First Wind has announced that Kelsey Mitchell, a senior at Millard High School in Fillmore, Utah, is the first recipient of its First Wind Scholars program. Launched in October 2009, First Wind Scholars is designed to support local high school students that display strong potential for a successful college experience, as well as interest in the environment, energy or the sciences.
Mitchell will receive a $3,000 scholarship that can be applied toward her tuition at Southern Utah University, where she will begin her studies in forensic science this fall.
Mitchell was selected based on a number of factors, including academic performance, standardized test scores, community service activity and a 300-word essay. Mitchell has been a leader both inside the classroom as well as outside, where she has been active in student government, athletics, the National Honor Society, and the Governor's Youth Council, according to First Wind.
‘Kelsey is a terrific young woman with a great future ahead of her,’ says Dennis Alldredge, principal at Millard High School. ‘We are confident she will continue to do an excellent job of representing the many other students and people of Millard and Beaver County that have been inspired by the Milford Wind project.’
Located in Millard and Beaver counties, the first phase of the 204 MW Milford Wind Corridor project began commercial operation in November 2009 and features 97 wind turbines.
SOURCE: First Wind