WCEC Awards $6,000 to Adult Learners
The winners of Wood County Electric Cooperatives (WCEC) annual scholarships for adult learners pursuing post-secondary education have been chosen. Member applicants age 21 or over submitted an essay
describing their educational goals and their future plans. The three winners of $2,000 scholarships each are:
Kamie Bishop, Alba; Pam Gambrel, Winnsboro; and Shanna Hayes, Quitman.
Bishop, a mother of three, works in admissions at Christus Trinity Mother Francis where she is passionate about providing better health care. Kamie volunteers her time to Special Kids' Farm and Ranch Day in Golden and for the benefit of the Golden Sweet Potato Festival. She and her husband Justin are members of the First Baptist Church of Alba. She attends Tyler Junior College and is pursuing a degree in Healthcare Administration.
Gambrel is an A
ssistant Principal at Winnsboro Elementary School. She and her husband Eric are the parents of two college students. Pam volunteers her time in support of Camp Deer Run and she also teaches bible classes at Winnsboro Church of Christ. She is attending Abilene Christian University where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Occupational Leadership.
Hayes, the mother of four, is a fulltime pre-k paraprofessional at Quitman Elementary School. She is an active member of the Myrtle Springs Baptist Church. Shanna is also Vice President of the Quitman Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization. She is attending Stephen F. Austin in pursuit of an Elementary Education degree.
Of the recipients,
WCEC CEO/General Manager Debbie Robinson said, "We are so pleased to offer these scholarships to adult members each year. All of the applicants are already contributing to our communities in positive ways while furthering their education. They are an inspiration, and this program is a way for us to support their industrious natures."