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Published for members of Choctaw Electric Cooperative may 2016


A supplement to Oklahoma Living. CEC Selects Teens for Rural Electric Youth Tour INSIDE


Promoting a culture of safety. page 2


A guide to understanding your electric bill. page 4


Readers choose CEC as top electric company. page 5


Gross receipts tax benefits local schools. page 6


How humidity affects your energy usage. page 7


T


hree local teens will enjoy a free trip to Washington, DC this summer as part of the 2016 Rural Electric


Youth Tour. The students are winners of Choctaw Electric's Youth Tour contest and will represent CEC on the tour.


CEC's 2016 Youth Tour winners are:


Dawson Sullivan, Idabel High School Indiana McNutt, Antlers High School Silas Maple, Antlers High School


CEC selected the teens based on multimedia presentations entered in the co-op's annual Youth Tour contest. The competition, open to all high school juniors whose parents are CEC members, asked students to create a presentation about an issue they feel strongly about.


Students were free to select topics that affect their local community or state, national or global issues.


CEC Youth Tour Coordinator Jia Johnson said that much like the Youth Tour itself, the competition aims to inspire teens to get involved in the political process.


"We want to encourage students to get involved and think about how problems affect them and others," Johnson said.


The presentations revealed some interesting areas of concern. From the importance of volunteering, increasing teacher salaries and funding for school lunch programs, the


Dawson Sullivan Indiana McNutt Silas Maple


presentations showed that teens can tackle tough topics. One entry argued the merits of legalizing and growing hemp as a commodity for the purpose of making rope, clothing and other materials. "We thought that was an interesting choice of topic, but it was well presented," Johnson said.


CEC's Youth Tour competition is judged by a panel of independent judges who live in southeast Oklahoma. CEC winners travel with over 60 Youth Tour winners from participating electric co- ops in Oklahoma. Youth Tour is scheduled for June 11-16, 2016.


Congratulations, CEC winners! Have a fun, safe and memorable trip.


“We want to encourage students


to get involved and think about how problems affect them and others.


” —JIA JOHNSON CEC YOUTH TOUR COORDINATOR


For more information on the Rural Electric Youth Tour, please visit www.choctawelectric.coop or www.oaec.coop, or call 800-780-6486.


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