TCEC congratulates Samuel Oakes
There are silver linings in clouds. TCEC offered area high school seniors an opportunity for a one-time online scholarship of $500.
High school seniors in the TCEC service territory created a three-minute video explaining the cooperative difference in their own words to enter to win a $500 scholarship to college, trade school or for certification.
The videos were scored on knowledge, delivery and time, introduction and image.
Samuel is the son of Jaime & Cortney Oakes, in Guymon, Oklahoma.
“I believe clear rhetoric, critical thinking, and reasoning skills are vital to the academic experience,” said Samuel. “I sincerely appreciate TCEC providing the opportunity for this competition, and I am very appreciative of their generous donation to my educational future.”
His extracurricular high school activities included swim team, baseball, cross-country, policy debate, and academic team. He was also the president of his class, president of National Honor Society, and a member of Business Professionals of America.
Samuel plans to attend Oklahoma State University to study economics and pre-law, followed by law school.
Anyone interested in learning more about TCEC youth trips, scholarships, and other opportunities can visit www.tcec.coop under the Community tab.