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Kacee Schier, an 8th grader at Antlers Obunch Middle School and the daughter of Kathy and Scott Schier, was recently named the Pushmataha County winner of the Choctaw Electric Cooperativeâ€™s Energy Camp essay contest. Schier submitted a 150 word essay on the topic: â€śWrite your school Board, addressing a change you would like to implement in your school!â€ť This essay was part of a contest to be able to attend the Choctaw Electric Cooperativeâ€™s Energy Camp.
The Choctaw Electric Cooperative selects three 8th grade students to attend the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperativeâ€™s YouthPower Energy Camp, an all-expense paid, four-day summer camp at Red Rock Canyon, located near Hinton, OK. One winner from each of the three counties that Choctaw Electric serves (Pushmataha, Choctaw and McCurtain Counties) is selected to attend.
The camp is designed to help develop leadership skills, have summertime fun and at the same time learn about one of rural Americaâ€™s most important industries, rural electrification. Attendees activities will include: pizza parties, dances, volleyball, hiking, swimming, basketball, football and other games along with experiencing the exciting world of rural electrification, watch safety demonstrations, pole climbs, and tour one of the largest generating facilities in Oklahoma.
They will have the opportunity to experience this with more than 70 other children from every corner of the state and will get to set up and run their own Coke and candy cooperative business.