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    February 11, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 12, 2019                                                       
     
        BBB Media Contact                                                                         SRP Media Contact
        Felicia N. Thompson                                                                          Kathleen Mascareñas
        Felicia.Thompson@bbbcommunity.org                                             Kathleen.Mascarenas@srpnet.com
        (602) 212-2237                                                                                   (602) 236-2585
     
    JROTC Cadets to Receive $1,000 Checks Each during Assemblies for Leadership and Commitment to Service
     
    What:
     
    Salt River Project (SRP) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are honoring nine Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students as part of the inaugural BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship program.
     
    “Over the last few years, we’ve created a scholarship to honor and reward exemplary high school athletes, scholars and JROTC students who have a strong moral compass,” BBB President/CEO Matthew Fehling said. “We are excited to award the nine winning cadets as well as their JROTC programs with $1,000 each, totaling $18,000 in scholarships provided by SRP.”
     
    Arizona high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled in a JROTC program within SRP’s service area — while maintaining a GPA of at least 2.75 — were eligible to apply and selected based on essay submissions. Of the 40 applications from 14 schools, nine winners from seven JROTC programs were selected.
     
    “SRP is committed to support the community we serve — and what better way than by helping students with strong ethics who are training to potentially serve our country,” said Jason Dudley, chairman of SRP Vets, an employee interest group focused on veteran initiatives. “As a veteran, it is a great honor to help the next generation.”
     
    When:
     
    Where:
     
    Location: Award Winners: Check Presentation:
    Basha High School
    5990 S. Val Vista Drive Chandler
    Emma Nelson Tuesday, Feb. 12
    10 a.m.
    Tolleson High School
    9419 W. Van Buren
    Tolleson
    Ryan Novoa Wednesday, Feb. 13
    9:25 a.m.
    Westview High School
    10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway

    Avondale
    Desiree Santana
    Hailey Marie Bryant
    (declined photos))
    Wednesday, Feb. 13
    10:15 a.m.
    Apache Junction High
    2525 S. Ironwood Drive
    Apache Junction
    Brady Williams Wednesday, Feb. 20
    7:15 to 8:15 a.m.
    Westwood High School 945 W. Rio Salado Parkway
    Mesa 
    Timothy Shawn O'Hara-Haworth Saturday, Feb. 23
    (Time TBD)
    Marcos De Niza High
    6000 S. Lakeshore Drive
    Tempe
    Jerry Whitmyer
    James Knight
    Wednesday, Feb. 27
    (Time TBD)
    Williams Field High
    2076 S. Higley Road
    Gilbert
    Johnathan Gregus Thursday, Feb. 28
    1:20 to 2:15 p.m.
    Media notes:
    Please coordinate attendance in advance with marilynn.quintana@bbbcommunity.org.
    Interviews and high-resolution photos can be provided upon request  
     
    A special reception for JROTC programs will also be held:
    5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27
    BBB Business and Community Center
    1010 E. Missouri Ave. in Phoenix

     
    Details: For more information about eligibility, judging criteria or to apply, please visit cadet.bbbcommunity.org.
     
       
    About Salt River Project
    SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users. For more information, visit srpnet.com.
     
    About Better Business Bureau Serving Pacific Southwest.
    For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times by checking more than 5.2 million Business Profiles and on 11,000 charities on Charity Reports - all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving Pacific Southwest merged on April 1, 2018 and now covers key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Orange, Prescott, Yuma and Lake Havasu City. BBB PSW is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it part of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.
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    Contact:
    kathleen Mascarenas
    (602) 236-2585