Meet new friends and see new places at no cost through TCEC youth trips
If you know an eighth grader or high school junior looking for something fun to do over the summer, encourage them to apply for the trip of a lifetime through TCEC.
Five high school juniors and four eighth graders will be selected to attend trips through TCEC. All students whose parents or guardians are TCEC members are encouraged to apply by January 19, 2019. Ask your school counselor for the paperwork to apply or download the forms at www.tcec.coop/youth.
Selected students will attend camps or tours with other students from other schools across the state in the summer of 2019. As a member of statewide electric cooperative associations in Oklahoma and Kansas, TCEC is excited to offer leadership development opportunities to area youth.
- Adventure to new places. Juniors will either go to Washington, D.C., or Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Eighth graders will go to Red Rock Canyon near Hinton, Oklahoma.
- Meet new people from all over the United States and Oklahoma.
- Hone your leadership skills.
- Create memories to last a lifetime.
How do I apply?
High school juniors fill out an application including their contact information, community, school and work activities and a brief explanation of why they would make a good TCEC delegate. A panel of judges will review applications to select ten finalists for interviews. Three finalists are selected for the gold award trip to Washington, D.C. June 14-20, 2019, and two are selected for the silver award trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 12-18, 2019.
Eighth graders write a creative letter to their school’s principal naming specific actions the school should take to be more energy efficient. They submit the letter with the trip application to TCEC to enter the contest for the free trip to YouthPower Energy Camp May 28-May 31, 2019, at Canyon Camp near Hinton. They can include photos and other exhibits to support their reasoning. A panel of judges will review the applications and select the winning delegates.
Are there any expenses?
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.
More information online
More details, videos and trip applications are available online at www.tcec.coop under ‘Community’ then ‘Youth and Education.’ For additional information, call Leslie Kraich at 580-652-2418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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