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Victory Electric Scholarship Winners Announced

Ten local students whose families are served by The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., have earned a $1,000 Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship. The scholarships are designed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic success as well as showing a commitment to bettering their community. 

  • Derek Bogner of Cimarron, son of Jeff and Chandra Bogner and a senior at Cimarron High School
  • Haylee Brown of Ensign, daughter of Tim and Jackie Brown and a senior at South Gray High School
  • Andrea Bryant of Cimarron, daughter of Gary and Melinda Bryant and a junior at Kansas State University
  • Mireya Chacon of Dodge City, daughter of Mario and Idalia Chacon and a senior at Dodge City High School
  • Sydney Foster of Dodge City, daughter of Dave and Summer Foster and a senior at Dodge City High School
  • Faith Imel of Bucklin, daughter of Matt and Danielle Imel and a senior at Bucklin High School
  • Kameron Lowery of Dodge City, daughter of Matt and Tavi Lowery and a senior at Dodge City High School
  • Justin Morrison of Cimarron, son of Clint and Loretta Morrison and a senior at 4M Academy
  • Aidan Trent of Dodge City, son of Kerry Trent and a senior at Dodge City High School
  • Madelyn Wright of Dodge City, daughter of Brendan Wright and Dawnelle Priest and a senior at Dodge City High School

 “We congratulate the 2018 scholarship winners and are proud to reward the students for their academic success and dedication to their community,” said Shane Laws, Victory Electric CEO. “As a not-for-profit cooperative, one of our guiding principles is ‘Commitment to Community,’ and I can’t think of a better way than a scholarship program to give back to the communities we serve and encourage youth to be involved in their own community.”

The name of the scholarship honors the Lightner family of Plymell, Kansas. Richard Lightner has been on Victory Electric’s board of trustees for 36 years and his father, George, served 31 years previous. Both strongly supported Victory Electric’s community and youth programs.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be an active member in good standing with the cooperative, or a dependent of such member. Applicants must be a student or entering an accredited trade school, college or university (two or four year).

For more information, please visit the scholarship page at or contact Jerri Imgarten at 620-371-7730 or

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