2018 EnergyUnited Student Scholarship Program



Two students have been named recipients of EnergyUnited’s new scholarship program ‘Empowering the Future.’

  • Carolina Brown
  • Carolina is a senior at North Iredell High School in Olin, NC, will attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and will study engineering. She has also been accepted into the Scholars Program at N.C. State. Carolina ranks #1 in her class and has received several academic awards including: National Honors Society and receiving a school award for Excellence in Honors Chemistry. She has taken several AP classes, excelling in all of them. She has been involved in her community and school as a BETA Club Class President, Yearbook Manager, Chief Junior Marshall at graduation, judging and interviewing students at a science fair at Cool Springs Elementary in Cleveland, NC and leading an event for the Winston-Salem, NC, Science Olympiad. In addition, Carolina attended Governor’s School for science in 2017. She has been involved with Iredell County Youth Leadership for the past two years.


  • David Morton
  • David is a senior at Davie High School in Mocksville, NC, will attend Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and will study biology. David has received several academic awards including: National Honor Society, graduate of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Character Recognition Award from the Davie County School System. He has been involved in his community and school as a member of Students Understanding Real Futures (SURF) Board, Science Club as a Recycling Leader, 2016 Science Olympiad Regional Competition where he took 2nd place for Material Science and volunteering at the Medical Volunteer Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. David has also led many grants including: raising money to buy bilingual coloring books for young children while in the hospital through Davie Medical Center and helping to raise money to supply bedding for children and families that are homeless through the Davie County Community Foundation. David has also been involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer and as a Senior Patrol Leader with Troop 700 at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance, NC. In 2015 David earned his Eagle Scout award and in 2016 he earned his Gold Palm.


Two students have been named runner-up of EnergyUnited’s new scholarship program ‘Empowering the Future.’

  • Emily Walls
  • Emily is a senior at West Iredell High School in Olin, NC and will attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and will study nursing. Emily ranks #2 in her class and  has been involved in her community and school as a: Crosby Scholar, and a member of Interact Club BETA Club and Interact Club. In addition, Carolina attended Governor’s School for science in 2017. She also has been certified as a nursing assistant and in CPR and OSHA.



  • Lathe McDuffie
  • Lathe is a senior at Southwestern Randolph in Asheboro, NC and will attend Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC and will study business & electrical engineering. Lathe has received several academic awards including: National Honor Society, Wendy’s High School Heisman and is a North Carolina Scholar. He has been involved in his community and school as Student Body President, Student Government member, BETA Club member, Future Farmers of America member, Unify Club member, and Randolph County Student member (L.I.F.T.). In 2017, Lathe successfully organized a relief effort to aide Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, Texas by delivering supplies to the area. The effort became so large that it was featured on the news and in his local newspaper. Lathe is currently striving to receive the National Congressional Youth Bronze Award.


The two winners, Carolina and David will each receive $5,000 to put towards their college expenses.  “As a cooperative, we’re guided by our commitment to community. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor this than by supporting these future leaders,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “We’re proud to assist these students with their tuition as they continue their education.”

EnergyUnited was thrilled to receive over 150 applications from students in 14 of the 19 counties that they serve throughout North Carolina.  The winners were selected by a committee comprised of both members and employees who evaluated the applications and then later interviewed the finalists so that they could learn more about these students. The students were judged on their leadership abilities, community involvement and academic achievement. The scholarship funds can be used for school related expenses such as tuition, books, and fees.

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