Boone REMC’s Youth Programs and Scholarships
As part of our investment in our community, Boone REMC looks for ways to support our young people. We do that by offering several youth programs each year for local students and through our scholarship program. Read on to learn more about these programs, or contact us today.
For local students, we offer several youth programs each year that offer fun, educational opportunities to our kids. These include:
Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day
If you are in high school and are interested in learning more about government, apply to be a page at the Indiana Statehouse. Indiana electric cooperatives like Boone REMC designate three days at the start of each year to send sons and daughters of their members to downtown Indianapolis, where they see the Indiana Legislature at work, tour the governor’s office, and meet their state legislator. The program dates for 2018 are Jan. 31 (apply by Jan. 22); and Feb. 7 (apply by Jan. 29). Apply to take part in the Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program by filling out the form here.
Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest
The annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest is a program that allows budding young artists to show off their creative talents. Electric Consumer, a member magazine published by Indiana Electric Cooperatives (Boone REMC’s statewide association), organizes the contest each year. One student from each K-12 grade is named a first-place winner. The kindergarten winner illustrates the calendar cover, first-grade winner depicts January, and so on, ending with the first-place high school senior illustrating December. Additionally, nine honorable mention winners are featured in a special section of the calendar. Winners receive cash prizes and are invited to a recognition reception, where they get to meet successful Hoosier artists. Any K-12 student in Indiana may enter artwork in the contest; he or she does not need to be the son or daughter of a Boone REMC member. Entries for the 2019 calendar, which will be the 21st edition, are due March 23, 2018. Find an application form here, or learn more.
Indiana Youth Tour
The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is an all-expenses-paid trip each June for students entering their senior year of high school. Participants tour historic sites and monuments in and around our nation’s capital and meet with U.S. representatives and senators. They also tour Gettysburg and the Flight 93 memorial, visit Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard, and enjoy a night cruise on the Potomac River. To be eligible, an applicant must be the son, daughter, or legal ward of a current Boone REMC member. The 2018 Indiana Youth Tour is scheduled for June 7-14; the deadline to apply is Feb. 23. Find an application form here.
Touchstone Energy Camp
Boone REMC offers a summer camp program called Touchstone Energy Camp. This program, designed for students going into seventh grade, offers a free opportunity to spend three days at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities like horseback riding, zip-lining, swimming, rock climbing, and archery, while also learning about electrical safety and renewable energy. Students must be sons or daughters of Boone REMC members to be eligible. The 2018 camp will be held June 6-9. The deadline to apply is Feb. 23. Find the application form here.
Youth Power and Hope Awards
Each fall, students in grades 5 through 8 who are involved in community service projects are encouraged to apply for the Youth Power and Hope Awards. This program, organized by Electric Consumer, a magazine for electric cooperative members in Indiana, recognizes middle-schoolers for their efforts to make their communities better places to live. The five winners are invited to the annual meeting of Indiana Electric Cooperatives (our statewide association) in December, where they get to attend a recognition breakfast with a Hoosier celebrity. Past guest speakers have included Indiana’s Miss America Katie Stam, Olympic diver David Boudia, and Survivor star Rupert Boneham. Stay tuned for the 2018 program details and application deadline. You can learn about some of the past winners here.
Demonstrations and Other Learning Opportunities
If you’re interested in having Boone REMC provide a demonstration on electrical safety or the science behind electricity for your class or other student group, contact Mandy Saucerman, communications and marketing specialist, or call 800-897-7362. Classes are also invited to come to the co-op for a tour and to learn about electricity, safety, co-op careers, and more.
We’re happy to be able to support young people in their pursuit of higher education. To that end, we’re pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities:
Boone REMC Annual Meeting Scholarships
Boone REMC will award 15 – $500 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. The scholarships will be awarded during a random drawing at the Boone REMC Annual Meeting, held in March. Applicants need to fill out a form and complete a short quiz on the history of Boone REMC. Students have three options for completing the application:
- Email to Mandy Saucerman ([email protected]) by March 2, 2018;
- Present the forms when registering at the annual meeting on Saturday, March 10, 2018, before 10 a.m., at Lebanon High School; or
- Complete the application in person at the annual meeting between 8:15 and 10 a.m. Click here for more details and to download an application.