MEC Chooses 2024 Youth Tour Delegates

Published on Saturday, March 30, 2024 in Youth Tour

Four high schoolers—Frankie, Areea, Cephus, and Norah—got a taste of co-op life at our Cassopolis headquarters on Friday, Feb. 2.

The group started the day with an activity. Each teen chose a word that related to themselves. Frankie chose “willing,” Areea chose “eager,” Cephus chose “perseverance,” and Norah chose “compassion.” They then painted the word on a plank of wood using any colors they wanted. The activity helped us get to know each of them as individuals. From there, the group learned about the history and importance of cooperatives before touring the building with us to see what we do here at MEC.

We chose two students to represent MEC on this summer’s NRECA Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C.: Areea, a Ross Beatty High School senior, and Norah, a Kalamazoo Christian High School senior. They’ll have the opportunity to visit several national historical sites, learn about our nation’s capital city hands on, and interact with other students from electric cooperatives across the country.