American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Amelia Swain of Hudson is one of five recipients of the 2023 Lyle B. Wright Scholarship. Amelia was nominated by Hudson Public Power to be considered for the scholarship. This year, AMP is awarding 10 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate who served on the AMP Board of Trustees from 1979 until his death in 1986. The $3,000 Wright scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors whose households receive electricity from an AMP member utility. This year, 32 students were nominated for the Wright Scholarship, and the recipients were selected based on their scholastic records, personal achievements and scores on a test about public power.
Amelia is a graduating senior at Hudson High School and plans to pursue film studies in college. Amelia, the daughter of Scott and Sue Swain, is a member of the cross country and track and field teams at her high school; has participated in marching band, wind symphony and symphony orchestra; and has volunteered for different organizations within her community.
“Congratulations to Ms. Swain on her exceptional achievements. On behalf of myself and the AMP Board of Trustees, I wish her the best of luck in her educational pursuits,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President and CEO. “It is great to have a strong municipal electric community like Hudson as home to one of this year’s Wright Scholarship recipients.”
The AMP Board of Trustees established the Richard H. Gorsuch and Lyle B. Wright scholarships in memory of public power leaders who contributed significantly to AMP and municipal electric systems in the region.
Since 1988, AMP has awarded $468,000 to deserving high school seniors through the AMP Scholarships Program. For more information about the program, click here.
American Municipal Power, Inc., is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 133 members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency in Smyrna, Delaware. Combined, these member utilities serve more than 650,000 customers. AMP members receive their power supply from a diversified resource mix that includes wholesale power purchases through AMP and the open market and energy produced at AMP and member-owned generating facilities utilizing fossil fuel, hydroelectric, solar, wind and other renewable resources. For additional information, visit AMP’s website at www.amppartners.org