Mustang High School senior awarded 2022 OGE Positive Energy Scholarship
Mustang High School senior Adrianna Cheverie surprised with a $60,000 scholarship from OGE Energy Corp. Foundation, Inc.
MUSTANG, OKLA. — (May 11, 2022) OGE Energy Corp. Foundation, Inc. today recognized Adrianna Cheverie, a Mustang High School senior, as one of its 2022 OGE Positive Energy Scholars. As a Positive Energy Scholar, Adrianna will receive $15,000 per year, which is renewable annually for up to four years, for a total of $60,000 to cover tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board.
“Congratulations to Adrianna, one of our 2022 OGE Positive Energy Scholars and the first student from Mustang to win this scholarship,” said Sean Trauschke, OGE Energy Corp. chairman, president and CEO. “It is an honor to play a role in the continued education of outstanding students in the communities we serve. These scholarships help strengthen Oklahoma’s future workforce and empower the next generation of leaders in our state.”
School teachers, administrators, mentors, students, Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley, Vice Mayor of Mustang Michael Ray, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West, Mustang Police Lt. Lance Duncan, Mustang City Manager Tim Rooney and members from the Mustang community watched OG&E officials surprise Adrianna with a parade of Big Orange trucks, a banner and a congratulatory certificate.
“It is absolutely incredible to see the way OG&E supports motivated and deserving students like Adrianna,” said Dr. Kathy Knowles, Mustang High School principal. “The OGE Positive Energy Scholarship gives Adrianna opportunities and experiences she would not have otherwise had, and we cannot wait to see what she accomplishes with this generous donation.”
Adrianna will attend Oklahoma State University, where she plans to major in mechanical engineering.
“Adrianna is an honest, bright, motivated and hardworking student. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this scholarship,” said Joanna Ritchie, Adrianna’s former teacher and Project Lead The Way instructor. “She is a natural leader who inspires others with her positivity and commitment to lifelong learning. I am so proud that she is being rewarded for her hard work and admirable ethic.”
In addition to her dedication to her studies, Adrianna participates in a variety of extracurricular activities throughout her time at high school, such as Key Club, a student-led service organization, Robotics Club and Engineering Club. In her free time, Adrianna enjoys ice skating, drawing, reading and spending time with her loved ones.
“You hear about the challenges college costs can bring. We hope this scholarship will allow Adrianna to focus on the classroom aspect of her college experience as she moves forward in her academic career,” said Lindsay Laird, OG&E manager of community outreach and engagement. “Providing students with the financial support they need as they pursue a degree in higher education is one of the many ways OG&E displays its commitment to strengthening our community.”
Through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the OGE Positive Energy Scholarship was established in 2019, focusing on students pursuing careers in an energy-related field and in need of financial aid. Eligible students must meet specific criteria to be considered, including:
· Be a graduating high school senior from the OG&E service area,
· Attend a college in the states of Oklahoma or Arkansas,
· Have an unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.25, and
· Achieve an ACT score of greater than or equal to 25 and/or SAT score greater than or equal to 1200.
Since 2016, OGE Energy Corp. has provided more than $1.9 million to fund scholarships for students in the OG&E service area.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is Oklahoma's largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes with the nation's lowest electric rates, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Our employees are committed to generating and delivering electricity, protecting the environment, and providing excellent service to nearly 880,000 customers. OG&E has 7,081 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by natural gas, wind, low-sulfur coal, and solar. OG&E employees live, work, and volunteer in the communities we serve. For more information about OG&E, visit us at OGE.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.