MEC Awards 2022 Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022 in Community

Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) recently recognized the academic achievements, leadership, and community involvement of four local students with its annual college scholarship program. All four are children of MEC electric customers.

$1000 scholarships were recently awarded to the following students:

Clayton Kessen

Clayton Kessen, son of Michelle and Douglas Kessen and senior at Paw Paw High School, where he’s been active with National Honor Society, baseball, soccer, and band, serving as captain of the junior varsity baseball team, treasurer for National Honor Society, and trumpet section leader for band. Outside of school, Clayton volunteers at Antwerp Sunshine Library. Clayton plans to study Architecture at Ball State University.

Kaiden Keiser

Kaiden Keiser, son of Kraig and Shannon Keiser and senior at Archbold High School, where he’s been active with varsity tennis, quiz team, mock trial, and various school bands. He also volunteers at Archbold Evangelical Church as a worship team piano player. Kaiden plans to study Computer Science at the University of Dayton.

Maria Long

Maria Long, daughter of Gloria Jurado-Long and Lonnie Long and senior at Lawton High School, where she’s been active with Students Against Destructive Decisions, National Honor Society, soccer, track and field, and band. She volunteers as a math tutor and gatekeeper for athletic events. Maria plans to study at Southwestern Michigan College.

Payton Griffith

Payton Griffith, daughter of Dawn and Shane Griffith and senior at Mendon High School, where she’s been active with volleyball, basketball, and softball, serving as captain of all three varsity teams. She also volunteers with numerous community service projects and programs and plans to study finance at the University of Michigan.