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AEP Announces 2018 AEP Educational Trust Scholarship Winners

by on May 17, 2018

Forty-four sons and daughters of employees throughout the AEP System have been named recipients of 2018 AEP Educational Trust Scholarships.

Forty-four sons and daughters of employees throughout the AEP System have been named recipients of 2018 AEP Educational Trust Scholarships.

Each of the winning scholars will receive $8,000 over a three-year period: $3,000 for the freshman year in college, $2,500 for the sophomore year and $2,500 for the junior year.

A total of 219 students throughout the AEP System applied for the 44 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 1,997 educational awards totaling $9.2 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:

Jessica Burton, daughter of James and Trina Burton. James is a plant reliability optimization manager for Fossil and Hydro Generation in St. Albans, West Virginia. Jessica is a senior at Boyd County High School in Ashland, Kentucky.

Joshua Coffey, son of Don and Katy Coffey. Don is the director of Telecom Enterprise Operations in Gahanna, Ohio. Josh is a senior at Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio.

Chase Colvin, son of Dale Colvin. Dale is a customer service engineer principal for Southwestern Electric Power Company in Shreveport, Louisiana. Chase is a senior at C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport.

Connor Colvin, son of Dale Colvin. Dale is a customer service engineer principal for Southwestern Electric Power Company in Shreveport, Louisiana. Connor is a senior at C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport.

Matthew Davis, son of Scott and Melissa Davis. Scott is a general supervisor in the Chemistry Department at Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. Matthew is a senior at Coloma High School in Coloma, Michigan, and the Berrien County Math and Science Center in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Lauren Frank, daughter of Nate and Tricia Frank. Nate is a nuclear specialist at Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. Lauren is a senior at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Kassie Frohnapfel, daughter of Patrick and Lisa Frohnapfel. Pat is an energy production supervisor senior at the Mitchell Plant in Moundsville, West Virginia. Kassie is a senior at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

Zarah Fulay, daughter of Anthony and Maria Fulay. Anthony is an IT systems analyst specialist senior at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Zarah is a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio.

Benjamin Hancock, son of Todd and Barbara Hancock. Todd is a distribution system inspector for the Roanoke Service Center. Benjamin is a senior at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Daniel Hancock, son of Todd and Barbara Hancock. Todd is a distribution system inspector for the Roanoke Service Center. Daniel is a senior at The Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, as well as Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Cole Hoffman, son of Dave and Kathie Hoffman. Dave is the managing director of Field and Support Services in Columbus, Ohio. Cole is a senior at Meigs High School in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Isaac Hopwood, son of Todd and Theresa Hopwood. Todd is a manager distribution system for Southwestern Electric Power Company in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Isaac is a senior at Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville.

Will Hoyer, son of William and Christine Hoyer. William is a trading manager at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Will is a senior at Bexley High School in Bexley, Ohio.

Eric Johnson, son of Bill and Kim Johnson. Bill is an attorney in the Legal Department in Columbus, Ohio. Eric is a senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio.

Lauren Johnson, daughter of Woody and Tina Johnson. Woody is an equipment operator at AEP’s Conesville Plant in Conesville, Ohio. Lauren is a senior at River View High School in Warsaw, Ohio.

Jeremiah Kincaid, son of Jack Kincaid and Cheryl Rossel. Jack is a senior manager in Accounting Operations in Canton, Ohio. Jeremiah is a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio.

Lindsey Kovach, daughter of Mike and Tonia Kovach. Mike is the plant manager at the Cook Coal Terminal in Metropolis, Ilinois. Lindsey is a senior at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky.

Seth Lawhon, son of Ryan Rupp and Sara Lawhon. Ryan is an IT architect for the Corporate Projects Team in Columbus, Ohio. Seth is a senior at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Rachel Morgan, daughter of Randy and Sandy Morgan. Randy is a deck engineer for the AEP River Transportation Division. Rachel is a senior at East Ridge High School in Lick Creek, Kentucky.

Sreekar Miriyala, son of Venkat and Saritha Miriyala. Venkat is the managing director of Enterprise Resiliency in Columbus, Ohio. Sreekar is a senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio.

