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Teachers: Take advantage of TCEC’s programs BY ERIN MOORE, member solutions coordinator A


s teachers and administrators head back to school this August, they’re encouraged to


take advantage of these free programs from TCEC. School budgets are always stretched and these programs can help supplement some of the needs of local schools. As a cooperative, TCEC is committed to enhancing the quality of life in local schools by carrying out the Seventh Cooperative Principle of “Concern for Community.”


Annual Donations


A yearly donation is provided to each school within the cooperative’s service territory every October. Te amount is based on the number of enrolled students. Schools are encouraged to use the funds in the best manner possible to benefit students directly.


Plugged-In e-newsletter


Issued monthly during the school year, the Plugged-In e-newsletter provides valuable information to school staff regarding TCEC offerings for youth. Anyone interested in subscribing to the publication should email info@tcec.coop.


Live Line demonstration


A life sized demonstration, the Live Line demo is a 7,200 volt reminder of the power of electricity. Te demonstration is affixed to a 20-foot trailer and can produce three-foot electrical arcs during display. Tis demo is available to any school upon request.


Safe City safety demonstration


Te miniature town, Safe City, shows kids the dangers of electricity in everyday situations. It answers the question of why a bird can land on a power line and not be shocked. Te demonstration is an eye opening experience complete with sparks and small power arcs. Tis demo is best suited to younger audiences and is available to any school upon request.


ADAM GARRISON DEMONSTRATES SAFETY EQUIPMENT TO STUDENTS DURING A TCEC DEMONSTRATION TO STUDENTS AT ACADEMY ELEMENTARY IN GUYMON IN MAY.


Elementary: Te Shocking Truth About Electrical Safety classroom lesson


Teachers… take a load off. Tis program is taught by TCEC personnel in your classroom. Te Shocking Truth About Electrical Safety is designed for 4th grade students and lasts about one hour. During the lesson students watch a series of videos and complete workbook pages. Teachers should contact TCEC to bring this program to their classroom.


Junior High: Energy Camp


Eighth grade students apply each year to participate in TCEC’s Youth Power Energy Camp hosted by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives. While at camp, students learn leadership skills, form a cooperative, and elect a manager to run the cooperative. Te contest is open in early spring with winners attending camp in late May after school ends.


High School: Rural Electric Youth Tour


Tree deserving 11th grade students are selected each year through an interview and application process to attend the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour. Te


application period opens each fall with applications due before the Tanksgiving holiday. Students depart from Oklahoma City in June and enjoy a week of touring historical venues and museums, while making memories to last a lifetime.


Scholarships


TCEC has established a scholarship to Oklahoma Panhandle State University through Panhandle State Foundation. Te scholarship is for entering freshman and returning sophomores for $1,200 per year. Te cooperative funds eight scholarships every year.


Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, one of TCEC’s wholesale power suppliers, offers a $2,000 Directors’ Memorial Scholarship to students who plan to attend a college in Oklahoma or Texas.


More information available online


For a complete list of programs available to schools, visit www.tcec.coop. To request a program, call TCEC at 580- 652-2418 and ask for Erin Moore at extension 826. „


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