COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jacob Kahle of Columbus Grove was awarded a first-place $3,600 scholarship at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Children of Members Scholarship competition, held April 17.

Kahle, the son of Mark (Virgil) and Deborah Kahle, was sponsored by Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative. He is a senior at Kalida High School.

Twenty-four high school seniors representing each of the Ohio-based electric distribution cooperatives competed for $37,000 in scholarships. A panel of independent judges reviewed the applications and interviewed the finalists.

The state’s electric cooperatives, all Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, serve more than 380,000 homes and businesses in 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

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