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Youth Energy Camp 2012 A four-day action-packed adventure for eighth-graders, Energy Camp


helps develop leadership skills and promotes teamwork while teaching  electrical safety. Each year, OEC sponsors two students to attend camp at Canyon Camp, near Hinton, Okla. This year's camp is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3.


While Energy Camp offers many traditional summer camp activities


like swimming, hiking, basketball, and a ropes course, teens also have the unique opportunity to climb a utility pole, ride in the basket of a bucket truck, tour one of the largest electricity generating facilities in the state and watch a co-op crew at work. They’ll take  new friends—like minded peers from all over Oklahoma.


Students currently enrolled in the eighth


grade and whose parents are OEC members are eligible to compete for a spot at Energy Camp. To enter, students must write and submit an 100-word essay on


I support wind energy for my cooperative because . . .


Call OEC’s member services department


at 405-217-6708 for more information and to obtain an entry form. The deadline for entry is Monday, April 9.


Leadership Summit The twelfth annual Touchstone Energy Leadership


Summit, sponsored by OEC and other Touchstone Energy cooperatives in Oklahoma, took place in Oklahoma City on January 28. Two high school students from OEC's service territory, Hayden Hefner of Blanchard and Ryan Domstead of Norman, were chosen to attend based on standards of community service and a desire to become better leaders. Hefner and Domstead each received a $250 college


Rhett Laubach (YourNextSpeaker, LLC), Hayden Hefner (Blanchard), Kelly Barnes (YourNextSpeaker, LLC), Ryan Domstead (Norman), and Sarah Reasnor (YourNextSpeaker, LLC). Photo courtesy of Jennifer Dempsey, OAEC


scholarship and a full day of leadership training led by Rhett Laubach, professional communicator, leadership expert and founder of YourNextSpeaker, LLC and Personal Leadership Insight, Inc. Laubach and his team–all with extensive FFA backgrounds–lead students on a journey of personal growth.


Participants learned how their positive choices and attitudes can affect not only their own quality of life, but how to raise up others as well. The day culminated in a trip to see the Oklahoma City Barons hockey team beat the Texas Stars 3-1.


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