Seven scholarships were presented at Palmetto Electric Cooperative's annual meeting.
Several Lowcountry students also were recognized for their artwork, and three were chosen to represent the utility at a youth conference in Washington.
Five students received scholarships from the Palmetto Electric Trust: Nazli Flores and James Wiggins Jr. from Hilton Head Island High School, Sydni Shaffer from Patrick Henry Academy, Charrae Priester from Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, and Jamie Padgett from Wade Hampton High School. Each PET scholarship winner is eligible to receive up to $5,000 per year for four consecutive years.
Three high school juniors were selected to represent Palmetto Electric in the Washington Youth Tour. The representatives are Nicole Oliver from Bluffton High School, Kayla Hasty from Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School and Emily Wilson from Wade Hampton High School.
Winners of the utility's art competition were: first place, Allison Hughes, Hilton Head High, $750 prize; second place, Dylan Helman, Hilton Head High, $500 prize; third place, Devante McConnell, Ridgeland-Hardeeville High, $250 prize.
- Two scholarships were awarded by Palmetto Electric's Women Involved in Rural Electrification organization. Emma McGoldrick from Hilton Head Island High School and George Skinner from Wade Hampton High School each received a $1,000 scholarship.