Each year, Hendricks Power awards scholarships to local high school seniors. Winners are chosen based on academics, community involvement, and an essay submission. This year's essay prompt was, "Which cooperative principle do you this is most important and why?"
Scholarship Winner Spotlight: Avery Bennett
High School: Plainfield High School
College: Purdue University
Major: Electrical Engineering
Cooperative Principle: “…the most important principle has to be number seven, Concern for Community. It is very important that cooperatives support their community for many reasons. Being owned by community members ensures a company or person does not get rich unfairly. This said, any profit that cooperatives do make should be invested back into the community. This investment could be in the form of charity donations, new community assets, or simply paid back to their members. Cooperatives should be giving back to their community because they were designed to help communities.”
Wishing you luck in your future endeavors, Avery!