The winner of Dakota Valley Electric’s 2007 scholarship is now employed with the cooperative. Ashten Breker, originally of Havana, is Northern Plains & Dakota Valley Electric’s new system engineer.
Breker studied engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D.
She graduated from Sargent Central of Forman in 2007, the same year she received the $1,000 scholarship from Dakota Valley and Basin Electric Power Cooperatives.
“That scholarship opened my eyes to opportunities within the energy industry. It guided me to my chosen career path,” Breker said.
Prior to her work at Northern Plains/Dakota Valley, Breker was an engineer for John Deere Electronic Solutions, formerly Phoenix International, in Fargo.
When she isn’t working, Breker enjoys snowboarding, riding her motorcycle, working on her parents’ (Jeff and Jody) farm and updating her new home in Carrington.
For more information on the 2014 Basin Electric scholarship, visit dakotavalley.com or call 1-800-342-4671.