Pioneer Electric Cooperative awards scholarships

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pioneer Electric Cooperative recently presented Greenville High School graduating senior Alex Haire and Central High School graduating senior Orianna Gordon with 2017 Electric Cooperative Foundation, Inc. Scholarships valued at $1,000.

In 1997, the Electric Cooperative Foundation was formed by rural electric cooperatives throughout Alabama to give back to communities in the form of scholarships for qualifying high school seniors. Scholarship recipients must be a dependent of an electric cooperative member and the award is based on academic excellence, character and community service.

Alex Haire is the son of John and Deborah Haire of Greenville, Alabama and Orianna Gordon is the daughter of John and Ora Gordon of Tyler, Alabama.

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“We are pleased to present two Cooperative Foundation scholarships this year to such outstanding individuals,” said Pioneer Electric Communications Specialist Casey Rogers. “These are two incredibly impressive students and we are thrilled to support their advancement to higher education.”

Haire plans to attend Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, and later transfer to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Gordon plans to attend Tuskegee University and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems.

“Both Alex and Orianna have shown dedication and dependability within their communities and an overall level of integrity that should be commended,” said Rogers. “They are well-disciplined, focused and tenacious individuals that are destined for success.”

PEC proudly commends Alex Haire and Orianna Gordon for their academic excellence and commitment in serving their communities.

For more information about Youth Tour and other programs sponsored by PEC, please contact Casey Rogers at (334) 382-4904 or by email at