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Youth Trip Applications Now Available


Applications for the 2017 high school youth trips and the eighth grade YouthPower Energy Camp trip are now available. Applications must be received at TCEC by January 23, 2017. 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 leadership development opportunities to area youth. Selected students will attend once in a lifetime trips with other outstanding students from across the state.


High School Junior Awards Application Deadline: January 23, 2017


Interested juniors will fill out an application including contact information, community, school and work activities and a statement explaining why they are a good TCEC delegate. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges select ten finalists for interviews. Three finalists are selected for the gold award and two are selected for the silver award.


Gold Award: NRECA Rural Electric Youth Tour Washington, D.C. June 9-15, 2017


Three high school juniors will attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington D.C.


Silver Award: Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Steamboat Springs, Colorado July 14-20, 2017


Two high school juniors selected will attend the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp hosted by Kansas Electric Cooperatives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


2016 TCEC YOUTH TOUR DELEGATES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT NATHANIEL RODRIQUEZ, KARLI COTTER, BRAEDEN FIELDS


Eighth Grade Award Application Deadline: January 23, 2017


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. They can include photos and other exhibits to support their reasoning. Students mail the trip application and letter to TCEC to enter.


YouthPower Energy Camp Canyon Camp, Hinton, Oklahoma May 31-June 2, 2017


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 and riding go-carts.


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 ‘Community’ then ‘Youth and Education.’ For additional information, call TCEC at 580-652-2418 or email info@tcec.coop. n


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