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Visit us on the Internet at: www.vvec.com JANUARY 2014


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


How Your Electric Service is Restored Following a Storm p. 3


Students Now have Two Ways to Participate in Youth Tour


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 contest. To compete, students must be juniors this year, single, and attending high school in VVEC’s service territory. Their parents do not have to be mem- bers of VVEC. “We are making a change in the program this year, one we hope will be attractive to more students,” says VVEC Youth Tour Coordinator, Kay Rabbitt- Brower. “This year students can choose if they want to write an essay or take a test to participate in the program.” For those students writing an essay, it will need to be 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 from schools’ English teach- ers or on VVEC’s Web site at www. VVEC.com. “This year’s topic is ‘What are the Advantages and Benefits of Cooperative Ownership?’”


Deadline to submit essays to the co- op is 4 p.m. Friday, March 7. The test, for those students interested in participating via this method, will be over information in the packet. It is multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true- false, and two brief essay questions. Test dates will vary per school, and will be determined after entry forms are submit- ted.


There will be one essay winner and one test winner. There will be four run-


ners-up; two will win $750 scholarships and two will win $500 scholarships. “Youth Tour is a great opportunity, and we are excited to offer it to the young people in our area,” says Rabbitt- Brower.


If you have questions about Youth


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


8th Graders Have Great Fun at Energy Camp


VVEC has a great way for your 8th grader to kick-off his or her summer,


while making new friends and lots of memories. YouthPower Energy Camp is four days spent with young people their age


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


tion 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 “How Does Electricity Impact My Life?’” Deadline to submit essays to the co-op is 4 p.m. Friday, March 7. They can write their essay individually, or with a friend as a team, and then both can attend the camp as winners of VVEC’s program. This year’s Energy Camp is May 27-30. For more information, contact VVEC’s Energy Camp Coordinator Kay Rabbitt-Brower at (918) 371-2584.


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