COLUMBUS, Ohio –Emma McMaster, a Paulding High School Senior was awarded $2,800 through the Louise Freeland Scholarship provided by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.

Named in honor of a long-time employee of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, the Louise Freeland Scholarships are awarded annually to the children of electric cooperative employees and trustees. A panel of independent judges reviewed the applications and interviewed the students before determining the winners. Only 4 students across the state of Ohio were selected.

McMaster, a senior at Paulding High School, is the daughter of Amy and John McMaster. Her father works for Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative as a lineman.

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives is a member-owned generation and transmission cooperative and statewide trade and services association serving the 25 electric distribution cooperatives operating in the state of Ohio, including Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op.

The cooperatives’ certified service territory covers nearly 40 percent of the land area in the state and encompasses 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Electric cooperatives collectively serve more than 380,000 homes, farms, businesses, and industries in Ohio.

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