Dar Hackworth Scholarship Program
The Dar Hackworth Lineworker Scholarship was created in 2006 in memory of Dar Hackworth. Hackworth was born and raised in Ohio. In August 1997, he moved with his family to Powell, Wyoming where he became an electrical lineworker with Garland Light & Power Company. He became superintendent in 2000. He had been interested in music since he was young and became a talented musician, playing banjo and guitar with the bluegrass Gospel band, “Witness.” Hackworth loved spending time with his family and friends and time in the mountains, hunting, fishing and riding horses. Hackworth loved his job with Garland Light & Power Company and was highly respected by his peers in the industry. Hackworth lost his life in the summer of 2005 in a non-utility-related accident while enjoying some of those things he loved in life the most.