Kristen Hale Awarded Scholarship
Kristen Elizabeth Hale of Macon County High School has been awarded a $4,000 college scholarship from TVA and Tri-County Electric through the TVA Power Distributors Scholarship Association. The scholarship is awarded to recognize outstanding academic performance and a commitment to community service among high school seniors whose parents are employed by local power companies.
While taking honors courses and completing eighteen hours of college credit prior to graduating high school, Kristen was a member of the MCHS Tigerettes volleyball team for four years. During her senior year Kristen was elected to serve as Captain by her teammates and also selected for both the “All District” and “All Tournament” teams.
Kristen was also an active member of FCCLA, the Beta Club and the Service Learning program. She volunteered in many efforts including the Weekend Back Pack project, highway trash pick-up, organizing clothing drives, serving meals to the homeless, and working with the aged.
One of 30 scholarship winners chosen from over 125 applicants, Kristen plans to attend the University of Tennessee (UTK) where she will major in Kinesiology. Kristen is the daughter of Glenn and Priscilla Hale of Lafayette, Tennessee. Glenn is Tri-County Electric’s Director of Finance & Administration and Priscilla is a Family Nurse Practitioner and the owner of Primary Healthcare Group, Inc. in Lafayette.
Since they were established in 1995, more than 400 scholarships have been awarded through contributions and fund-raising efforts by the TVA Power Distributors Scholarship Association and its members. Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of college professors from across the Tennessee Valley.
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and a corporation of the U.S. Government. TVA provides power to 155 power distributors that serve 9 million consumers in all or parts of seven southeastern states.