineering in Gahanna, Ohio. Tanner is a senior at Louisville High School in Louisville, Ohio.

Mark Wolf, son of Jeff and Beth Wolf. Jeff is a transmission construction representative stationed out of Benton Harbor, Mich., currently working at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Mich. Mark is a senior at St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, Mich.

Emily Woodard, daughter of Steve and Anne Woodard. Steve is a maintenance supervisor at the Conesville Plant in Conesville, Ohio. Emily is a senior at Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster, Ohio.

Christopher Wooten, son of Greg and Mary Jo Wooten. Greg is a senior engineer in Environmental Services at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Chris is a senior at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Ohio.

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