Jack Neises of Carthage is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative based in Bismarck, N.D. He is the son of Curt and Angie Neises.

Basin Electric awards over 170 scholarships per year to children of member cooperative employees and children of member cooperative consumers across the region. Neises’ mother, Angie, works as an Economic Development Finance Specialist for the REED Fund at East River Electric Power Cooperative in Madison, a Basin Electric member.

Jack will attend Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell to pursue a degree in business. Throughout his years at Howard High School, Jack was involved in football, wrestling, baseball, choir, H club, Math Club, National Honor Society, and was on the A Honor roll all four years. In his spare time, he volunteered at his church, Feeding South Dakota, for the Canova baseball program, and other sports programs. “I would like to thank East River Electric and Basin Electric for providing this scholarship opportunity,” said Jack. “It will help with my tuition expenses as I further my education at Dakota Wesleyan University.”

“Congratulations to Jack and his family on this wonderful honor,” said East River Electric CEO/General Manager Bob Sahr. “Jack’s commitment to academics, athletics, and his community shows his dedication to achieving his goals. We wish Jack well as he continues his education at Dakota Wesleyan University.”

Since the scholarship program began, over 5,000 students in the Basin Electric system have benefited from this program. Recipients are selected based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education, and career goals and an outside appraisal by a teacher or adviser.

Cutline: (Left to Right) Bob Sahr, Jack Neises, and Angie Neises.