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Students selected for D.C. trip, energy camp

Sophia Eiler Photo




Luke Lael Photo


Sophia Eiler, a junior at Whitko High School, and Luke Lael, a junior at Homestead High School, have been selected to represent Northeastern REMC on the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. in June. The tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital and learn about the federal government and the cooperative utility industry.

This year’s Indiana delegation will be comprised of approximately 80 students from throughout the state, each selected by a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.  Over 1,500 students from 48 states are typically in the nation’s capital for this week-long conference.  Students are given an opportunity to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and a return trip to Washington, D.C. as a member of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council.

Sophia is the daughter of Jim and Melissa Eiler of Pierceton. Luke is the son of Lawrence and Marielle Lael of Fort Wayne. Coincidentally, Luke’s mom went on the Youth Tour as an REMC delegate when she was a junior in high school.

Sixth graders Carissa Cox of Indian Springs Middle School, Olivia Greener of Holy Cross Lutheran School and Cameron Coles of Carroll Middle School will be packing their bags and heading off to camp – Touchstone Energy Camp that is!

The energy-themed camp is held at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN. At camp, they will learn about electricity, electrical safety, and conservation, as well as partake in popular camp activities such as swimming, horseback riding, crafts, zip lining, and archery. This program is offered annually by electric cooperatives across the state in support of area youth.

Carissa is the daughter of Sarah Oswalt. Olivia is the daughter of Richard and Rena Greener. Cameron is the daughter of Remy and Kristen Coles

We wish all these students the TIME OF THEIR LIVES!! Congratulations to all five students.

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