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Nevada Power Awards Scholarships Funds to High School Students

May 22, 2006

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Sonya Headen, (702) 367-5222

Nevada Power Company will award $1000 scholarships to 23 area high school seniors during its 7th Annual Powerful Partnerships reception on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the company's Pearson Building located at 6226 W. Sahara Avenue (west of Jones.)

All high school students were eligible to apply for the funds that are given annually through the Sierra Pacific Resources Foundation. Students must not only qualify academically, but are required to write an essay on how they have served their local community and the importance of philanthropy in their own lives.

"We are pleased to continue our tradition of helping support students who are working hard to gain a quality education and make a difference in their communities,"said Pat Shalmy, president of Nevada Power."It is our hope that these students, once they have completed their education, will return or stay in our community to continue their philanthropic efforts through their chosen professions."

Nevada Power began the Powerful Partnerships program in 2000 as a way to recognize outstanding high school students who show leadership in academics and community service.