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REMC accepts applications

Friday, January 6, 2012

Parke County REMC has several opportunities for local students and is now accepting applications for the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., Touchstone Energy Camp and the Parke County REMC scholarship program.

High school juniors have a chance to join other Indiana youth on the trip to the nation's capital.

The trip begins June 13 in Indianapolis and ends June 21.

Parke County REMC Manager Greg Ternet said the Indiana delegation will include approximately 75 students throughout the state, each selected by his/her local cooperative.

In 2011, more than 1,500 students from the country made the trip.

One student will be selected to represent the Parke County REMC territory.

"Parke County REMC is pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for local students," Ternet said. "It's a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sights, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process."

The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis Thursday, June 13, to get acquainted and learn about the Indiana legislative process.

The students will depart Friday, June 14, and spend the first evening in Gettysburg, Penn.

On June 15, they will tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the morning and arrive in Washington, D.C., later that evening.

The week includes a full schedule of sightseeing, speakers, visits to National Memorials, a collection of museums, including the Newseum, and a night cruise on the Potomac River.

Students will participate in a "Youth Tour Rally," where they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues.

This will prepare them for a busy day on Capitol Hill, where students will visit with representatives of Indiana's Congressional delegation.

The week will end on a high note with the "All-States Dinner Dance," at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

The deadline to submit an application for Touchstone Energy Camp is Feb. 28.

Parke County REMC will also select five sixth-grade students to spend three adventure packed days at Touchstone Energy Camp, which takes place at Camp Tecumseh in northern Indiana, June 6-9.

A variety of programs and activities will be offered, including electric safety, Optimist Challenge, horseback riding, swimming, wall climbing, archery, riflery, canoeing and arts and crafts.

The deadline to submit an application for Touchstone Energy Camp is Feb. 28.

Parke County REMC will award eight $500 college scholarships in May. Applicants must be a high school senior, live in the Parke County REMC service area and be attending an accredited college as a first-year student in the fall of 2012.

All required application materials must be submitted to Parke County REMC no later than April 2, at 4:30 p.m. Applications received after that date will be disqualified.

For further information, call 765-569-4226, log on to www.pcremc.com, or e-mail ckilby@pcremc.com.

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