Prairie Land has a long tradition of sponsoring high school juniors for all-expense-paid trips designed to enrich their leadership potential. Students have benefitted from leadership camps in Colorado, youth tours in Washington, D.C., and scholarships.
This year, the traditional youth tour has been replaced with a new Kansas Electric Youth (KEY) Leadership Conference held in Topeka June 5-8. Then, after a few years hiatus due to COVID-19, the beloved Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp is back near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 15-21.
The competitors came to the headquarters on Feb. 13 to complete an examination and participate in interviews.
Our winners are pictured above. Sophie Imm of Phillipsburg and Cappi Hoeting of Stockton chose to attend Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp. Erin Johnson of Kirwin and Makenna Russom of Phillipsburg will attend the KEY Leadership Conference.
This is an outstanding opportunity for these students to network with other young leaders, learn about electric cooperatives, practice some engineering and watch our government in action. Congratulations to these impressive young leaders!