We would like to announce the 2020 youth program winners. Our contestants met at Ninnescah’s office on Wednesday, January 22. They took a test based on an information packet we provided to them and then had a short interview with our three judges. Our contestants were Madeline Drake, Preston; Edwin Fernandez, St. John; Addie Hoeme, Preston; Ruby Howell, Preston; Erin Jackson, Preston and Riley Prosser, Pratt.
The Youth Tour Trip to Washington D.C. offers insight to our country’s rich history thru the many sites the students visit as well as learning about the political process with our Kansas Senators and Representatives in Washington. They will make new friends from across the state of Kansas plus four students from Hawaii who join them in Topeka.
The Cooperative Leadership Camp to Steamboat Springs, CO builds leadership skills as well as teaching the seven cooperative principles, with the students having the opportunity to create a co-op complete with a Board of Directors. They learn about electricity from generation to delivery by touring the Trapper Coal Mine & Craig Generation plant to building transmission line and seeing a high voltage demonstration. The winner of this trip has the opportunity to be selected by fellow campers as an ambassador and return to assist with next year’s camp.
Madeline Drake, sophomore at Pratt High School, was selected as winner of the Youth Tour to Washington D.C., June 18 – 25. This trip has unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID -19 crisis. Madeline will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Addie Hoeme, sophomore at Pratt High School, was selected as our alternate to the Youth Tour to Washington D.C. and will receive a $250 Scholarship.
Ruby Howell, junior at Pratt High School, was selected as winner of the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 10 – 16.
Erin Jackson, junior at Pratt High School, was selected as our alternate to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp and will receive a $250 Scholarship.
Edwin Fernandez, junior at St. John High School and Riley Prosser, sophomore at Pratt High School will both receive a $250 Scholarship. Ninnescah Electric thanks all the students who participated and congratulates this year’s winners.
These trips are open to sophomores and juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Ninnescah and those living in our service territory may participate even though the service is not listed in their parent’s name. Please contact Nancy Aschenbrenner for information about the trips for next year at 800-828-5538.