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August 2015


A Supplement of Oklahoma Living Published by Lake Region Electric Cooperative for its members. Vol. 6


No. 8 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour 2015  Tip of the Month


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Investing Today in the Leaders of Tomorrow


Three local students were among more than 1,500 high school students visiting Washington, D.C. in June for the 2015 Washington Youth Tour. This trip was sponsored by Lake Region Electric Co- operative (LREC) along with hundreds of other electric cooperatives across Oklahoma and the country. Paulina Ledezma of Porter, daughter of Fidel and Isidra Ledezma; Tanner Ratliff of Hulbert, son of John and Diana Ryals; and Maggie Lee of Hulbert, daughter of Ricky Lee., joined 69 other Oklahoma students for this great educational event.


“LREC is proud to offer these extraordinary students the opportunity to visit Wash- ington, D.C., all expenses paid,” said Glen Clark, LREC Youth Tour Coordinator.


“The Youth Tour provides a great way for our fu- ture leaders to learn about government and electric cooperatives. By investing in these students, we believe we are investing in the future of our com-


Left to right: Paulina Ledezma, Tanner Ratliff, and Maggie Lee


munities,” added Clark. LREC has sponsored the Washington Youth


Tour for more than 51 years. The trip is designed to educate students about our Nation’s Capital,  of the cooperative way of business. The students return home with a greater appreciation of our na- tion’s leaders, a respect for the beauty of Washing- ton, D.C., and friendships that will last a lifetime. “Some highlights of my trip were meeting new friends and interacting with Representatives, Senator Lankford, and congress members,” said Maggie.


Applications for the 2016 Youth Tour will 566205 be avail- able in January 2016, at the LREC  (918) 772-2526.


LREC Powerline Press


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Senator James Lankford speaking to Youth Tour


Photo Courtesy of OAEC


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