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Eighth Graders win free trip to Energy Camp

KSCB News - February 19, 2016 3:29 pm

On February 18 and 19, TCEC presented four area eighth graders with a free trip to the 2016 Energy Camp. Thirteen students from area schools applied and four of them were selected through the application process. The winners received an all-expense paid youth leadership trip to Energy Camp in Red Rock Canyon, Hinton, Oklahoma.

Each of the winners were presented their award at a surprise school assembly. The delegates TCEC will send to Energy Camp are:

  • Brendan Brough, Hardesty Junior High
  • Carson Buller, Turpin Junior High
  • Emily Nevarez, Yarbrough Junior High
  • Ernie Thiessen, Yarbrough Junior High

The winners will spend May 31 – June 3, enjoying the activities at Canyon Camp, participating in volleyball tournaments, swimming, hiking, energy battle, ropes course and making new friends and memories. In addition, they will experience first-hand the exciting world of electricity, climb poles, and watch a co-op crew at work. Plus, they will have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills by working with new friends from every corner of the state to set up and run their own cooperative business.

Following the universal Sixth Cooperative Principle of “Cooperation Among Cooperatives,” TCEC invited two people from other cooperatives to independently judge the competition. The judges were:

  • Jonna Hensley, communications coordinator, Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Woodward
  • Jill Bramlet, member service specialist, North Plains Electric Cooperative, Perryton, Texas

“Energy camp offers eighth graders an experience to remember for a lifetime,” said Leslie Kraich, community and member relations coordinator at TCEC. “They will learn new skills while having fun and making friends.”

Anyone interested in learning more about TCEC youth trips can visit www.tcec.coop .

 

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