Each year, North Central Electric Cooperative offers high school seniors whose parents or guardians are North Central Electric members the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship. Candidates submit an application, and finalists in the boys’ and girls’ divisions are interviewed by a panel of judges. The judges base their scores on the students’ poise, community and school involvement, academics, personality, and cooperative knowledge. This year, Carson McCarthy is the top winner. He recieves $3,000 in scholarship funds and won $2,150 as the 3rd place winner from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.
Carson McCarthy, 18, of Buckeye Central High School, is the son of Scott and Kelly McCarthy of Auburn Township. He is a member of National Honor Society (NHS), student council, and Quiz Bowl and is class president. He also participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 4-H and Crawford County Leadership Cohort and is a Junior Achievement volunteer. Carson served as the cooperative ambassador for Youth Tour in 2017. He plans to attend Miami University and major in computer science and engineering.
Madison Norman, 18, of Seneca East High School, is the daughter of Heth and Amanda Norman of Scipio Township. She is a member of NHS, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Spanish Club, and Book Club. She also participated in 4-H, FFA, and Junior Fair Board and is a humane society volunteer. Madison plans to attend Findlay University, majoring in pre-veterinary medicine.
Madilyn Slingwine, 18, of Clyde High School, is the daughter of Marc and Erika Slingwine of Adams Township. She is a member of NHS, Spanish Club, Key Club, and choir. She also participates in 4-H with her horses and has served as a member of the Seneca
County Junior Fair Board, served as fair royalty at the Attica Independent and the Seneca County fairs, and is a member of Seneca County Junior Leadership. Madilyn plans to attend Bowling Green State University and major in workforce education and development, business and marketing education.
Conner Miller, 18, of Wynford High School, is the son of Matt and Jodi Miller of Holmes Township. He is a member of NHS, student council, and FFA. As an active FFA member, he has participated in State Soils, State Public Speaking, and has been the Nature State Public Team Leader. Conner works at Brokensword Apiaries, his family’s local company. He plans to attend Ohio Northern University for nursing.
Louise Freeland Scholarship
Mikayla Snavely, 18, of Seneca East High School, is the daughter of Rodney and Brenda Snavely of Adams Township. She is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, yearbook, and FFA. She also particaptes in 4-H and has served on the Attica Independent Junior Fair Board. Mikayla plans on attending Bowling Green State University and studying to become a intervention specialist.