Taylor Bushelle of Plummer has been selected to receive a $2,000.00 scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year from the Minnesota Telecom
Alliance Foundation, according to Tim Brinkman, CEO/General Manager, Garden Valley Telephone Company. Taylor will be graduating from Red Lake County Central High School and plans to attend the University of Minnesota. She is the daughter of Jesse Bushelle.
“I come from a small rural community where everyone knows everyone. This past summer I was fortunate enough to attend 2016 ALA Minnesota Girls State. While attending, I had the privilege of meeting the Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lori Skjerven Gildea. The Honorable Gildea is from my hometown of Plummer. This moment was probably the most memorable moment of my life and never have I been so proud to come from my little town. For the last three years my goal has been to become a lawyer and eventually go onto work in government.” said Taylor in her scholarship application.
In awarding the scholarship to Taylor, Tim Brinkman said, “We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in Taylor’s college education. Rural communities need educated and talented young people like Taylor to be our leaders of the future. It makes us all proud at Garden Valley when one of the statewide winners is selected from our area.”
The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization based in St. Paul representing over 44 telephone companies and cooperatives in the state.