EDINBURG Ten Region One area students have been named recipients of the Region One ESC Electric Co-op Scholarship.

For the fifth consecutive year, Region One ESC Electric Consortium and Van Brunt and Associates awarded ten graduating seniors $1,000 scholarships to assist them in their pursuit of a four-year degree at a university or college. Of the 46 applications received, a select committee chose 10 students based on their academic achievement, community participation, and a written essay on energy and their school district.

Scholarship winners are: Barbee Barbi (La Feria ISD), Ignacio Cruz, Kassandra Diaz, Armando Lozano, Daniela Rojas, and Yadria Garcia (Mission CISD), Celina Garcia and Jose Rey Lesaca (South Texas ISD); Dina Perez (Sharyland ISD); and Ivonne Villa (La Joya ISD).

Through participation in the Region One ESC Electric Co-op school districts are able to save money on utility costs; close to $22 million over the past eight years. Supporting Region One in the management of this cooperative is Van Brunt and Associates, an energy procurement advisory firm.

Region One Electric Consortium members are: Donna ISD, Edcouch-Elsa ISD, Hidalgo ISD, La Feria ISD, La Joya ISD, La Villa ISD, Laredo ISD, Los Fresnos CISD, Lyford CISD, McAllen ISD, Mission CISD, Monte Alto ISD, Point Isabel ISD, PSJA ISD, Raymondville ISD, Region One ESC, Rio Hondo ISD, Santa Rosa ISD, Sharyland ISD, South Texas ISD, South Texas Educational Tech, and Zapata CISD.