High school Juniors: apply now for CYCLE 2021

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC) is proud to continue its commitment to support area youth in education. The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) is a statewide effort of the Electric Cooperatives of Missouri designed to bring together some of the brightest young high school students to learn about electric cooperatives and state government. The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives hosts the conference each July. HOEC will again sponsor two high school juniors to attend the conference.

CYCLE will take place July 14th – 16th, 2021 at the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center in Jefferson City. The 2020 CYCLE conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2019 CYCLE delegate, Faith Stewart said “CYCLE was a great opportunity to interact with other students from all across the state.” She also stated that other highlights of the conference included hearing from nationally known speakers such as Rachel’s Challenge and learning more about state government and electric cooperatives. Faith concluded by stating that she would recommend CYCLE to other students.

To apply to become a CYCLE delegate, students who are currently juniors, are required to complete an application and answer a few questions about themselves. An official application can be acquired on the cooperative website at http://www.hoecoop.org/?q=CYCLE. The application can be completed online, or it can be printed, filled out and mailed to the cooperative. Two students will be selected from an independent group of judges to attend CYCLE. The deadline to enter is February 22nd, 2021.

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