Juniors and 8th Graders: Win a free trip!
Five high school juniors and four eighth graders will be selected to attend free leadership trips courtesy of TCEC. All area eligible students whose parents or guardians are TCEC members are encouraged to apply by January 23, 2017. Application materials are on the cooperative’s website (juniors) (eighth graders) and were also mailed to school counselors.
TCEC works with the statewide electric cooperative associations in Oklahoma and Kansas to offer leadership development opportunities to youth. Selected students will attend once in a lifetime trips with other outstanding students from across the state in the summer of 2017.
Interested high school juniors can fill out an application including their contact information, community, school and work activities and a statement explaining why they would make 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 trip to Washington, D.C. June 9-15, 2017, and two are selected for the silver award trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 14 – 20, 2017
Eighth graders interested in the free trip to YouthPower Energy Camp May 30 – June 2, 2017 at Canyon Camp near Hinton 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.
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.