Young Harris, Georgia – Emily Frizzell of Young Harris, Georgia has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship through a special program made possible by Blue Ridge Mountain EMC and other local power companies across TVA’s seven-state service area.
Emily, the daughter of Daniel and Alecia Frizzell, is among 35 recipients of this year’s Power Play scholarship, provided by the Power Play Scholarship Association to recognize outstanding academic performance and a commitment to community service among high school seniors whose parents are employed by local power companies. Her father, Daniel Frizzell, is the director of engineering for Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.
After graduating from Union County High School, Emily will be pursuing a degree in rehabilitation sciences at Georgia Southern University. She has been active in the following clubs and organizations while at UCHS: TSA, Beta club, Interact club, Spanish club, Student Ambassadors of Georgia, NSHSS, and selected to be a member of the United Community Bank Junior Board.
“We are thrilled and very proud to have one of our employees’ graduating high school seniors to be selected as a recipient of this special scholarship. Emily has worked very hard to earn this award and we wish her the best as she continues her academic journey at GSU,” said BRMEMC General Manager Allan Glidewell. Since they were established in 1995, 708 Power Play scholarships have been awarded through contributions and fund-raising efforts by the Power Play Scholarship Association and its members. In 2022, 111 applications were received from across the Tennessee Valley.
About Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Young Harris, Georgia, serving over 56,000 member-customers in Cherokee and Clay Counties in Western North Carolina, and Towns, Union and Fannin Counties in Northeast Georgia. Organized locally in 1937, BRMEMC has invested well over $300 million in physical infrastructure in its mission to provide reliable electric and broadband services to its members where those services would not otherwise have been available.