By Cathy Racicot
Each year Harrison REMC is excited to shine the spotlight on our youth programs and those youth in the community that take part in them.
Harrison REMC sponsors programs to benefit middle and high school students in learning more about energy, the cooperative business model, history, government, and much more. Below are the youth programs offered. Please go to www.harrisonremc.com to apply or for more information.
Page Day: Spend Jan. 25 at the Statehouse! Students get the opportunity to learn about their state government and how bills become law. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet their legislator. This program is open to high school students. The deadline to apply is Jan. 11, 2023.
Cooperative Calendar Art Contest: Indiana K-12 students are invited to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest for a chance to illustrate an award-winning wall calendar. Each year, 13 first-place winners and honorable mention winners will have their artwork featured in the calendar and will receive cash prizes. Submission deadline is March 24, 2023.
Indiana Youth Tour: During the month of June, Indiana’s electric cooperatives sponsor a weeklong all-inclusive trip to Washington, D.C. This year the trip is from June 11-18 and is open to current high school juniors whose parent/guardian is served by Harrison REMC. This trip includes visiting many historic sites, visits with Indiana congressional leaders and a youth event with other students from around the country. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
Camp Kilowatt: Camp Kilowatt will be held June 7-10 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Students who are currently in sixth grade and whose parents/guardians are served by Harrison REMC are eligible to apply. The camp offers traditional outdoor activities along with environmental education, electrical safety practices and cooperative business education. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
Harrison REMC scholarship: Each year, Harrison REMC offers a $1,000 scholarship to one student from each participating high school. This is open to high school seniors whose parents/guardians are served by Harrison REMC. Applicants must be attending full time (12 credit hours) for the fall 2023 semester. They must also be attending a college or university located within the Indiana counties of Clark, Floyd, or Harrison as well as Jefferson County in Kentucky. Applications must be postmarked by March 24, 2023.
CATHY RACICOT is the communication manager at Harrison REMC