Pioneer Electric announces 2024 Youth Tour delegates

Published 12:35 pm Sunday, January 28, 2024

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By Christi Scruggs

Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Four Butler County high school juniors will represent Pioneer Electric Cooperative at this year’s Alabama Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour. They are Matty Grace Coghlan (McKenzie High School), Katie Nimmer (Greenville High School), Charisa Bullard (McKenzie High School) and Aaralyn Cowles (Fort Dale Academy).

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These students will join Delaney McHugh (John T. Morgan Academy), Riley Lane (Lowndes Academy) and students from throughout the state in Montgomery to participate in leadership activities, visit elected officials and tour historical landmarks in March. Youth Tour gives young men and women the opportunity to learn about our nation’s government while developing a better understanding of cooperatives’ vital role in our communities. 

“Youth Tour is one of my favorite cooperative programs because it exposes these students to so many new experiences like interviewing and meeting new people,” said Christi Scruggs, Pioneer Electric Communications Director. “The success of our future depends on today’s young people, and we are proud to play a part in their education outside the classroom.”

To participate in the program, the students must complete an application, answer essay questions and submit a resume. Twenty-five students participated in interviews, where judges scored them on their knowledge of electric cooperatives and personal attributes such as personality, communication skills and poise.