FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kathleen Mascarenas, SRP, (602) 236-2500
@SRPkathleen
February 11, 2019

JROTC Cadets to Receive $1,000 Checks Each during Assemblies for Leadership and Commitment to Service

What: Salt River Project (SRP) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are honoring nine Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students as part of the inaugural BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship program.

“Over the last few years, we’ve created a scholarship to honor and reward exemplary high school athletes, scholars and JROTC students who have a strong moral compass,” BBB President/CEO Matthew Fehling said. “We are excited to award the nine winning cadets as well as their JROTC programs with $1,000 each, totaling $18,000 in scholarships provided by SRP.”

Arizona high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled in a JROTC program within SRP’s service area — while maintaining a GPA of at least 2.75 — were eligible to apply and selected based on essay submissions. Of the 40 applications from 14 schools, nine winners from seven JROTC programs were selected.

“SRP is committed to support the community we serve — and what better way than by helping students with strong ethics who are training to potentially serve our country,” said Jason Dudley, chairman of SRP Vets, an employee interest group focused on veteran initiatives. “As a veteran, it is a great honor to help the next generation.”

When/Where:

Location Award Winners Check Presentation
Basha High School, 5990 S. Val Vista Drive, Chandler Emma Nelson Tuesday, Feb. 12 10 a.m.
Tolleson High School, 9419 W. Van Buren, Tolleson Ryan Nova Ramirez Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9:25 a.m.
Westview High School, 10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway, Avondale Desiree Santana, Hailey Marie Bryant (declined photos) Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:15 a.m.
Apache Junction High, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction Brady Williams Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Westwood High School, 945 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa Timothy Shawn O'Hara-Haworth Saturday, Feb. 23 (Time TBD)
Marcos De Niza High, 6000 S. Lakeshore Drive, Tempe Jerry Whitmyer, James Knight Wednesday, Feb. 27 (Time TBD)
Williams Field High, 2076 S. Higley Road, Gilbert Johnathan Gregus Thursday, Feb. 28, 1:20 to 2:15 p.m.
Media notes: Please coordinate attendance in advance with marilynn.quintana@bbbcommunity.org. Interviews and high-resolution photos can be provided upon request  

A special reception for JROTC programs will also be held:
5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27
BBB Business and Community Center
1010 E. Missouri Ave. in Phoenix

About Salt River Project
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.

About Better Business Bureau Serving Pacific Southwest.
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times by checking more than 5.2 million Business Profiles and on 11,000 charities on Charity Reports - all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving Pacific Southwest merged on April 1, 2018 and now covers key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Orange, Prescott, Yuma and Lake Havasu City. BBB PSW is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it part of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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