Two Head to Leadership Camp

Two Head to Leadership Camp


Mia Bond and Megan Ernzen have been selected by FreeState Electric Cooperative to attend the 40th Annual Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from July 14-20. Bond and Ernzen will join approximately 100 students from across Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

Bond, Tonganoxie High School, and Ernzen, Lansing High School, were selected from a group of high school students through an application process, an essay about cooperative engagement, and a personal interview.

“FreeState is proud to support youth programs very year,” Steve Foss, CEO, said. “Our hope is that these student leaders will gain awareness of the cooperative business model, how our system works, and why it’s important for youth to be involved in our community.”

At the camp, students will be actively involved in daily membership meetings, establishing committees, and electing a general manager and board of directors. They will also have the opportunity to tour Fish Creek Falls, Trapper Mine and Craig Power Plant, visit Steamboat Springs, go river rafting, and enjoy camp activities such as volleyball, swimming and a talent show.

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