Youth Tour Winners Announced
Kearney, Mo — Smithville High School junior Nolan Pestano and Excelsior Springs High School junior Jane Pemberton have been selected to represent Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C. this summer at the 2022 Youth Tour conference, an all-expense paid leadership experience coordinated by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and sponsored by Platte-Clay.
In addition, Wyatt Stapleton (North Platte High School), Brock Uthe (Platte County High School), Wyeth Perry (East Buchanan High School) and Chloe Boulter (Liberty North High School) have been selected to serve as delegates to the Youth CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) in Jefferson City.
“The Youth Tour and Youth CYCLE programs provide unmatched leadership development opportunities for high schoolers,” said Amanda McQuerrey, Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator. “We believe supporting education is key to developing the next generation of leaders in the Northland, and we’re thrilled to offer this opportunity to these impressive students.”
The six Youth Tour winners presented their ideas about how the cooperative can reach the next generation of members to a panel of judges from the Northland community. The final competition was held on April 21.
Platte-Clay has been sponsoring students to attend Youth Tour since 1964. The conference gives students the chance to visit historical sights, meet with elected officials and connect with other students from across Missouri and the nation.
About Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative (PCEC) serves more than 25,000 accounts and 3,000 miles of energized line in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte, and Ray Counties, in metropolitan Kansas City’s Northland region. PCEC was established in 1938 and is among the fastest-growing cooperatives in the state of Missouri.