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Area Students Win Youth Trips

Joe Denoyer - March 15, 2021 11:28 am

TCEC congratulates selected delegates

Eleven area students have been selected to participate in summer events courtesy of TCEC. Although the original trips have been canceled, alternate events will be held. The experience will be interactive and rewarding for the winners.

Three high school juniors will participate in the Rural Electric Youth Tour Washington, D.C., alternate event through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association from June 18-20.

Youth Tour

The three Youth Tour delegates are:

  • Virginia Buller, Turpin High School
  • Gwynlyn Hannah, Turpin High School
  • Riley Lehnert, Turpin High School

Leadership Camp

Two high school juniors will attend the KEY Leadership Conference as part of the Youth Leadership Camp from Kansas Electric Cooperatives between June 21-25. The two Leadership Camp delegates are:

  • Sarah Estes, Turpin High School
  • Parker Perry, Elkhart High School

Youth Leadership Summit

Two high school seniors will attend the Youth Leadership Summit in Oklahoma City as part of the Oklahoma Youth Expo. These seniors also will be awarded scholarships.

  • Anahi Aguilar, Boise City High School
  • Natalie Watson, Guymon High School

Energy Camp

Four eighth-graders will attend the alternate Energy Camp event offered by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives. They are:

  • Jacob Burchard, Guymon School
  • Guinevere Gherna, Yarbrough School
  • Jaxon Lehnert, Turpin School
  • Alan Nevarez, Yarbrough School

About the Trips

When youth trips take place, TCEC pays transportation, lodging, meals and other incidental costs incurred with all trips. Students are responsible for souvenirs and any extra personal items they may need.

If you know a student who will be an eighth grader, a junior, or a senior in the 2021-2022 school year, encourage them to submit their name when applications open in early November. More details are available online at under “Our Community” then “Youth Programs.”


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