Local students attend leadership summit, receive scholarships
Two local students joined thirty others at the 2019 Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperatives Leadership Summit on March 18 at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds. Representing TCEC were Luis Gutierrez of Yarbrough High School and Bradley Miller of Texhoma High School.
This annual event is designed to excite and motivate high school students to become leaders of their communities. The program featured Oklahoma natives, Rhett Laubach and Kelly Barnes, who collectively spent over 40 years sharing leadership messages with students and adults in the education, agriculture, insurance, health, transportation and sales industries.
The students learned how to make the most of service and growth opportunities today and in the future. The program helped increase the students’ understanding of how leaders create change, overcome obstacles and serve others through behavior and attitude.
When asked about his experience, Gutierrez said, “It was very fun and interactive. I was doing something all the time. I enjoyed this experience and learned something today.”
Miller added, “It was a solid ten out of ten.”
Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperatives serve a portion of all 77 counties in Oklahoma. While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through programs, services and policies developed by member-elected boards. Cooperatives are grounded on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors, while powering the needs of new generations.
Applications and information for youth opportunities in 2020 will be distributed to area schools and posted to www.tcec.coop in the fall of 2019. Members can also call TCEC at 580.652.2418 to learn more.
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Photo Cutline: Center – Bradley Miller, Texhoma ~ Courtesy OAEC
Photo Cutline: Center – Luis Gutierrez, Yarbrough ~Courtesy OAEC