KCP&L is excited to announce the winners of the first annual KCP&L Community MVP Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is for teens, ages 13 to 18, who give back to their communities. More than 130 nominations were submitted from all across the KCP&L region. Ten finalists were selected, each receiving a $1,000 scholarship with the grand prize winner taking home a $5,000 scholarship. Additionally, all of the finalists were invited to the KCP&L Plaza Lights Ceremony on Thanksgiving Day to be honored on stage along with an invitation to a one-of-a-kind Kansas City Chiefs game day experience in January.

Winners include:
•Bailey Curry, Sedalia, Missouri – Grand Prize Winner
•Cole Diggins, Moundville, Missouri - Finalist
•Makayla Hedge, St. Joseph, Missouri - Finalist
•Robbie Holmquist, Kansas City, Missouri - Finalist
•Ashley Hoerl, Kansas City, Missouri - Finalist
•Cooper Link, Kansas City, Missouri - Finalist
•Jaida Ramsdell, Olathe, Kansas - Finalist
•Laraib Sani, St. Joseph, Missouri - Finalist
•Chloe Schade, Lenexa, Kansas - Finalist
•Amelia Smith, Kansas City, Missouri - Finalist

Bailey serves as Executive Director of Community Café, which includes scheduling groups, buying supplies, and finding other volunteers. She also received the World Community Day Award from the Church of United Women.

“We are proud to honor these students who have gone above and beyond for their communities through volunteerism,” said Katie McDonald, KCP&L Director of Corporate Communications. “At KCP&L, we are also committed to giving back to the communities we serve as it’s one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs. In 2015, 700 KCP&L employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours and contributed more than one million dollars benefiting over 500 organizations in our community.”

For more information regarding the KCP&L Community MVP Scholarship Program and the winners visit www.kcpl.com/MVP.

(Courtesy of KCP&L)