Watauga Students Awarded Scholarships from Blue Ridge Energy

Last Updated on June 20, 2018 8:14 pm

Boone, North Carolina(June 20, 2018) Blue Ridge Energy recently awarded $33,000 in college scholarships to 12 students across its service area seeking to further their academic goals. The scholarships are part of the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track program designed to help high school students better prepare for acceptance into the college of their dreams. The scholarships are renewable and total up to $4,000 each.

In Watauga County, three students received a total of $8,000. The recipients are:

Isabella Templeton, daughter of Catherine Templeton, $2,000 to attend Mary Baldwin University;

Heather Miller, daughter of Annette and Dale Miller, $2,000 to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University;

Montana Mills, daughter of Rebecca and Travis Johnson, $4,000 to attend Appalachian State University;

Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track students begin preparing for college in their freshman or sophomore year and develop leadership, interview and public speaking skills while preparing for the college acceptance process. As seniors, Leadership Track students are invited to apply for renewable scholarships worth up to $4,000 each.

This year marks the 59th year Blue Ridge Energy has awarded college scholarships. To date, 462 area students and citizens have received $478,000 to help them attend the college of their choice.

For more information about the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track, visit our website,, click on “Community” tab or contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations, at 759-8994 or,

Blue Ridge Energy is a member owned electric cooperative serving some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Wilkes, Avery, and Alexander counties. It also includes a propane heating fuels subsidiary and business-to-business telecommunications subsidiary.

Photo: (left to right): Blue Ridge Board Member J.B. Lawrence, Montana Mills, Isabella Templeton, Heather Miller, Watauga District Manager Susan Jones, Blue Ridge Board Member Tom Trexler.

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