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June 13, 2013

Midwest Energy Sends Five on Washington, D.C. Tour

Midwest Energy is sending five high school juniors from Central and Western Kansas to Washington, D.C., for the 52ndannual “Government in Action” Youth Tour, June 13-20.Attending are Kylie Jones from Golden Plains High School in Rexford; Sierra Spencer Lohoefener, from Decatur County High School in Oberlin; Audra Nowak, from Victoria High School; Christina Sledd from Chase, attending Newton High School; and Kelly Wycoff, from Scott Community High School in Scott City.The five were selected by Midwest Energy’s Board of Directors, and are among 34 Kansas high school students selected by electric cooperatives throughout the state, to attend the trip.Once in Washington, the Kansas delegation will join more than 1,500 high school students from across the nation on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. During their week-long stay in Washington, these youth will see "Government in Action."  They will meet and visit with United States Senators and Representatives, and will tour many sites including the Capitol, Smithsonian Institute, Mt. Vernon, and several memorials.“Midwest Energy’s vision statement is to ‘build a brighter future for our customer-owners,” said Earnie Lehman, President and General Manager at Midwest Energy.  “This tour enables that by giving very bright students insight into the political process, helping them become future community leaders.”Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have collectively organized similar trips for more than 41,000 high school juniors and seniors.The tour is coordinated by Kansas Electric Cooperatives, the statewide service organization for the rural electric cooperatives in Kansas.

Christina Sledd, Sierra Spencer Lohoefener, Audra Nowak, Kylie Jones and Kelly Wycoff visited the Goodman Energy Center in Hays June 13, before heading off to Washington, D.C.
Christina Sledd, Sierra Spencer Lohoefener, Audra Nowak, Kylie Jones and Kelly Wycoff visited the Goodman Energy Center in Hays June 13, before heading off to Washington, D.C.

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