Students Earn Scholarships Trough Swigart Golf Tournament

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Three metro area college students will have some extra green to put toward their education, thanks to hundreds who took to the links recently in the Swigart Golf Tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament, held August 13, are going to fund three separate scholarships valued at $2,000 each.

The 2014-2015 scholarship winners include:

- Ryan McChesney - Creighton University. Ryan has dual majors in Accounting and Business Intelligence Analytics. Ryan volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and would love to own his own business in the future.

- Samuel Arwood - University of Nebraska at Omaha. Samuel is a Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineer major. Samuel plans to work in an engineering research lab after graduation.

- Kevin Vergo - Bellevue University. Kevin is a graduate student in Management of Information Systems. He is looking forward to putting his skills to work in an ever-expanding field.

The annual Swigart Golf Tournament is named in memory of the late Warren R. Swigart, who conscientiously represented OPPD customers as a member of the OPPD Board of Directors. He was active in many civic and community organizations and he was an avid golfer.

This year’s event drew 254 golfers to Tiburon Golf Club. It was the largest group of participants in the tournament’s 27-year history.

OPPD employees and business associated paid to play 18 holes, with proceeds going to scholarship funds.

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