Carroll EMC Names 2019 Lineman School Scholarship Recipients
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has selected three local students as the 2019 recipients of the Lineman School Scholarship. Ashton Davis of Rockmart, DJ McBrayer of Bremen and James Vise of Bowdon were awarded scholarships to attend a lineman school in Georgia.
The winners were required to submit an essay explaining why they want to be a lineman, two letters of recommendation and interview with the scholarship selection team. The scholarships cover tuition, textbooks and other related fees for the recipients and are available up to 24 months after award date. In addition to the scholarship, the award winners are also paired with a lineman mentor from Carroll EMC.
Davis is a graduating senior at Bowdon High School. When asked why he wants to be a lineman, he replied, “I have always wanted to help people and make my mark on the world, and I believe helping keeping the power on is a great way to do that.” He will attend the Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia.
McBrayer is a graduate of Bremen High School. “Being a lineman to me is working hard, always staying safe and making the friendships with the guys you work with that will last a lifetime,” said McBrayer. He will attend North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville.
Vise is a graduating senior at Bowdon High School. According to Vise, being a lineman is “being able to do the right thing and having the opportunity to make a difference for someone.” He will attend the Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia.