REC hosts a virtual summit

REC hosts a virtual summit

Leadership, motivation and learning brought seven schools from Rural Electric Cooperative’s service area together virtually for REC's 15th annual Youth Leadership Summit. 

“REC is passionate about our youth and helping to develop their skill set,” said Megan Lawrence, Manager of Member Services and Marketing. “REC and the Board of Trustees understand the importance our youth play in our communities and fostering their leadership development will only assist them later in life.”

Rhett Laubach, owner of Your Next Speaker, in Edmond, Oklahoma spent the day working with approximately 30 students about leadership and preparing for the future. Laubach has taught leadership skills for over 20 years to audiences across the United States, the Bahamas and Canada. 

This year, students from Alex, Bray-Doyle, Dibble, Elmore City-Pernell, Lindsay, Paoli, and Rush Springs participated in the Youth Leadership Summit. REC also gave five scholarships. The winners of the scholarships were selected based on their participation throughout the day, their application they submitted and recommendations from their sponsors.

REC gave four $250 scholarships and one $500 scholarship. This year’s $250 Youth Leadership Summit scholarship winners were Rylie Pass from Bray-Doyle, Madison Wyant from Dibble, Morgan Lackey from Paoli and Jerricka Funk from Rush Springs. Kaleb Fisher from Lindsay won the $500 Youth Leadership Summit scholarship award.

“REC is honored to provide opportunities for our youth to expand their leadership skills," Lawrence adds. "We are also thankful the schools in our service territory allow their students to participate in this event and all of our youth programs."

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