Local Student Receives Statewide Scholarship
For Immediate Release
May 15, 2012 (Gordon, Neb.) - Gordon resident Jesse Retzlaff was recently awarded a $750 scholarship from Great Plains Communications.
Retzlaff is a member of Gordon-Rushville High School’s Class of 2012 and will be attending Northeast Community College in the fall.
Retzlaff was heavily involved in academic, athletic and artistic pursuits in high school. He lettered in cross country and wrestling where he was also a state qualifier three years in a row. He was a member of Future Farmers of America and made honor role three of his four years.
The scholarship is part of a larger program aimed at supporting educational efforts in the communities Great Plains Communications serves. The company provides up to $20,000 worth of educational scholarships to students annually. The company's “Commitment to Our Schools” grant program provides $20,000 to schools to provide additional funding for special projects and initiatives.
Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska and provides services solely to rural areas. It offers residential services such as digital phone including local and long-distance calling, as well as high-definition cable television. Broadband Internet is available in all Great Plains Communications’ communities through DSL and cable modem facilities or its partnership with ExedeSM Satellite Internet Services. The company also provides business services ranging from traditional voice and data products to the installation and support of large business networks. With 102 years of experience, the company currently serves 90 communities with 200 employees throughout Nebraska.