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Lauren Usherwood to Receive Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Web posted April 29, 2014
Lauren Usherwood of Emily has been selected to receive the Bud Morrow Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation, according to Robert Olson, General Manager, Emily Cooperative Telephone Company. The Bud Morrow Scholarship is one of five $2,000 scholarships being awarded by the MTA Foundation this year. Lauren will be graduating fromCrosby-Ironton High School and plans to attend Crown College. She is the daughter of Terry and Angie Usherwood.

“Beginning in August of this year, I will be attending Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN where I will major in Secondary Science Education. After college, I plan to teach high school science, and to teach it with passion.” said Lauren in her scholarship application.

In awarding the scholarship to Lauren, Robert said, “We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in Lauren to get a college education. Rural communities need educated and talented young people like Lauren to be our leaders of the future. It makes us all proud at Emily Cooperative Telephone Company when one of the statewide winners is selected from our area.”

The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization based in St. Paul representing over 46telephone companies and cooperatives in the state.

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