SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 6 - June 2017

College scholarships awarded to four local high school seniors

SMECO awarded four scholarships to high school seniors for 2017. Each year, SMECO awards four college scholarships to students who live in the Cooperative’s service area. Scholarships are based on the applicants' scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. SMECO has awarded scholarships to 100 students in the 25 years since beginning the program in 1993.

The following students each received a $1,500 college scholarship this year.

Dawson Jewell, son of Kevin and Melissa Jewell of Charlotte Hall, is a graduate of La Plata High School. Jewell, who plans to obtain a degree in Criminal Justice, will be attending the College of Southern Maryland. Jewell has been active in sports, including football, track, and lacrosse, and he has served as a volunteer firefighter.

Daniel McCollum, son of Theresa McCollum of Mechanicsville, is a graduate of Great Mills High School. McCollum served as a mentor in Oakville Elementary School’s Future Leaders of the World program, and he was the president and a founder of the Great Mills Debate Club. He plans to attend Christopher Newport University in Virginia to become a teacher.

Kyshira Simmons, daughter of Quitasha Simmons of Brandywine, graduated from the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College. She received Academic Excellence awards and an Outstanding Leader Award. Simmons plans to pursue a degree in Psychology at Towson University.

Malik Simpkins, son of Danyale Ury of Waldorf, graduated from North Point High School. He received an Academic Letter and an Academic Pin. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and was listed on the Principal’s Honor roll. Simpkins plans to attend the University of Maryland to study computer engineering.

SMECO provides scholarships to local students who excel in their endeavors and who show promise in their chosen field of study.