Youth Tour (A 6 day trip to Washington, DC with 1600 plus delegates from across the countries other participating electric cooperatives) winners: Juniors: Daphne Boggs, Marshfield High School and Alexandra Holmes, Fordland High School will be representing the members of WEC this summer at the national conference, Youth Tour. The young ladies passed through rounds of competition to claim a delegate spot for the 2019 leadership conference and tour. Congratulations to both!

C.Y.C.L.E. (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) is held along side the Youth Tour contest for Sophomores across our service territory. They too passed through the competition rounds to come out ahead of the pack. Winners of this years C.Y.C.L.E. conference Taylor Kochs, Niangua High School: Rachael Deckard, Niangua High School: and Veronica Buttram, Fordland High School will be leaving for 3 days in Jefferson City where they will debate a bill on the floor of the House, learn the Cooperative Difference, and bar-b-que in the park all while getting to know over 100 other delegates from across Missouri. Congratulations to these winners!

Your cooperative is proud of all those who competed in this years contest. The future looks bright for all of us with these up and coming leaders! We are committed to the Communities we serve and are excited to see these kids get this opportunity. We could not make this happen without the dedication to the program that the teachers in the schools we serve show. They validate us and encourage their students to participate, and for that we are forever grateful.

Working together, being a part of the Community and serving safe, reliable and affordable power is something we strive to do daily.