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Tri-County EMC is a strong supporter of our schools and provides scholarships to those looking to better themselves through higher education. The cooperative recently awarded three $2,000 Cooperative Scholarships and two $1,000 Operation Roundup Scholarships to students residing in the cooperative’s service area. (95091001)


Noah Barnes is a graduate of Jones County High School and will attend Georgia Southern University to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. This summer he will intern at BASF with hopes of gaining the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career. Noah operates his own lawn care and maintenance company and volunteers with his church.

Bryant Ruff, Jr. is a graduate of Putnam County High School in Eatonton. He will attend Emmanuel University to pursue a career in Sports Management and Athletic Training. A lifetime resident of Putnam County, Bryant takes pride in his community and continues to give back through his involvement in organizations like Mothers Against Crime and PCHS Service Leadership.

Josie Taylor is a graduate of Jones County High School in Gray. She plans to earn her degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of North Georgia and later attend seminary school. Josie leads her church’s praise band and is involved in the ministry. Josie’s passion for helping others is showcased through her volunteer work with the local Boys and Girls Club.


Linda Moon is a non-traditional student working full-time and returning to Central Georgia Technical College where she plans to earn a degree in Nursing. Her experience working at a local hospital as the Unit Coordinator on the surgical floor has furthered her passion for helping others, and she looks forward to her future career as a nurse.

Jordan Prestridge is a graduate of John Milledge Academy in Milledgeville. This fall she will attend the University of Georgia to major in Interior Design and minor in Business. A decorated athlete, President of the Student Council, and Milledgeville Main Street Junior Board Member, Jordan has made a lasting impact on her school and community.

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