Marisa Nicol, daughter of Mark and Jennifer Nicol. Jennifer is a tax analyst principal at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Marisa is a senior at Fairbanks High School in Milford Center, Ohio.

Osheen Oommen, daughter of Thomas and Sheeja Oommen. Sheeja is an IT business systems analyst at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Osheen is a senior at Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Rohith Paidikondala, son of Murali Paidikondala and Lakshmi Kosuri. Murali is an IT senior project manager in Gahanna, Ohio. Rohith is a senior at New Albany High School in New Albany, Ohio.

Natalie Payton, daughter of Gary and Crystal Payton and Joanna and Michael Binegar. Gary is an IT leader senior at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. Natalie is a senior at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, West Virginia.

Angela Rios, daughter of Duve and Sandra Rios. Duve is a transmission dispatcher in Corpus Christi, Texas. Angela is a senior at Bishop High School in Bishop, Texas.

Brock Rosenquist, son of Bart and Mary Rosenquist. Bart is a customer service account representative principal in San Angelo, Texas. Brock is a senior at Wall High School in Wall, Texas.

Landen Ross, daughter of Bernard and Lisa Ross. Bernard is the manager of distribution design for AEP Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. Landen is a senior at Richard M. King High School in Corpus Christi.

Karthik Sastry, son of Ram and Pallavi Sastry. Ram is vice president of Enterprise Innovation and Resiliency. Karthik is a senior at Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Abby Schaefer, daughter of Ben and Jeanne Schaefer. Ben is a fossil plant quality control manager at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Abby is a senior at Christifideles School in Granville, Ohio.

Wade Seidel, son of Drew and Heather Seidel. Drew is plant manager at the Welsh Power Plant in Pittsburg, Texas. Wade is a senior at Pine Tree High School in Longview, Texas.

Corey Sparkman, son of Greg and Tina Sparkman. Greg is a manager distribution system for Kentucky Power Company in the Hazard District. Corey is a senior at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Andrew Steele, son of Randy and Gretchen Steele. Randy is manager of protection and control engineering standards at the AEP Transmission Headquarters in New Albany, Ohio. Andrew is a senior at Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio.

Benjamin Stillions, son of Gary Stillions and Senti Longkumer. Gary is a lab technician at the Dolan Laboratory in Groveport, Ohio. Ben is a senior at Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Ohio.

John Stimpfl, son of Joe and Karen Stimpfl. Joe is an IT manager at the AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. John is a senior at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio.

Shrayes Sunkum, son of Sreehari and Shalini Sunkum. Sreehari is an IT business systems analyst specialist senior at the AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Shrayes is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio.

Lynsey Taylor, daughter of Rod and Patty Taylor. Rod is a fleet technician A for Fleet Services at the John W. Vaughan Center in Salem, Virginia. Lynsey is a senior at Craig County High School in New Castle, Virginia.

Aren Thompson, son of Chris and Jenny Thompson. Chris is a distribution engineering technician senior located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Aren is a senior at the Tulsa School of Arts and Science in Tulsa.

Raven Vance, daughter of Christopher and Erika Vance. Christopher is a control technician senior at the John Amos Plant in St. Albans, West Virginia. Raven is a senior at Nitro High School in Nitro, West Virginia.

Alexis Veigel, daughter of Steve and Gina Veigel. Steve is a line crew supervisor in Canton, Ohio. Alexis is a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio.

Danielle Veigel, daughter of Steve and Gina Veigel. Steve is a line crew supervisor in Canton, Ohio. Danielle is a senior Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio.

Anna Wells, daughter of Tim and Susan Wells. Tim is the manager, Economic & Business Development for AEP in Ohio. Anna is a senior at Rutherford B. Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio.

Jaret Wilcox, son of Eric and Linda Wilcox. Eric is director of transmission estimating at the AEP Transmission Headquarters in New Albany, Ohio. Jaret is a senior at Pickerington High School North in Pickerington, Ohio.

Andrew Williams, son of Mark and Dawn Williams. Mark is an HR business partner senior in Kingsport, Tennessee. Andrew is a senior at Gate City High School in Gate City, Virginia.

Haylee Zigmund, daughter of Bob and Lisa Zigmund. Bob is an IT systems analyst at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Haylee is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio.

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