Archive for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tonganoxie High junior selected for leadership camp

April 9, 2013

A Tonganoxie High School junior is headed to Steamboat Springs, Colo., later this summer for the “Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp," courtesy of Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative.

Cody Koch took part in LJEC’s annual youth trip contest, competing in general knowledge of electric cooperatives, their history, as well as a personal interview conducted and judged by former youth trip winners.

Koch is one of only two students selected by LJEC to attend the camp. He will join Oskaloosa High School student Kelsey Willits on the trip.

Camp attendees include students sponsored by electric cooperatives from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Students are assigned to small breakout groups that work together to form a working cooperative, as well as participate in a transmission line competition. There are numerous leadership exercises and programs presented throughout their week-long trip. Students also tour the Trapper Coal Mine and Craig Power Generation Plant and sites around Steamboat Springs.

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