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Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and KSFY Television have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school senior's throughout the region. "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" has been celebrating the achievements of high school seniors since 2002. Recipients are highly motivated high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. This program was founded on the four pillars of Touchstone Energy: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and a Commitment to Community. For more information on the program please call your local Touchstone Energy cooperative.

Clay-Union Electric Corporation and Vermillion High School are pleased to announce Justin Sorensen as a Touchstone Energy® Scholar of the Week winner for the week of November 25, 2018 - December 1, 2018. The scholar of the week program is a partnership between KSFY Television, Clay-Union Electric Corporation and other local Touchstone Energy Cooperatives that honors accomplished high school students.

As a Scholar of the Week, Justin will be featured in a weekly segment on KSFY and will receive a scholarship from Clay-Union Electric Corporation. Justin is also now eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship or one of two $500 scholarships that will be given away this spring at the annual Scholar of the Year banquet.

“Clay-Union Electric Corporation salutes Justin and all students who set an example of hard work and high academic standards,” said Jackie Williams with Clay-Union Electric Corporation.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are local, active members of their communities, dedicated to building our communities and improving our way of life. Since the Scholar of the Week program began, more than $80,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 530 students. The program is a great partnership between local Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and their members and truly captures the commitment that electric cooperatives have to the communities they serve.

Nominations for the weekly awards are submitted by area school principals and faculty, whose selections were based on excellence in the classroom and service in the community.

General manager Chris Larson was proud to present a $100 check to Justin Sorensen for being the Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week for November 26th. Justin was nominated by Gretchen Scoblic, English Teacher. Justin is the son of Tim and Amy Sorensen.

Previous Clay-Union Electric Winners:

Alexander Palecek, Yankton High School

Madisen Martinez, Vermillion High School

Brandon VanOsdel, Gayville-Volin

Hope Knedler, Vermillion

Joe Miller, Vermillion

Katherine Brockevelt, Vermillion

David Wang, Vermillion

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