LaMoure graduate awarded Basin Electric scholarship
Mollie Robbins was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Each year Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) provides $1,000 to Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative (DVEC) to be awarded to a qualified student who demonstrates academic and extracurricular achievement.
This year’s $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Mollie Robbins, a senior at LaMoure (North Dakota) High School who graduated on May 22.
Robbins, who maintained a 4.00 grade point average and completed six college courses by graduation, joins 137 other students chosen to receive the BPEC scholarship in 2022. She was selected out of a field of 15 students competing for the scholarship in DVEC’s service area.
Besides being an outstanding student, Robbins was also active in Future Farmers of America and was vice president of the LaMoure David-Lloyd FFA Chapter. She earned the FFA Gold Livestock Judging Award at the state and national levels.
Robbins was active in LaMoure High School sports, including basketball, where she was named an All-District player, and served as team captain for two years. She competed on the school’s varsity volleyball, golf and track and field teams and was a youth soccer volunteer coach.
Robbins is a 12-year member of the LaMoure Cloverleaf 4-H Club and achieved recognition as a 4-H Ambassador at the county and state levels, where she also showed sheep and goats at the North Dakota State Fair and earned Reserved Champion Showmanship honors.
She plans to continue her education at Mayville State University, studying allied health in preparation for a professional degree in physical therapy or as a physician assistant.
Robbins’ parents, Nathan and Kimberly Robbins, are DVEC members whose rural home is located south of LaMoure where they raise registered Hampshire sheep and Boer goats.