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LIVEWIRE | PAGE 3 Apply Now for TCEC Youth Trips


Applications for the 2016 high school youth trips and the eighth grade YouthPower Energy Camp trip are now available. TCEC is looking for five delegates who are high school juniors and four who are eighth graders. Applications must be received at TCEC by January 25, 2016. All area eligible students whose parents or guardians are TCEC members are encouraged to apply.


TCEC works with the statewide electric cooperative associations in Oklahoma and Kansas to offer these leadership development opportunities to area youth. Selected students will forge unforgettable memories and lasting friendships during these once in a lifetime trips with other outstanding students from across the state. Any student who wishes to have fun, learn and meet new people will want to apply.


STUDENTS RAFTING DURING THE 2015 KEC LEADERSHIP CAMP IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO. TCEC ALSO SENDS THREE STUDENTS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. EACH YEAR.


For the high school trips, interested juniors fill out an application that includes contact information, community, school and work activities and a statement explaining why the student is a good TCEC delegate. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges from other cooperatives. Te judges select finalists for interviews and come in person to conduct the interviews. Tree finalists are selected for the gold award and two are selected for the silver award. One of the silver award recipients serves as the alternate for the gold award.


High School Junior Awards Application Deadline: January 25, 2016


Gold Award: NRECA Rural Electric Youth Tour Washington, D.C. June 10-16, 2016


Tree high school juniors and one alternate will be selected to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington D.C. Te trip is June 10- 16, 2016. If a winner is unable to attend the tour, TCEC must be notified immediately in order to notify the alternate.


Silver Award: Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Steamboat Springs, Colorado July 16-22, 2016


Two high school juniors will be selected to attend the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp hosted by Kansas Electric Cooperatives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Te trip is July 16-22, 2016.


Eighth Grade Award YouthPower Energy Camp Canyon Camp, Hinton, Oklahoma May 31-June 3, 2016 Application Deadline: January 25, 2016


All eighth grade students within TCEC’s service territory are eligible to enter to win a four-day trip to Canyon Camp outside of Hinton, Oklahoma. At this leadership development camp, students learn about rural electrification while also having fun swimming, hiking, riding go-carts and making new friends.


To enter to win this trip, students simply write a creative letter to their school’s principal naming specific actions the school should take to be more energy efficient. Tey can include photos and other exhibits to support their reasoning. Students mail the trip application and letter to TCEC to enter.


TCEC pays transportation, lodging, meals and other incidental costs incurred with all trips. Students are responsible for souvenirs and extra personal items they may need during the trip.


More details and trip applications are available online at www. tcec.coop under the ‘Community’ tab then click ‘Youth and Education.’ For additional information, call TCEC at 580-652- 2418 or email info@tcec.coop. n


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