Cuivre River Electric Cooperative will sponsor six delegates to participate in this year’s CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program.
The delegates are Alan Meyer, Fort Zumwalt North High School; Jamie Jarvis, Jarvis Home School; Macy Beckemeier, Winfield High School; Josie Hoskins, Troy Buchanan High School; and Anna Meyer and Joy Kassebaum, Liberty Christian Academy.
This year’s CYCLE program will be held virtually, scheduled for July 21-23, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Delegates will spend two of the three days at CREC offices and one day in Jefferson City. A number of speakers and other activities are planned similar to the great conference that normally is held in-person each summer.
The annual contest is open to high school sophomores who live and attend school in CREC’s general service area, or who have the co-op’s service in their homes. Local teachers were invited to nominate sophomore students to serve as CYCLE delegates, or students applied independently. As part of the application process, sophomore students were asked to submit a narrative about their school activities and community service.
The CYCLE program is in its 18th year and is a past recipient of the National Community Youth Service award for the top youth program among all electric cooperatives in the country. Since 2004, Cuivre River has sponsored and provided more than 60 students with a continued focus on youth leadership and educational opportunities at CYCLE.
For more information about the CYCLE program, contact Tim Schmidt at 636-695-4837 or by email at email@example.com.