JACKSON — American Municipal Power (AMP) announced that the 2020 recipient of the Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship is Brynlee Vermillion of Jackson.

“We are proud of Miss Vermillion and congratulate her on this achievement.” stated Jackson Mayor Randy Evans. “It is great to have a student from Jackson High School as one of AMP’s Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship recipients.”

Evans added, “This is another example of the benefits of public power and our ability to support our local community.”

Richard H. Gorsuch was the AMP’s president from 1983 until his death in 1987.

The $3,000 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose parent or guardian is an employee of either a municipal electric system or AMP or is an elected official with responsibility for the electric system.

Twenty-eight students were nominated for the Gorsuch scholarship this year, five were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.

Vermillion is a graduating senior at Jackson High School (JHS) and plans to attend Heidelberg University to play soccer and major in biochemistry with the aspiration of attending Medical School to become a Pediatrician

She is the daughter of Joe and Dawn Vermillion. Her father, Joe, is a Utility Clerk/Meter Reader for the City of Jackson.

Brynlee is a class JHS valedictorian, co-founder of the Future Medical Careers Club, Member and Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team, Member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Student Health Council, the Youth Leadership Association and Leo’s Club.

“It is great to have a strong municipal electric community like Jackson as home to one of this year’s scholarship recipients,” stated AMP President/CEO Jolene Thompson. “I commend Miss Vermillion for her outstanding achievements and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

The AMP Board of Trustees established the scholarship programs in memory of public power leaders that contributed significantly to the organization and municipal electric systems in the region.

AMP is awarding a total of 10 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Since 1988, more than $378,000 has been awarded to deserving high school seniors through the AMP scholarship programs.

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