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TCEC Who Powers You nominee winners announced

Joe Denoyer - November 1, 2022 3:33 pm

Three individuals were recognized in October for enhancing community life. Three local community members were honored with the Who Powers You award from TCEC. These outstanding individuals who positively impacted the community were nominated by members and selected by an independent panel of judges from other electric cooperatives. Please join TCEC in congratulating these individuals for bringing the cooperative principle of ‘concern for community’ to life.

Soila Medina, Guymon Fiesta event Soila Medina received the $1,500 Who Powers You award. She was nominated by Melyn Johnson of Main Street Guymon. Soila has coordinated the Guymon Fiesta since 2005. She has some help with the event’s planning, implementation, and fundraising. The work of setting up and tearing down the event is primarily performed by Soila and her family, along with some loyal volunteers. The fiesta includes food, music, and entertainment by local Folklorica groups. Through this festival, full-ride OPSU scholarships are awarded yearly to the Fiesta King and Queen candidates from Guymon High School.

Charles Michael, Guymon Lions Club Charles Michael received the $1,000 Who Powers You award. His fellow Lion Charles Michael, III, nominated him for his contributions as a member of the Guymon Lions Club. Charles Michael has chaired the Thompson Park Lions Train Committee for 29 years. They do fundraising, track repairs and train repairs. As the primary train conductor, Charles has given 46,500 rides.

Erica Maddox, Scout District Master Erica Maddox received the $500 Who Powers You award. Ernie Garcia nominated her for her work as Scout District Master. She helps scouts build strong leadership skills by working with other community entities. She spends many additional hours mentoring scouts. Her commitment and dedication to Scouting for years sets her above the rest. Her service is for others, not for her benefit in any way. She is also a hard-working leader in the Guymon Rotary Club, whose motto is “Service Above Self.”

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for their community? Nominations will open for the Who Powers You? contest in August 2023. To submit your nominee, stay tuned to the cooperative’s social media and website channels at


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