Congratulations 2017 Youth Tour Winners

Youth Tour Coordinator, Dee Longoria and Energy Services Supervisor, Rae Gorman congratulate Rylee Waller for being selected as a Youth Tour recipient.

Christian Hernandez, Kris Wagner, Rylee Waller and Makalah Henke were selected to represent Pioneer Electric on this year’s Youth Tours. The students will be joining other representatives from across the state and country on two all-expense-paid trips in June and July.

Waller and Wagner will represent Southern Pioneer Electric at the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 8-15. During their stay, they will tour the Smithsonian Museums, have breakfast with legislators on Capitol Hill, take a night tour of the memorials, and take a dance cruise on the Potomac River.

Henke and Hernandez will travel to the Rocky Mountains on the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp from July 14-20. Set in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO, the camp allows students from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Wyoming to grow and develop their leadership skills together in a fun and active setting. Our representatives will enjoy white water rafting on the Colorado River, touring the Trapper Coal Mine and Craig Generation Plant, visiting Mt. Werner, and participating in a variety of camp activities.

Photos of Christian Hernandez, Makalah Henke, Rylee Waller and Kris Wagner.
Christian Hernandez, Makalah Henke, Rylee Waller and Kris Wagner were selected to represent Pioneer Electric on this year’s Youth Tours.

“Congratulations to each of our winners,” said Dee Longoria, Southern Pioneer’s Youth Tour Coordinator. “I’m proud of all four students and I know that they will be wonderful representatives of the Cooperative.”

Both tours are sponsored by Southern Pioneer Electric Cooperative and Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., of Topeka.