Congratulations to Savannah Catalan, a sophomore at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green. She received $100 for creating the cover of the annual cookbook published by Warren Rural Electric Cooperative.
“Warren RECC understands the importance of involving our youth in cooperative activities,” says W. Scott Ramsey, CEO. “Inviting and encouraging students to participate in the Design the Cover contest is just one way they can learn what it means to be a member of an electric cooperative.”
Honorable mentions went to August Htoo, a senior at Greenwood High School, and Emma Robbins, a junior at Butler County High School.
Safety is no accident at Inter-County Energy Cooperative. One day each year is completely devoted to safety training for employees. Guest speakers discuss an array of topics about safety, including emergency action plans and defensive techniques. Inter-County Energy employees then participate in field activities such as bucket rescue, pole-top rescue, and solving line problems.
“Safety day is very productive for us,” says Charlie Lewis, Safety Loss/Control coordinator. “We learn a lot and go over things that need to be reviewed annually.”
Shelby Energy Cooperative line technicians Neil Raizor and Richard Spoonamore demonstrated safety gear and safety around power lines during the annual Construction Career Days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. More than 3,000 high school students from throughout the state explored careers in the construction and utility industries. All students received a hard hat, which they decorated with stickers given out by various presenters and vendors.
“This event is a great way to show students the construction career path options they have to choose from,” says Debra J. Martin, president and CEO of Shelby Energy, “and it’s a great opportunity for utilities like Shelby Energy to share career and safety information.”
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