Area students win co-op national, regional, and state trips
Seven area student delegates representing TCEC share a common goal: to experience through opportunities.
Washington D.C. Youth Tour
TCEC’s delegates will join 1,500 students from across the United States to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour June 14-20. During this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the students will meet their elected U.S. representatives, visit national monuments and forge new friendships. The delegates TCEC will send to Youth Tour are:
- Alondra Moreno, Yarbrough High School
- Emily Nevarez, Yarbrough High School
- John Robert Harris, Turpin High School
Steamboat Springs Youth Leadership
Two delegates will join 100 other students on a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to attend Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp July 12-18. The leadership camp is filled with activities such as whitewater rafting, fishing and sessions in developing leadership skills.
The delegates TCEC will send to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp are:
- Carson Buller, Turpin High School
- Manuel Medina, Guymon High School
Oklahoma 8th Grade Energy Camp
Delegates will spend May 28-31 participating in youth leadership activities, learning what it’s like to be a lineman, learning the co-op way and making friends through small group interactions and competitions. Campers will also get the opportunity to participate in volleyball tournaments, swimming, hiking and a ropes course.
They will experience the exciting world of electricity, climb poles and watch a co-op crew at work. Plus, they will have the opportunity build their own cooperative by working with new friends and honing their leadership skills. The delegates TCEC will send to the 8th Grade Energy Camp are:
- Yanely Pena, Guymon Junior High
- Taylor McFarlen, Yarbrough Junior High
Oklahoma Leadership Summit
TCEC added a new trip and scholarship in 2019 through its membership in the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives. Delegates will attend the Youth Leadership Summit held in conjunction with the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City.
The summit will convene Monday, March 18, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, featuring “Your Next Speaker, by Rhett Laubach and Kelly Barnes.” Both speakers have changed the way thousands of people across the nation think about leadership with a one of a kind message that audiences will remember long past the event.
Delegates will be treated to a catered lunch before they are presented with $500 scholarships. The delegates TCEC will send to Leadership Summit are:
- Bradley Miller, Texhoma High School
- Luis Gutierrez, Yarbrough High School
Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Exemplifying the Sixth Cooperative Principle of “Cooperation Among Cooperatives,” TCEC invited two employees from North Plains Electric Cooperative to independently judge the competition. The judges were Bill Carson, manager of member service, and Bianca Peregrino, member service specialist.
Anyone interested in learning more about TCEC youth trips can visit www.tcec.coop under the Community tab.
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