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Duke Energy Announces Academic Scholars for 2012 June 1, 2012

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Duke Energy announced today that 20 children of company employees have been selected to receive 2012 Duke Energy Foundation scholarships.

Fifteen recipients will receive up to $5,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university in the United States. Five students were named alternates and will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarship recipients must be graduating high school/secondary school seniors and are chosen annually by an independent committee of judges. The committee reviews and selects applicants based on their performance in academics, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, work experience and financial need.

“Education has been critical to the economic growth within the regions served by Duke Energy. With the national attention on the rising cost of post-secondary education, programs that support some of our brightest students are very important,” said Stick Williams, president of the Duke Energy Foundation.

Scholarship Recipients
Katherine Acken of Charlotte, N.C.
– a student at Charlotte Catholic High School, she is the daughter of Karen Acken 

Morgan Alexander of Georgetown, Ohio – a student at Georgetown Junior- Senior High School, she is the daughter of Brian Alexander

Jordan Brown of Gastonia, N.C. – a student at Gaston Christian School in Gastonia, he is the son of Kelly Brown

Myrtle Bryant of York, S.C. – a student at Clover High School in Clover, S.C., she is the daughter of Morris Bryant

John Custer of Clemson, S.C. – a student at D.W. Daniel High School in Central, S.C., he is the son of Fred Custer

Amber Ferlisi of Charlotte, N.C. – a student at Providence High School in Charlotte, she is the daughter of Mark Ferlisi

Christina Holbrooks of Mooresville, N.C. – a student at Mooresville Senior High School, she is the daughter of Greg Holbrooks

Carey Hovis of Charlotte, N.C. – a student at Gaston Christian School in Gastonia, she is the daughter of Eric Hovis

Kayla Mc Collum of Huntersville, N.C. – a student at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, she is the daughter of Jerry Mc Collum

Hannah Moyers of Charlotte, N.C. – a student at Morningside Christian Academy (homeschool) in Charlotte, she is the daughter of Edward Moyers

Zoe Pruitt of Charlotte, N.C. – a student at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, she is the daughter of Kay Pruitt

Joseph Rhyne of Dallas, N.C. – a student at North Gaston Senior High School in Dallas, he is the son of Jeffrey Rhyne

Michael Sakano of Kernersville, N.C. – a student at East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, he is the son of Van Sakano

Andrea Walton of Princeton, Ind. – a student at Princeton Community High School, she is the daughter of Linda Walton

Bridgette Welch of Pendleton, S.C. – a student at Pendleton High School, she is the daughter of Edward Welch

Alternates
Sarah Griffin of Charlotte, N.C.
– a student at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, she is the daughter of Timothy Griffin

Meredith Kilburn of Fort Mill, S.C. – a student at Fort Mill High School, she is the daughter of Gary Kilburn

Mary Stewart Leatherwood of Easley, S.C. – a student at Wren High School in Piedmont, she is the daughter of Robert Leatherwood

Riley Marshall of Charlotte, N.C. – a student at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, she is the daughter of Steve Marshall

Ben Scruggs of Belmont, N.C. – a student at South Point High School in Belmont, he is the son of Don Scruggs

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 12 million people. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

 

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Tom Shiel
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