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POWER CIRCUIT


Visit us on the Internet at: www.vvec.com JANUARY 2013


Published for the members of Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative A Supplement to Oklahoma Living.


Calling All Former Youth Tour Winners to the 50 Year Reunion! p. 3


Juniors can Spend an All-Expense Paid Week Touring Washington, D.C.


Visiting the nation’s capital is a great way to start summer vacation, and VVEC can be your ticket to the trip of a lifetime. Two high school juniors will spend a fun-filled week in Washington, D.C. in June with young people from across the nation as winners of VVEC’s annual Youth Tour essay contest. To compete, students must be juniors this year, single, and attend- ing high school in VVEC’s service territory. Their parents do not have to be members of VVEC for them to participate in this program. Students are required to write an essay of between 600 and 800 words on a specific co-op related topic. The topic, along with the program’s rules and regulations, are detailed in the Youth Tour Information Packet, which is available this month from schools’ English teachers or on VVEC’s Web site at www.VVEC. com.


“This year’s topic spotlights the core philosophy of cooperatives,” explains VVEC Youth Tour Coordi- nator Kay Rabbitt-Brower. “We want students to learn about the mission of electric cooperatives. The topic


is ‘Who Owns VVEC and What are the Advantages of Cooperative Owner- ship?’”


Deadline to submit essays to the co-op is 4 p.m. Friday, March 1. Essays are judged on command of subject, strength of ideas, style, and writing convention and grammar by a panel of independent judges. Youth Tour judging determines four final- ists who compete in the final level of competition where they give oral


presentations of their essays. The two highest scoring final- ists win the all expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. and the two alternates will each receive a $500 scholarship.


If you have questions about Youth


Tour or want to obtain an informa- tion packet, please contact Rabbitt- Brower at (918)371-2584, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Energy Camp Great Fun for 8th Graders


If you are an 8th grader, have you given any thought to what you are going


to do this summer? VVEC can help you kick-off your summer with fun, new friends and lots of memories. YouthPower Energy Camp is four days with young people your age learning


about electric cooperatives by forming a Coke and Candy Co-op, climbing a utility pole, and riding high in a bucket truck. You will also get to go swimming, spend an evening at Celebration Station in


Oklahoma City, and tour a generation and transmission cooperative. The camp is held each year at Camp Canyon near Hinton. Eighth graders wanting to participate in our Energy Camp competition are


asked to write a 300 word essay on “What Will Electricity be like in the Future and How Will It Affect Our Lives?’” Deadline to submit essays to the co-op is 4 p.m. Friday, March 1. You can write your essay with a friend as a team, and then both of you can attend the camp as winners of VVEC’s program. This year’s Energy Camp is May 28-31. For more information, contact VVEC’s Energy Camp Coordinator Kay Rabbitt-Brower at (918) 371-2584.


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