RUSHFORD, Minn. – MiEnergy Cooperative awarded $70,000 in scholarships to high school students who exemplify community commitment. The scholarships were funded through unclaimed capital credits that otherwise would have been turned over to the state. Recipients listed by high school:

Aquinas: Ellie E. Kath.

Caledonia:  Sasha McLees,, Grace Myhre, Brianna Stemper, Lillian M. Doyle, Sadie Treptow, Amber Stemper.

Chatfield: Lauren Elizabeth Cole, Zayda Thieke Priebe.

Cotter: Alessia Maria Velasquez Nitti.

Crestwood: Chance Everett-Charles Carter, Emily Grayce Voyna, Lyli Kunert.

Decorah: Melia Kruse, Ashley Schneberger,; Drew White, Abby Halverson,; Sage Katherine Wedmann, Emily Grace Carolan, Kassidy Rae Steines.

Houston: Ethan Hargrove, Maci Woodard, Calley A. Colsch, Caden Charles Ness, Karalee Christensen, Therese Jore.

Kingsland: Isaac Hauser.

LaCrescent-Hokah: Lydia Rosendahl.

Lanesboro: Ella Jane Cambern, Brielle Ruen, Carson Ruen, Adam Ruen.

LeRoy-Ostrander: Anna Dru Welsh, Kylie Jo Welsh.

Lewiston-Altura: Melanie Wardwell, Elise Marie Sommer, Emma Marie Mueller, Matthew Schell,; Anna Christine Hennessy, Katelyn Ketchum, Anissa Neu.

Mabel-Canton: Emily Ann Carolan.

New Hampton: Bailey Kriener, Chloe Reicherts, Zachary Utley.

Onalaska Luther: Madelynn Carol Marie Crabtree, Rachel Mae Koenig, Evan Erdman, Faithe Rupprecht, Kayleigh Anderson.

Riceville: Mitchel Marr.

Rushford-Peterson: Olivia Thompson, Malachi Bunke, Brianne Papenfuss, Emarie Jacobson.

Spring Grove: Marah Jean Mathison, Ashlyn Hammel.

St. Charles: Carter Mathison.

South Winneshiek: Shaun Klimesh, Janessa Kay Zweibahmer, Jenna Sadler, Holly Jane Schmitt.

Stewartville: Nicole Brianna Schultz, Samantha Feine, Dyllon Lohmann.  

Turkey Valley: Jalyssa Blazek, Josie Mai Weber, Garrett Bradlee Kurtenbach.

Van Meter: Dustin J. Barth.

Winona: Andrew Robert Wooden.