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Students attend leadership summit

Students attend leadership summit

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 04.20.12

Savannah Blackwell of Union City High School and Adam Miller of South Gibson County High School were among 46 high school juniors representing 23 electric cooperatives across the state who attended the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit recently in downtown Nashville.
“The Youth Leadership Summit teaches these exceptional students how important electric cooperatives are to Tennessee’s rural communities and provides them an opportunity to see, in person, the legislative process in the Tennessee Capitol,” said Todd Blocker, TECA director of member relations. “Local electric cooperatives, school officials and guidance counselors chose these deserving young leaders to attend the summit based on their interests in government and strong leadership abilities.”
“Adam and Savannah are fine examples of the future leaders we’re raising in our local communities,” Gibson EMC communications specialist Jenni Lynn Rachels said. “Gibson EMC is pleased to provide motivated students with this opportunity to join their peers from across Tennessee to learn about state government and rural electric co-ops.”
“In the not-too-distant future, these students will be our community leaders — and electric cooperative member-owners,” Gibson EMC President and CEO Dan Rodamaker said.
“We want them to see what makes their electric cooperative special, appreciate all their co-op provides for their communities and understand why it was so important to form electric co-ops in the first place,” he added.

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