EMPOWERING THE EnergyUnited is pleased to announce its 2022
Empowering the Future scholarship winners: Sonya Eason of Huntersville and Sydney Loflin of Denton. Both students will
receive $5,000 college scholarships from EnergyUnited to cover qualifying educational expenses.
FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Eason is a senior at
Hopewell High School. She will be attending Duke University in the fall, exploring interests in both engineering and global
health. Eason is part of her high school’s Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Technical Honor Society. Outside
of school, she serves as a Blood Donor Ambassador for the American Red Cross and a regular volunteer for Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation.
Loflin, a senior at HOPE Academy, plans to attend North Carolina State University this fall to study
Agriculture Education. Loflin hopes to pursue a career in the classroom or in a non-traditional education setting. She is
passionate about the environment and sustainability. She enjoys baking, taxidermy and is also a seamstress, notably sewing
her own prom dress using plastic Walmart bags.
“EnergyUnited is proud to ‘empower the future’ by investing
in education and by supporting community-focused programs,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited.
“Sydney and Sonya have both demonstrated academic excellence and a sincere commitment to volunteer community service,
two heavily weighted factors that are prioritized by our scholarship selection committee.”
This year, EnergyUnited
celebrated the 5-year anniversary of its Empowering the Future scholarship program. All seniors who live in a residence
or attend a high school served by EnergyUnited are eligible to apply each year. EnergyUnited will begin accepting applications
next year on January 1, 2023.
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC)
is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 135,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville,
EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of 19 counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander,
Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph,
Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more about your local